Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi is an author, her most recent collection of poems is A God at the Door

Aminatta Forna
Aminatta Forna: ‘Writing can drive you mad’

Aminatta Forna and the impossibility of happiness

20 June 2018
Siri Hustvedt
Siri Hustvedt: Artists Are Cannibals

Novelist, poet and essayist, Siri Hustvedt is an intimidating figure in her books as well as in her exploration of ideas

24 May 2018
Leila Slimani
Leila Slimani: The New Global Literary Star

Her literary whydunnit has won France’s highest award for fiction and international acclaim. Leila Slimani, the author of Lullaby (The Perfect Nanny in the US), discusses her art and ideas with Tishani Doshi

08 February 2018
Amy Tan
Spotting Chatwin and Other Delights in Jaipur

Tishani Doshi keeps an ear out at the world’s biggest literary carnival

31 January 2018
In Cuba, you take note of perspective. There are the streets of Havana with Spanish-colonial houses
Art & Culture
The Tiñosas Over Havana

Without pressure but without pause. That is the slogan of change in Cuba today

01 June 2016
To An Anonymous German Critic

It isn’t necessary for a critic to watch something with an entire Indian glossary in her head. Sringara, who? And what is the use of speaking of context? Why should you know anything about the history of Dasiattam and devadasis in South India?

06 January 2016
Pleasures of Being Doggone Gods

Dog dramas would just be part of the general drama of Indian life if it weren’t for the out-of-control and totally upstaging cow drama

18 November 2015
Scatalogically Speaking

A month in Japan, where the bathroom experience is beyond superlative, makes one wonder how Japan and India could have diverged in such a dramatic fashion when it comes to potty culture

14 October 2015
What I Learnt from My Internet Holiday

Do we become digital hermits just to bypass the clamour and save our skins? Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. Because identity on the internet is something akin to a ‘blank vote’. You can be sure someone else will appropriate it if you don’t

27 August 2015


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 the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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