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Snapshots from a literary cocktail party

Snapshots from a literary cocktail party

The party was co-hosted by The Punch Magazine and Kwality Restaurant in New Delhi

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Conversations with Graham Greene

Conversations with Graham Greene

Snatches from a rare and unpublished conversation with Graham Greene (1904-1991) by Professor Shiv K Kumar (1921-2017), poet, playwright, novelist and short story writer. Before his death, Professor Kumar had graciously given The Punch Magazine the permission to publish this.

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The Man Who Was Consumed by His Wife

The Man Who Was Consumed by His Wife

A short story by the associate professor of writing at Jindal Global University in Sonipat, India, from a new collection, The Tulip Nocturnes

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By Force and other poems

By Force and other poems

Ten poems by the Belgrade-born poet and short story writer as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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An Anthropologist in New York

An Anthropologist in New York

In the late 19th and early 20th century American anthropologists travelled to Polynesia and wrote vivid accounts of their encounters with strange cultures and practices. Reverse traffic began to flow in the 21st century.

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A blue, crepuscular light and other poems

A blue, crepuscular light and other poems

Nine poems by Romanian poet Cătălin-Mihai Ștefan, translated from the Romanian by Radu Andriescu as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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A Love Song and other poems

A Love Song and other poems

Four poems by the author of And What Remains in the End: The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant and The 70th Milestone, a collection of poems, published by Speaking Tiger Books

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Luang Prabang: The Secret Jewel of Asia

Luang Prabang: The Secret Jewel of Asia

Luang Prabang is best ventured on one’s own. It’s the perfect destination for self-discovery, for clearing the clutter within the mind and for regaining the deeper touch with the soul.

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Hussain Haidry: On Song

Hussain Haidry: On Song

To be a good lyricist, Hussain feels, it is not enough to be a poet. “Songs are also unspoken dialogue in our films. To have a sense of story, character arcs and how dialogue is written or spoken, helps equally.

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Bhubaneswar Art Trail: An exploration into the medieval city

Bhubaneswar Art Trail: An exploration into the medieval city

Bhubaneswar Art Trail achieves what it had set out to do, quite impressively and in the process, brings together a community of people from the city and far beyond.

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On writing: Seeking Kodhai (In Srivilliputtur & Beyond)

On writing: Seeking Kodhai (In Srivilliputtur & Beyond)

Among the 12 canonised Tamil Vaishnavite poets known as the Alvars, Andal is the only woman. In her own lifetime, she was known by the name Kodhai. It is Kodhai, the teenaged author of the Tiruppavai and the Nachiyar Tirumoli, who is the subject of my novel, The Queen of Jasmine Country.

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Margarita Moon: A Fabled Cocktail

Margarita Moon: A Fabled Cocktail

A short story by a former university lecturer, a multi-genre writer of short fiction and poetry

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