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Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
O’Connor & the short story’s ‘submerged population groups’
12th Jul

We're all aware that the novel is dead. People have been making pronouncements about its demise for ages, even as n...

BLOT
Sound and Vision
Corporate funding alone does not a great artist make
10th May

There is some value in discussing the dilemmas of contemporary arts funding in India today. Taking care of BLOT! fo...

PRAYAAG AKBAR
GROUND REPORT
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Mancunian Empire
26th Apr

The news filtered in, coming to us not quite o'er the glens and dales and distilleries of Scotland, but certainly w...

INDRAJIT HAZRA
POX INDI KA
Waiting for Messi: Will 2014 finally be the genius’ year?
14th Jun

By the time this column comes out, I'll be either exhausted or still riding on a gargantuan fake-sugar rush. Three ...

Shougat Dasgupta
A Fan’s Notes
Does the ‘Great Game’ need state-of-the-art faicilities to thrive?
5th Jul

By the time you read this, the quarterfinals for the World Cup will have been played. But this piece will have been...

ABHIMANYU DAS
VIDEO DROME
Reichardt’s cautionary tale of the impassioned & impressionable
12th Jul

K elly Reichardt's tightly coiled new film Night Moves represents a partial departure from her past work. Known for...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
Too graphic for grown-ups? Thoughts on pictures in books
12th Jul

Have you ever thought about what it means that we think picture books are for children? Clearly, it's not that we t...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Are you bored? The rewarding experiences of utter boredom
5th Jul

Have you ever used "are you bored?" as a conversation starter with interesting consequences? The irony in my questi...

I had an abortion and now I am scared of making love
12th Jul

Q. I had to have an abortion recently because I didn't realise anythin...

"“ Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.” "

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
The Hunger Games
12th Jul

London University recently hosted a conference examining the role of celebrities in contemporary life. In...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
The warped logic of the male gaze
7th Jun

A poster went around on social media a week ago from someone called the Logical Indian. The picture showing a girl ...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
Milks subverts pop culture’s notions of adolescent girlhood
5th Jul

Somewhere in suburban America, teenaged Caty is making out with a boy on a rope swing. The setting with which Megan...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
The Great Hamlet-Gertrude Conundrum
5th Jul

In Hamlet, the eponymous protagonist desperately wants vengeance to be his, but is unable to take matters into his ...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
Adaptive Radiation, Radiation & Evolution
12th Jul

Over the last few months my cousin has been discussing the idea of Adaptive Radiation. This is the name given to th...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Royalty and rebellion at the Bhutan Literature Festival
28th Jun

In today's political economy of literature festivals, when you jump from one place to the other reading from the sa...

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