http://www.akashicbooks.com/mumbainoir.htm THE STORIES IN MUMBAI NOIR depict the many ways in which the city’s ever-present shadowy aspects often force themselves onto the lives of ordinary peo
EXCERPT It was not the first time Saira bibi had been called upon to be discreet. She had stitched costumes for many evolving stars and knew their true bust sizes, how much padding went where, how tig
http://www.penguinbooksindia.com/Books/BookDetail.asp?id=5444 EXCERPT I come up the stairs carrying too many things. The women are standing on the landing chattering loudly. My environmental crusade a
EXCERPT “Osmosis” Non fiction Published in Recess: The Penguin Book of Schooldays Ed. Palash Krishna Mehrotra Excerpt: One night, whispering after lights out, Rita revealed that she had fallen in
EXCERPT The pull of someone’s gaze woke me up. Sartaj was awake, lying on his side watching me. He smiled. ‘Finally. Waking up with a stranger for the first time. What a blameless life I’ve led.
EXCERPT ‘Now let me say again that there is nothing I miss more in the shiny hypocrisy of the new dispensation than the women who used to dance like sequins catching the light in the dark bars. A wo
This suspicion of art is the same as the suspicion of feminism. Both approaches – of art and feminism – undermine what has been the dominant tendency of academic and organisational thought: a strongly objectivist tendency, uncomfortable with the modes of intuitive observation and ambiguous responses. Both subvert the very structure of thought, not just a point or two in it, and so the anxiety of keeping them separate from the mainstream of the alternative is stubborn. Continue reading