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The Poetry of the Unsettled

Shruti Ravindran

A protagonist of great sensitivity and disaffection earns debut novelist Teju Cole formidable comparisons

Fairness Complex

Kalki Koechlin on being objectified right from childhood and her quest for an identity

My Life Is Only a Little Different

I am Rudhra Sri, and I identify myself as a transgender.

A Gentile’s Quest

Howard Jacobson’s Man Booker Prize winner is a searing search for Jewish identity

The Mimic Man

Aatish Taseer’s dilemma is that he writes his best when he is trying to be Naipaul, but he clearly needs to move beyond Naipaul and find his own voice.

Is He Gay, Is He Not?

The ‘wrong door’ thesis is gossip du jour in hip, urban circles. It’s the adult-rated version of picking daisies.

The Namesake

In Kashmir, a name can be much more than a name.

We Are What You Are

Being Muslim means something to others. It is also much more than stifling labels

Every Good Marriage Begins With Tears

With her, no outcome could be final. The story of a Bangladeshi girl who battles familial mores to follow her heart.

Truth and Vérité

The artist indubitably controls the work of art, but if the artist can somehow expose the seams of his own art it allows for a question to be raised; in raising it, we question both honesty and authority, which the so-called objective documentary so easily assumes

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