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All That We Want - The Gaysi Zine

The fifth edition of The Gaysi Zine embarks on a journey to explore the unchartered realm of queer desires, and

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Interview of the Week: Ira Trivedi

Ira Trivedi

Nikhil and Riya Award-winning Journalist. Bestselling Writer. Master of Yoga. Ira Trivedi is probably one of the most interesting writers from

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Knives & Ink

Knives and Ink

Knives & Ink takes the clichéd story of the tattooed chef and turns it on its head. Authored by Isaac

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Interview of the Week: George Saunders

George Saunders

‘I had really decided that I didn’t care to ever write a novel,’ starts one of the world’s most beloved

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Himanshu and Aqui

Bombay Zine Fest at Kochi

The independent and alternative publishing scene and the zines that are born out of it tell us a lot about the

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The Horizon Is An Imaginary Line

The Horizon Is An Imaginary Line

‘We are all migrants in one way or another. Some of us have personal histories of travel and movement, others

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Interview of the Week: Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam

It’s been a long journey for Nadeem Aslam, and the British-Pakistani author is happy straddling the two worlds that inspire

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Interview of the Week: Shashi Tharoor | Photo: Tanuj Ahuja

Shashi Tharoor

Bringing Them to Book ST. Two ornate tiles in blue carry his initials outside his room, but with that calm demeanour,

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This Wide Night | Sarvat Hasin

This Wide Night

Sarvat Hasin Why must a book always be burdened with the task of explaining the city that it is set in?

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Virginia Reeves | Work Like Any Other

The Year That Was - In Literature

Today for #ThrowbackThursday, we leaf through our issues to bring to you the best of debut authors in 2016 --

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Left: The Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape | Right: Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Year after year, we look forward to new voices in literature who guide us to places we never would have

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Interview Of The Week: William Dalrymple | Photo: Bikramjit Bose

William Dalrymple

In his latest book on India's greatest lost treasure, William Dalrymple finds himself in a diamond-cut-diamond collaboration with author Anita

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Photo: Halik Azeez | The Story of a Brief Marriage

Anuk Arudpragasam

The Story of a Brief Marriage Consider this. There’s a bloody war going on in one part of the country, and

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Karan Mahajan

Longlisted for The National Book Award, Karan Mahajan’s very ambitious, The Association of Small Bombs is his attempt to recover

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll

#ThrowbackThursday with Emily Carroll

Through the Woods Creating comics wasn’t a dream or a career option for debut graphic novelist, Emily Carroll. Her love

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Interview of the Week: Virginia Reeves

Virginia Reeves

Work Like Any Other One of the four debutants on this year’s Man Booker longlist, Montana-based author Virginia Reeves has played

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Karthika V.K.

#ThrowbackThursday with Karthika VK

It was 2010 when editor and publisher Karthika VK wrote this curatorial note for our Literature edition, talking about how

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Nikesh Shukla | Photo Courtesy: Sham Phat

Nikesh Shukla

The Good Immigrant Meet the guy who made Riz Ahmed write the kickass essay on racism that has the world sit

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3 Minutes with Piyush Pandey

Contextualise yourself in one line. Citizen of India What inspires you and your ideas? People, people, people. The first job you were hired for? Tea

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Kumaon Literary Festival

Kumaon Literary Festival

The hills are coming alive for literature lovers and green travellers alike this week. The Kumaon Literary Festival, spread over

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Saeed Naqvi

Being The Other 'Reality is stranger than fiction, as in my case. I write what I have lived,' starts veteran journalist

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Lavanya Shanbhogue Arvind

The Author on her debut book The Heavens we Chase 'I spent seven years in financial services, got thoroughly disillusioned with

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Pattaya Plotting: Tanuj Solanki

How does experience become literature?  That quest forms the central theme of Tanuj Solanki’s debut novel: Neon, Noon. The soon-to-release

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Alain de Botton

He writes on Love, he runs a School of Life where the world exchanges emotional intelligence, and he’s throwing open

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#ThrowbackThursday

With Ayad Akhtar: Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer in 2013 for his path-breaking drama, Disgraced. With performances that stupefied audiences at

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Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

Year after year, we look forward to new voices that guide us to places we never would have ventured to.

