skillicious_sunday-gardian

Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
Revenge is a dish best served cold
19th Apr

One of the more commented-on aspects of Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby was the decision to never show the face of...

BLOT
Sound and Vision
What does breaking genres say about an artist?
12th Apr

Today, let's look at some of the more obscure side stories of creating (and continuing) an interdisciplinary electr...

PRAYAAG AKBAR
GROUND REPORT
A partial but important depiction of loss and exile
9th Feb

Rape runs as a crimson tide through the narrative of Rahul Pandita's memoir of the exile of the Kashmiri Pandit com...

INDRAJIT HAZRA
POX INDI KA
“I’ll top up your glass. Just don’t call me a servant.”
19th Apr

Do you have a servant to top up your glass?" As you read that sentence, you must have realised fairly quickly that ...

ABHIMANYU DAS
VIDEO DROME
A deeply empathetic, but brutal prison drama
19th Apr

Britain can't claim the illustrious track record of prison dramas that American cinema has under its belt but a hea...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
The Long Dark Tea-time of the Indian Soul
19th Apr

Do you drink tea? If you're Indian and your answer is no, you're probably (a) from one of those lucky parts of the ...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Chinky Eyes: The many shades of racism
5th Apr

A few years ago, a man who I had just met, began flirting with me by deliberately mispronouncing my name. "Sunaina...

I am 19, two-weeks pregnant and married to an adulterer
19th Apr

Q. I'm 19, got married three months ago against my family's wishes and...

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

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
The Critic’s Claws
19th Apr

"I don't know anyone who actually does care what a critic says," Lou Reed once sniffed loftily. Sir Andrew Lloyd We...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
Who’d have thunk it? Music channels are the new change agents
12th Apr

In an advertisement on Channel [V], a girl reads the paper with the headlines "Katrina Kaif learns Hindi". She turn...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
In memory of the much-murdered Archie Andrews
19th Apr

We killed Archie Andrews in April 2014, when we announced that he was going to die in an issue a couple of months h...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Books that summoned childhood at will
5th Apr

(This is the second in a two-part series on Western literature for children.) I wrote, last fortnight, about the d...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
Impending Doom? The long shadow of Reverend Malthus
19th Apr

One of the stories about technology in today's world has, on its surface, little to do with science; instead this i...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Roosting awhile in the house that rock ‘n’ roll built
8th Mar

I don't believe in luck. People tend to be in the right place at the right time by dint of birth, opportunities and...

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