Devika Bakshi

The Pixellated Penis and Other Tales of Modern Censorship

Why fear of India’s obscenity law turned HarperCollins prudish on a recent graphic novel, but doesn’t stop the publication of explicitly illustrated versions of the Kama Sutra

31 July 2013
The Impermanence of Being

In Javier Marías’ writing, nothing is sacred, no fact safe from doubt, no story left unflipped

24 July 2013
The Accidental Author

One of the country’s most popular romance writers, Ravinder Singh is as unabashed about being a writer who doesn’t read as he is about being a male writer of romances

17 July 2013
Art & Culture
Inhabiting the Male Body

Contemporary dancer Mandeep Raikhy explores ideas of masculinity in his piece A Male Ant Has Straight Antennae

26 June 2013
The Carburettor

Rajesh Parameswaran talks about his reluctance to talk about his writing—and the lasting lessons of failing quickly with short stories

12 June 2013
Birth of the Indian Undead

What makes zombies interesting and why Go Goa Gone gets it right

22 May 2013
Nothing Lush, Soft or Verdant

Taiye Selasi’s first novel runs circles around the ‘African story’ you’re used to

08 May 2013
Behind Every Great Book

David Ebershoff is the editor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books this year. He speaks of his obsession with the manuscripts he works on

01 May 2013
The Conversationalist

Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, the inevitability of acknowledging the reader, and how his writing has been changed by fatherhood

17 April 2013
Art & Culture
In the Garden of Theatrical Delights

An extraordinary production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale breaks the monotony of theatre as usual

10 April 2013


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MJ Akbar

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Ram Madhav

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