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Sunil Yapa

The Author I grew up in the US and around the world, the biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and

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Josy Joseph

I recall my interview with Josy Joseph as an interesting one. An investigative journalist, he may usually be on the other

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Orijit Sen and Vidyun Sabhaney; Photography Sharad Shrivastav

Orijit Sen and Vidyun Sabhaney

First hand: Graphic Non-Fiction from India What is it about non-fiction writing that makes it scream out loud from the shelves,

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Democrats and Dissenters

Ramachandra Guha, historian-author: A major new collection of essays by Ramachandra Guha, Democrats and Dissenters is a work of rigorous scholarship

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Rohit Chakraborty

Rohit Chakraborty was born in Guwahati in November of 1995. He has been writing since the age of eight. As

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The Living

Author, Anjali Joseph: Anjali Joseph brings to us her third novel – The Living; in praise of everyday life; illuminating its

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Marlon James/Photo: Samiksha Sharma

Marlon James

Burnin' It’s one-o-clock in the afternoon at the Jaipur Literature Festival, and he’s already tired. Writer Marlon James’ badge says Speaker,

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EroText

Sudeep Sen, author:  Sudeep Sen finds poetic stimulus in everything that surrounds him. His journey into the world of poetry began

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Deep Singh Blue

Debut novelist Ranbir Singh Sidhu has made an ordinary life extremely extraordinary in his tremendously engrossing book, Deep Singh Blue.

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Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

Spring Shelf

The days are getting hotter but thankfully so are the books this year. Here are our picks of five largely

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Meera Syal

She is probably one of the most famous of her generation of British Asians to impact mainstream culture. She has

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Walking Bookfairs: Books-on-Wheels

Co-Founders and Business partners, Satabadi Misra and Akshaya Rautaray started their journey across India with the aim to complete it

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Arundhati Roy

Women's Week Special: Literature

Our week-long tribute to inspiring women in creative fields is about to come to a close, but not before reminding

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Kanishk Tharoor  Swimmer Among The Stars

Swimmer Among the Stars

Author, Kanishk Tharoor: As Kanishk Tharoor wins the 2016 Tata Lit Live! First Book Award for his debut, Swimmer Among the

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Kunal Nayyar

‘Multi-cultural self-deprecating lucky boy.’ That’s how Kunal Nayyar, better known as Raj of the cult TV sitcom The Big Bang

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The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation

Nidhi Dugar Kundalia Once upon a time, Occupation was a very different word from what we today know it as.

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The House of Hidden Mothers

Meera Syal, author: One of the most famous of her generation of British Asians to impact mainstream culture, actor and writer

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Radhika Vaz

Radhika Vaz

Comedian, writer: Contextualise yourself in one line. I keep putting myself in situations where I end up feeling like the new kid

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The Suppressed Anger of the Pakistani Obedient Daughter

Ayesha Tariq

‘The book is a satirical account of a frustrated 17-year old girl Sarah, who lives in a middle class urban

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A Handbook for my Lover

Writer, Rosalyn D'Mello: Where does a relationship between a 20-something and a 50-something go? When it’s shared between an ardent art

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Mita Kapur

Crime Writer's Festival

Mita Kapur: Mita Kapur is the founder and CEO of Siyahi; India’s leading literary consultancy. She is the brainchild behind various

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

William Dalrymple, Festival Director  With exactly a month to go for the Jaipur Literature Festival that this time has a lineup

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New Voices of 2015

2015 saw very interesting, deep, ambitious and experimental debuts. We shortlist three of our favourites. A Handbook For My Lover Rosalyn D’Mello Where

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Teresa Rehman

The Mothers of Manipur - Twelve Women Who Made History: Remember Thangjam Manorama? It has been eleven years since she was raped

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The story of Babur

While adults might have the luxury to choose from endless book titles for their fancy, there’s always a dearth of

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Pandeymonium

Piyush Pandey on Advertising:  India’s robust polio eradication campaign, which echoed the definitive words 'Do Boond Zindagi Ki', victoriously pulled the country out

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Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Author, Max Porter:  ‘Part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief. Something funny, something sad, something about being in love with your

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Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi is a pioneer. He has readied an entire nation of English readers to not just sample a fresh

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The Man Booker Shortlist 2015

Here's a lowdown on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist -- the authors, the titles, the plots. Take

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We Don't Know What We're Doing

‘A young man exchanges the home comforts of one motherfigure for a fleeting sexual encounter with another; a brother and

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Aarushi

Author, Avirook Sen: Avirook Sen’s Aarushi is bold and blunt. Present facts, build scenarios, cite sources let the story tell itself—his

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Abeer Y. Hoque

The Author I was born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents and my family moved to the States when I was in

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Raghu Karnad

The Author Raghu Karnad was born in Mumbai in 1983, and studied Political Science at Swarthmore College, PA, and at Oxford.

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In the Country: Stories

Mia Alvar, born in Phillipines and currently residing in New York City, is a unique entrant in the world of

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