‘Writing is a bad habit of mine. I have never stopped,’ says Anita Desai

Nandini Nair

Anita Desai returns after more than a decade with the story of a young woman in Mexico. She speaks about why writers are outsiders

Anita Desai: Insider Outsider

The Mexico of Anita Desai has an Indian core that remains resonant to this day

Titanic in a Water Tank

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a dreamy love story, is an outsider’s film that celebrates, in pure wonderment, the rewards of cross-cultural journeys

A Hymn to Hummingbirds

Is it the colour, the size or the frenetic lifestyle that defines the very loveliest things in nature?

The ‘Ignorance’ of India

Surveys become talking points and trending topics on social media. Perhaps that is their only purpose, for it is hard to imagine what such findings are useful for


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