Devika Bakshi

Still Quite a Quiverful

Jeffrey Archer has no clue what makes great literature but is never short of stories to tell

01 April 2013
Art & Culture
What Women Want

Kasturba Panda ki Pantie cracks jokes about a housewife’s longing for liberation. While the humour may be crass, her desire is not

13 March 2013
‘If you have a belief system, give up art’

Howard Jacobson on jealousy among great writers, his fear of obscurity, and why aspiring writers must rid themselves of ideology

06 March 2013
The Binge Writer

Madeline Miller can write for 14 hours a day and still maintains she does not deserve to be called a writer. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012

07 February 2013
Dissent and Gag

A brief history of offence and censorship in India

06 February 2013
Art & Culture
Indie in India

Touring India isn’t easy for independent bands, but UK-based Fink is determined to make it here. Lead singer Fin Greenall tells us why, and what makes it worth it

25 January 2013
A Woman in the City

“I am here,” she says. “Get used to it”

27 December 2012


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