Sumana Roy

Sumana Roy is an author. Her most recent book is My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot performed in Los Angeles
What Happens When Nothing Happens

We overlook the beauty of stillness as we get lost in the ant crawl of everydayness

01 March 2017
The erotic is everywhere
Written on the Body

A master of ‘wet poems’ places the body at the centre of political and social structures 

09 March 2016
Arts & Letters
My City for a Poet

Shrikant Verma’s Magadh is brought to new life in Rahul Soni’s translucent translation. Reading it in modern-day ‘Magadh’ is a revelation

02 December 2013
Art & Culture
Facebook to Bhaktbook

A Hindu devotional song calls out to Facebookers seen as sinners in need of redemption

15 May 2013
True Life
My Adventure with Bluetooth

Sumana Roy spends an afternoon in the company of a smuggler

13 March 2013
A Modern City, Forever Old

Amit Chaudhuri’s window to Calcutta shows a city where incompatible things miraculously coexist

06 March 2013
Art & Culture
Words from This Anger

On the spontaneous literature of outrage the Delhi rape has evoked

11 January 2013
Arts & Letters
Pather Panchali

The farce surrounding one of India’s most important roads, National Highway 31

20 December 2012
True Life
Sleepless on Facebook

The nocturnal gathering of insomniacs on a social networking site

03 August 2012
Maa Maati Manush, and Motor Cars

Mamata Banerjee’s career has been bound to the automobile in strange ways. No wonder, then, the reader of her memoirs soon starts to play a game of car-spotting in the narrative

30 May 2012


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


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