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ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Literature, The Lovers, Amitava Kumar

Amitava Kumar on lost loves and the memory of youth

The author talks to Chinki Sinha on his latest, The Lovers — a tale of encounters of love and loss narrated by an immigrant.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
India, Brazil, Literature, Cecilia Meireles

In memory of Cecilia Meireles - the poet who came to India and fell in love with it

'When my love for India reached a peak, strange things happened to me... It was ecstasy.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Books, Writing

Write on: Letters to young writers

There's much less advice on the craft than one would have liked but there are certainly nuggets worth heeding.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Into The Water, Literature, Women

Two new books explore troublesome women with pasts they want to forget

'Domina' and 'Into the Water' are dark tales of loss and betrayal, with the worst of human behaviour on display.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Sex workers, Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

Why it's hard for an actor to play Saadat Hasan Manto

With all the nuances of his compassion and eccentricities.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Literature, First Folio, William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare's First Folio coming to Mumbai is momentous

The Folio doesn't just record the works that didn't make it to print; it also corrects and restores those that had appeared in corrupt or careless versions.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Literature

Can Rushdie and Roy save the novel in the age of Trump and Modi?

The two have a stake in renewing the fountains of both language and history, while once again reminding us that borders are meant to be crossed.