Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan is an author, most recently of Girls of the Mahabharata: The One Who Had Two Lives

That Singular Light from the Heavens...
That Singular Light from the Heavens...

The pathos and pleasures of living the dream

15 August 2019
New York Minutes

Even with its racy plot and charming characters, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel leaves one cold

14 June 2019
First Women
First Women

Reimagining Sita and other neglected female characters

07 February 2019
The Big Picture
The Big Picture

A graphic statement of life and art

08 November 2018
Sumana Roy
The Unknown

Being abstract and absent with Sumana Roy

14 June 2018
The Gateway Litfest: We Too
The Gateway Litfest: We Too

When women hold forth at a Litfest with a difference

28 February 2018
The Other Montgomery Girl
The Other Montgomery Girl

Anne of Green Gables might be the author’s most famous character but Emily of New Moon is the writers’ favourite

21 February 2018
(L-R) Gerald Durrell, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roald Dahl, Olga Perovskaya
Friends of My Youth

The best way to know authors is to know them as children

12 July 2017
Why We Still Love Apache Indian (and Bryan Adams)

As a country, we love songs we can sing along with. Perhaps because that takes us back to being the cool young kids we once were

18 May 2011
Martinis, Stilettos and Our Mostly Unreal Love Stories

Chicklit in India is all bright covers and imported accessories, barring some notable exceptions

06 April 2011


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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