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A Method to My Madness

Puzzled at why she writes in many genres, a Kuwait-based fiction writer and poet wonders whether it is our commodities or our roles that sum up our writing personas.

The Door

Stories are potent weapons we all can, and do, arm ourselves with without licence as exemplified by the phenomenon of The Professional Pakistani.

To Laugh or Not to Laugh

The non-innocent logic of comedy is almost always premised on exclusion, the one laughed at being ostracised and separated from the ones laughed with.

The Politics of Namelessness

The 2014 National Film Awards for the best film on environment conservation was bagged by a Malayalam film on the nameless workers who keep a city running.

Cosmetic Journalism

The recent general elections have exposed the facade of objectivity in the Indian media which is awash with a culture of consumerism that engenders bias and oversimplification.

What You Will

As Malvolio pronounces in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, some have greatness thrust on them – with surprising results.

Shadows of Doubt

National Film Award winner Shahid asks uncomfortable but important questions about how the Indian state regards Muslims and terrorism.

Private Pleasures

The working ways of literary geniuses reveal a world of quirky fetishes and strange habits that transcend imaginary borders to produce timeless masterpieces.

Young Yamuna

Pursuing the Yamuna upstream to Purola, the gateway to Har ki doon, a valley in north Uttarakhand, a trekker gets lost in blue skies, a warm sun, and many-hued birds.

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