A Terrible Matriarchy by Easterine Kire

It is hard, sometimes, to pick up the best book out of many great books. And what is harder is the dilemma you face even though the options are nowhere in comparison. Laying in front of me were three great books: Dickens’ Great Expectations (which, by the way, I have been yearning to read for […]

Performing Arts and Indian Literature: Two sides of the same coin

In everyday life, we come across many kinds of performing arts – movies, plays, dance performances, singing shows, street plays, etc – each distinct in their own unique way. Even the tapping of your feet in sync to the beats, the strokes of a colour in a painting you pause to admire and the hymns […]

In conversation with: Anukrti Upadhyay

I first met Anukrti a few months ago, at the book launch of Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup. Purple Pencil Project was then known as onWriting.in, she had just written a book in Hindi (Japani Sarai) and Daura and Bhaunri were both slated for a May 2019 release.  We spoke of peripheries of Hindi readership and literature, and exchanged numbers. […]