Rahul Jayaram

The writer teaches at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, Sonipat, Haryana

Silent Bestsellers

Cocktail crowds don’t trip over each other trying to grab a photo op with these writers. Celebs, they’re not. But away from the media glare, their books have found more readers than anyone imagined.

08 December 2009
Art & Culture
Delhi in Doldrums

In artist Golak Khandual’s latest work, birds flee for their lives from ugly Delhi buildings. His visuals evoke a constant tussle between the city of old and the new

04 December 2009
Art & Culture
Miniatures’ Big Chance

Mumbai-based Ma Passion is helping Jaipur’s miniature artists gain a firmer economic foothold

26 November 2009
Of Husbands at the Receiving End

A growing group of harassed parents and their sons are rallying against the misuse of anti-dowry laws

25 November 2009
Art & Culture
Still Moving Image

Investment banker-turned-photographer Siddhartha Tawadey sees life through a Buddhist lens, where all is movement, all is transience

18 November 2009
Chewing on It in Pushkar

Away from the more famous ongoing cattle fest, Pushkar’s first literature festival left ample mental fodder to chew on.

04 November 2009
Art & Culture
Eyes Don’t Lie

By an uncanny coincidence, both Prabuddha Dasgupta and his former protégé Bharat Sikka focused their cameras on Goa for their latest photo exhibitions. But while Dasgupta discovers a community teetering in cultural limbo, Sikka finds a very rooted place.

30 October 2009
Pan-Indian Ambition

Mammooty would have us refer to cinema made in India as ‘Indian cinema’. With his latest, Pazhaasi Raja, simultaneously releasing in five languages, he should certainly hope so.

27 October 2009
Keeping the Faiths

A bad review is like a slap on the face, says William Dalrymple on the release of his latest book, Nine Lives

21 October 2009
Multitasking, South Style

Like many of his colleagues, Tamil superstar Sarath Kumar juggles politics with acting. Now, he’s doing the polyglot thing with his first Malayalam film

14 October 2009


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