Urvashi Bahuguna

When a City Sinks
When a City Sinks

Chronicling Chennai’s flood and the many failures of multiple stakeholders to mitigate and respond to the disaster

26 August 2019
‘I’m more interested in what remains when the story is done’

Arundhathi Subramaniam’s recent collection of poems revisits childhood, friendships and ageing

21 June 2019
HM Naqvi
HM Naqvi: Karachi on his Mind

HM Naqvi captures the dilapidations of age and a city in his new novel

10 April 2019
Dom Moraes
Dom’s Descriptions

Literary journalism of a poet

19 March 2019
Spectral Symmetry
Spectral Symmetry

A poet in his liminal world

07 February 2019
Carlo Pizzati
Carlo Pizzati: Intimate Stranger

Being an Italian son-in-law in India

31 October 2018
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi: ‘To be truly adult is to be child-like’

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi has written a fable of arranged marriages and spiritual quests

10 October 2018
Mahesh Rao
Money and Marriage

Mahesh Rao draws upon the genius of Jane Austen to tell a contemporary Delhi tale

01 August 2018
Gieve Patel
Poet as Pathologist

Gieve Patel’s cityscapes are both a celebration and a defence of Mumbai

18 July 2018
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: The Alchemist

Aimee Nezhukumatathil turns the mundane into the magical. The Indian-American poet talks about her art and the idea of home

25 April 2018


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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