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From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

Snatches from a conversation with Thomas Mann and Jawaharlal Nehru at Cambridge: "Every writer carries on his shoulder the burden of understanding. He looks around comprehending the world with all its complexities and contradictions

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Michael Ondaatje: Shards of Memory

Michael Ondaatje: Shards of Memory

Reading Warlight is like wading through a blanket of fog and mist, with light surfacing at the end

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Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

The Revenge of the Non-Vegetarian is tightly conceived and though slim, packs quite a punch, dissecting India’s descent into atavistic madness over meat and its hopelessly flawed judicial system

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Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar’s first novel Two is not just his search for a catharsis from the Partition and its wounds; it is a bell sounding out the possibility of other Partitions that could be brewing in the darkness of human minds

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White Eyeliner to Hillary and other poems

White Eyeliner to Hillary and other poems

Eight poems by the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing at Missouri Western State University as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Brahms and other poems

Brahms and other poems

Four poems by the co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Perspectives

Perspectives

A short story by a Delhi-based engineer who works with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

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In the end, a novel is about controlling time: Sumana Roy

In the end, a novel is about controlling time: Sumana Roy

"Seeing and blindness, marriage and poetry — they are all metaphors in Missing. I wanted to look at the speed of news, its artificiality, and how that speed has gradually been smuggled into the generic novel – that's not the speed at which we live our lives"

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Trysts with India

Trysts with India

Reflecting on what you have done and might do next is an important part of the creation process, says Michel Testard, who was born in Japan, educated in France, travelled and worked in Africa, Europe, the US, Middle East and China. His wanderings in India have led to Glimpses of India, a show which was held at Bikaner House in New Delhi between May 17-27. The India chapter, he says, is the natural continuation of a never ending journey — travel — that has taken him around the world

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NicoCaara: A cafe for those with an island state of mind

NicoCaara: A cafe for those with an island state of mind

Nicobar, the refreshing clothing brand, and Caara, with expertise in running cafes, have come together to forge a new path in NicoCaara, which recently threw its doors open to the cognoscenti at the Nicobar’s newest and one of the most spacious stores in the newly opened The Chanakya mall at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi

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Waheed Murad: An Unmistakable Visionary

Waheed Murad: An Unmistakable Visionary

Waheed Murad (2 October 1938 – 23 November 1983), the legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer, sentient human of a transcendental reality, existing within the subliminal cinemas of his mind, and essentially, in the full outreach of his arts.

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Anuradha Roy: Past forward

Anuradha Roy: Past forward

I want readers to feel and think and be immersed in its world, says Anuradha Roy of her new novel, All The Lives We Never Lived

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