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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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Joan Murray: Four Poems

Joan Murray: Four Poems

Excerpted from Drafts, Fragments, and Poems: The Complete Poetry (2018), a collection of Murray's writings edited by Farnoosh Fathi and published by NYRB Poets.

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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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The ocean is a place of shifting margins: Ranjit Hoskote

The ocean is a place of shifting margins: Ranjit Hoskote

Poet, cultural theorist and curator Ranjit Hoskote’s latest collection of poems, Jonahwhale, published by Hamish Hamilton, is a meditation on water

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Ram Kumar: An Artist of Rare Sensitivity

Ram Kumar: An Artist of Rare Sensitivity

Ram Kumar, one of the great pioneers of Indian art, displayed a concern with the plight of the individual through both his figurative and abstract paintings

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Kahn built structures that transport you  to another universe: Sundaram Tagore

Kahn built structures that transport you to another universe: Sundaram Tagore

Sundaram Tagore’s second film, Tiger City, is a feature-length documentary on the world-renowned American architect Louis I. Kahn

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Register of Eliminated Villages and other poems

Register of Eliminated Villages and other poems

Five poems by Bengali-American poet and winner of the 2009 Cohen Award. Her second collection of poems, Registers of Illuminated Villages: Poems, has been published by Gray Wolf Press this year

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Kiran Nagarkar: Finding Humour in an Unfunny World

Kiran Nagarkar: Finding Humour in an Unfunny World

Armed with disarming humour, Kiran Nagarkar looks at the world through a glass lightly. The novelist, playwright and critic endears you to him with his insouciance, with his ability to laugh at himself.

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 We are the results of the movies  that we watch: Sebastiano Riso

We are the results of the movies that we watch: Sebastiano Riso

Italian filmmaker Sebastiano Riso says a perfect, healthy love story doesn't exist

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