A 10-to-7 Job

Shruti Ravindran

Hari Kunzru on how internet memes inspire him to create a whole new English, knowing when to shut off the world, and stocking up on 0.5 mm ballpoints in preparation

‘Writing is much more intimately who I am’

The difference between Deepti Naval the actress and Deepti Naval the writer

Malgudi Daze

RK Narayan’s house in Mysore is nearly demolished

The Other Khushwant Singh

His books are mistaken for those of his famous namesake, and he has often faced charges of being an imposter. It is harrowing to constantly defend one’s name

The New York Lessons

Siddhartha Deb on how the city refined his ‘inbuilt shit detector’ and made him a more honest writer

For Whom the Writer Writes Book

Book dedications come in all forms: serious, poetic, humorous, romantic, and in the odd case, like Neil Gaiman’s, flippantly charming

One Mistake of My Life

During a stint at a publishing firm, the author shared the dubious distinction of rejecting what has since become India’s biggest publishing sensation. Paperback copies, lining shelves of bookstores, still seem to mock her judgement.


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