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INTERVIEW / Speaking with Arunava Sinha about Sanya Rushdi’s ‘Hospital’: A translator extraordinaire

"...it is our responsibility to contribute to ways in which more translators can work well, be compensated fairly and find the work worthwhile enough to continue doing it"

A thoughtful gift from co-star overwhelms Tariq Anam Khan

In the entertainment industry, celebrities often exchange expensive gifts, which are usually commonplace for them. However, this time, a gift truly worthy of being seared into memory was given—a book to a colleague amidst the otherwise glitzy crowd.

Conquering that stack: 5 ways to finish a book in a week

Let's face it. Our to-be-read piles have started to look like a leaning tower of literary Pisa now. If you are a bookworm, you will relate to this one much too well.

BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / Stories of survivorship, courage, and hope for a country that cares

A closer look into these stories reveal reasons why cancer continues to be dreaded—it is not just fear of the malady itself, but also the challenges of undergoing treatment through an overburdened healthcare system and its exorbitant costs.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / A tale of existential crisis in the modern world

The plot sheds light on a privileged modern experience where time stands still, stopping the clock as the days and nights roll and go.

ESSAY / The ethics of ghostwriting in fiction

Ghostwriting is not new, and Millie Bobby Brown is not the first celebrity to hire a ghostwriter. But, soon after she published her book, she came under fire for using one.

Reflection / Nobody writes like Arundhati Roy

When a dear friend recommended The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, it took me one page to grow up. 

ESSAY / The progressive depiction of women in ‘Devdas’

In some ways, Sharatchandra places the blame for Devdas's ensuing sorrow on his lack of courage, made all the more noticeable in comparison to Parbati's courage in breaking social norms despite the dire consequences it could have for her.

Essay / The unclassifiable “monsters” of Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

Guillermo Del Toro’s stop-motion animation, Pinocchio (2022) is loosely based on Carlo Collodi’s novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883).

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Speaking with Arunava Sinha about Sanya Rushdi’s ‘Hospital’: A translator extraordinaire

"...it is our responsibility to contribute to ways in which more translators can work well, be compensated fairly and find the work worthwhile enough to continue doing it"

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024

A thoughtful gift from co-star overwhelms Tariq Anam Khan

In the entertainment industry, celebrities often exchange expensive gifts, which are usually commonplace for them. However, this time, a gift truly worthy of being seared into memory was given—a book to a colleague amidst the otherwise glitzy crowd.

May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024

Conquering that stack: 5 ways to finish a book in a week

Let's face it. Our to-be-read piles have started to look like a leaning tower of literary Pisa now. If you are a bookworm, you will relate to this one much too well.

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

Stories of survivorship, courage, and hope for a country that cares

A closer look into these stories reveal reasons why cancer continues to be dreaded—it is not just fear of the malady itself, but also the challenges of undergoing treatment through an overburdened healthcare system and its exorbitant costs.

February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

A tale of existential crisis in the modern world

The plot sheds light on a privileged modern experience where time stands still, stopping the clock as the days and nights roll and go.

December 28, 2023
December 28, 2023

The ethics of ghostwriting in fiction

Ghostwriting is not new, and Millie Bobby Brown is not the first celebrity to hire a ghostwriter. But, soon after she published her book, she came under fire for using one.

November 24, 2023
November 24, 2023

Nobody writes like Arundhati Roy

When a dear friend recommended The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, it took me one page to grow up. 

November 18, 2023
November 18, 2023

The progressive depiction of women in ‘Devdas’

In some ways, Sharatchandra places the blame for Devdas's ensuing sorrow on his lack of courage, made all the more noticeable in comparison to Parbati's courage in breaking social norms despite the dire consequences it could have for her.

October 26, 2023
October 26, 2023

The unclassifiable “monsters” of Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

Guillermo Del Toro’s stop-motion animation, Pinocchio (2022) is loosely based on Carlo Collodi’s novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883).

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

Western Lane: Grief unfolding on squash court

There is more squash in the book than most readers will take a liking to, but the game sometimes works as a metaphor for the bigger picture.

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