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Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
A Swedish mystery à la Murakami
6th Sep

Beset by thoughts of a mysterious incident, an alienated individual walks alone down city streets facing an unnamed...

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
How would this German side fare against the best ever?
23rd Jul

A couple of years ago, while I was the books editor of a magazine, an intern worked with us over the summer. Half-I...

ABHIMANYU DAS
VIDEO DROME
Assured acting enlivens an indie imbued with love for cooking
20th Dec

There are many movies that simply admire food from a distance, laying it out before the camera like an exhibition i...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
Unforeseen effects: Why I love film festivals
6th Dec

It's hard to describe the lure of a film festival to people who've never done one. And yes, it is something you&nbs...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Figure in the carpet: A poet on her dead mother
29th Nov

I met the poet Priya Sarukkai Chabria's mother in a poem in the summer of 2014. Until then, she had only flitted in...

"The broader the topic, the easier it is, not only to fill a book, but to set the bar pretty high for really great stuff. "

Mary Roach

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
London Caliing
25th Oct

The Morose Maestro Leonard Cohen has been mourning his 80th birthday with a new album, Popular Problems. ...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
Abuse grows from shame: Vogue India’s ad campaign
6th Dec

A PSA on domestic violence doing the interweb rounds has seen some serious online hostility in the last fortnight. ...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
Just-So Stories from a different world
29th Nov

Are the three Manuela Draeger stories in In The Time of the Blue Ball: Three Post-Exotic Tales, set before or after...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
The Empty Vessel: On female desire in Victorian literature
6th Dec

As products of a largely phallo-centric society, our sexual discourse has had to limit itself to male desire and it...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
The sex lives of plants and the death of bees
6th Dec

Nobody really likes to talk about plant sex. This is because polite people consider sex not to be a subject to be p...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Baby toddler jazz, Ma and Dee Dee
22nd Nov

The London Jazz Festival is 21 years old and, for half of that, I have visited the London South Bank in the month o...

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