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Why I Write in English

For a writer in Kuwait to produce creative works in English is a political act that enhances, not impairs, the Arab identity.

Turkish Delight

What was once the Ottoman empire, later made modern by Ataturk, founder and first president of the republic of Turkey, is a traveller’s find.

Born Free, Forever Happy

The unexpected entry of a parakeet into the apartment and the lives of a family in Mumbai shows that humans and animals can live and let live.

A World Written by Ghosts

The crisis in literature and the arts in Portugal points to the disconnect between transmission of knowledge and reality.

How Green Was My Forest

As the old gives way to the new in Kodagu, those who grew up in erstwhile Coorg rue the changes that tourism has brought to the region.

Time, the World and the Word

Enjoying literature for its own sake often becomes difficult as fiction’s windows change even as the landscape of the world remains familiar.

Chick Lit or Chutney Lit?

Down the ages, literary works have often used woman as a spicy condiment, eventually devaluing and debasing her natural role, even if unintentionally.

Life's a Stage

Burdened by a financial crunch and lack of patronage, the theatre scene in Punjab is dismal even for an award-winning director.

Love in the Time of Pigs

The award-winning Marathi film Fandry is a powerful narrative of adolescent love torn asunder by the harsh realities of caste.

The Gross Toilet Index

The sorry state of toilets in public places, which are often stinky and non-functional, calls for the development of a Gross Toilet Index.

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