Anthony Sattin, an award winning journalist and travel writer in conversation about Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped our World, his recent book published by Hachette, India. Click here to read.
VR Devika talks of the dynamic Muthulakshmi Reddy, the first woman in the world to preside over a Legislative Assembly who sought justice for Devadsis and prostitutes and discusses her book, Muthulakshmi Reddy: A Trailblazer in Surgery and Women’s Rights published by Niyogi Books. Click here to read.
Daridro or Poverty by Nazrul has been translated from Bengali by Professor Fakrul Alam. Click here to read.
The Browless Dolls by S.Ramakrishnan, has been translated from Tamil by B Chandramouli. Click here to read.
Two poems from Italy by Rosy Gallace have been translated from Italian by Irma Kurti. Click here to read.
Flowers of Love Bloom Everywhere, a poem for peace, written by and translated from Korean by Ihlwha Choi. Click here to read.
Aalo Amar Aalo (Light, My Light) a song by Tagore, has been translated by Mitali Chakravarty from Bengali. Click here to read.
Songs of Freedom: Moh-Reen is an autobiographical story by Amreen, translated from Hindustani by Janees. These stories highlight the ongoing struggle against debilitating rigid boundaries drawn by societal norms, with the support from organisations like Shaktishalini and Pandies. Click here to read.
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Michael R Burch, Kirpal Singh, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Jonathan Chan, Ron Pickett, Saranyan BV, George Freek, Pramod Rastogi, Mike Smith, Gayatri Majumdar, John Grey, Vandana Kumar, Ahmad Al-Khatat, Rhys Hughes
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
In Crossing the Date Line, Rhys talks of his fascination with this imagined construct. Click here to read.
Epaar Bangla, Opaar Bangla: Bengals of the Mind
Asad Latif explores if homeland is defined by birth. Click here to read.
The Wabi-Sabi of Making a Living
Aditi Yadav calls for taking a break from hectic work schedules. Click here to read.
Just a Face on Currency Notes?
Debraj Mookerjee writes of Gandhi’s relevance and evolution. Click here to read.
A Mother, a Daughter & a Demon Slayer?
Meenakshi Malhotra checks out the festival of Durga Puja, declared the a heritage festival by UNESCO. Click here to read.
The Observant Immigrant
Candice Lousia Daquin explores festivals and the God gene in We had Joy, We Had Fun…. Click here to read.
Musings/Slices from Life
Devraj Singh Kalsi visits the colours of a marquee hosting the Durga Puja season with its spirit of inclusivity. Click here to read.
A Five Hundred Nautical Mile Voyage to Tasmania
Meredith Stephens writes of sailing to Tasmania when the pandemic had just started loosening its grip. Click here to read.
Ravi Shankar recommends walking as a panacea to multiple issues, health and climate change and takes us on a tour of walks around the world. Click here to read.
Ali Jan Maqsood introduces us to a strong matriarch from a Balochi village. Click here to read.
Musings of a Copywriter
In Drill, Fill, Just Chill, Devraj Singh Kalsi gives us humour while under a dentist’s drill. Click here to read.
Notes from Japan
Suzanne Kamata writes of her A Ramble on Bizan, focussing on a writer, also by the surname of Moraes, who lived on Mount Bizan more than century ago, moving to Japan from Portugal having fallen violently in love. Click here to read.
Sohana Manzoor explores the darker regions of human thought with a haunting psychological narrative about familial structures. Click here to read.
Rituparna Mukherjee gives a poignant story about missing home. Click here to read.
Paul Mirabile journeys with his protagonist into the depths of the ocean. Click here to read.
The Literary Fictionist
In Deathless are the Words, Sunil Sharma explores madness and ideators who believe in the power of words. Click here to read.
An excerpt from Taranath Tantrik and Other Tales from the Supernatural by Bibhutibhushan, translated from Bengali by Devalina Mookerjee. Click here to read.
An excerpt from A Handful of Sesame by Shrinivas Vaidya, translated from Kannada by Maithreyi Karnoor. Click here to read.
Somdatta Mandal has reviewed BM Zuhara’s The Dreams of a Mappila Girl: A Memoir, translated from Malayalam by Fehmida Zakir. Click here to read.
Basudhara Roy has reviewed Taranath Tantrik: And Other Tales from the Supernatural by Bibhutibhushan, translated from Bengali by Devalina Mookerjee. Click here to read.
Bhaskar Parichha has reviewed Satyajit Ray Miscellany: On Life, Cinema, People & Much More, a collection of the maestro’s writings and illustrations. Click here to read.