Boats on Land is a collection of short stories, by poet Janice Pariat, set in Shillong, Cherrapunji and Assam, told with lyrical grace.
This is how the blurb of The Forest of Enchantments (written by Chitra B. Divakaruni, published by HarperCollins) goes: “It is a brilliant retelling of the Ramayana…a powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour…” As blurbs go, this is among the most exaggerated I have seen in a while. Banerjee’s retelling of the Ramayana, […]
Professor K.N. Rao (Moisture Trapped in Stone), is an MSC from Banaras Hindu University. He worked as Asst. Professor of Botany at Pachaiyappa’s College, Madras and later as Head of Department, Botany at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai and retired from active service in 1983. Along with academics, he has pursued his hobby of creative […]
In the second episode of India Booked, travel through a Christian village in Meghalaya, meet the Kolkata-based Jewish community and feast on the 56-course feast at Jagannath as India Booked talks to Varud Gupta, author of the cookbook-cum-travelouge Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan. Listen to discover what he has to share on the connections between faith and […]
Pashmina is the story of an expat teenager living in the US, who finds a way to connect with her roots back in India, and reconcile with her mother’s past.
Anna C.’s romance-erotica When I Kissed You, is the story of Akanksha and Neel who find love at first sight; but will their romance get a happy ending?
Kochery Shibu has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects across India, and penned Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar, his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydroproject is drawn from his experience in these projects, as […]
Read what Rima Hooja has to say about Rajasthani, writing history, juggling several roles at once, and more.
The Butterfly Effect is a magical, poignant dystopian novel that is very relevant to our times.
An interview with Rajat Chaudhuri, the author of The Butterfly Effect, about writing dystopia, keeping character notes, and more.