Category: Mixed

Negotiating the right to dissent

Are We Faced With a Situation Where Writers Who Question Established Views Face Danger to Their Lives? A bizarre situation has emerged in the Hindi literary world where a so-called doyen of Marxist criticism...

The dreams of women

At the heart of Kim Echlin’s novel, Under the Visible Life, is a desperate desire to break free “Why should a person be anything but free.” Kim Echlin robs this sentence of a question...

Manto makes the cut!

It is said Sadaat Hasan Manto wanted to write for films but his sharp writing didn’t find many takers in an industry which believed in poetic justice and mass appeal. Now six decades after...

Tearing the curtain of darkness

Mahasweta Devi’s Stories of the Subaltern will Live Forever as Long as There’s Oppression in the World and the Poorest of the Poor Need a Voice. The story goes, not apocryphal, that every time...

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Intellect and intuition

Intellect and intuition have been cast historically as irreconcilable attributes. Rationalism against mysticism. Science against faith. Consumerism versus spirituality. But look closely, and these are superficial dichotomies, which spur conflict unnecessarily. Ask scientists and...

Simplifying money matters

In “13 Steps To Bloody Good Wealth”, Ashwin Sanghi and Sunil Dalal tread the way to wealth Image Source Having made a successful debut in non-fiction genre with “13 Steps To Bloody Good Luck”,...

The November stories

Many aspiring writers are furiously writing to get their novels completed before National Novel Writing Month ends November is an exciting month for aspiring writers across the world, as they push themselves to complete...

Footsoldiers of Kannada

Sahitya Bhandara in Hubballi has been working for the cause of Kannada for nine decades. They have published over 800 works so far It was a train journey that gave Kannada its greatest humourist....

Changing Dynamics of Romance

Why My Taste in Books and Men has Changed Over the Years I read my first real romance novel at the age of 10 or 11. It was a serendipitous discovery, of sorts: I found it...