World’s Greatest Detectives!

Who doesn’t love good detective fiction? Let’s start with a murder, mostly of a seemingly non-entity, in the most mysterious way…in fact better still keep throwing in a couple of more murders here and there. Then enters our detective, with his eccentricities and pet peeves…with an eye for detail and a nose for foul play. …

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Love Letter

Animesh pushed through the crowd with Anir, his 3 year old atop his shoulder, to get a glimpse of the 30 feet Durga. Anir squealed with joy, oblivious to the heat and noise. This was Anir 2nd visit to India after almost 3 years. Though Animesh was born and brought up in Calcutta, he had …

Elixir – dreamy, heart-breaking…rooted in reality

‘Amidst fairytales and mythologies, amidst the dance of shadows on the lonely roof. Reindeers and greyhounds in black finger-shadows, by the wall. Whizzes of mosquitoes, a lone green spiral in smokes is their sole rescue. Amma would tell stories, by the shadow of the dark, rainy evenings….’ That’s how we are introduced to Manisha, the …

Onaatah – From darkness to light!

I saw Onaatah at the Siri Fort auditorium in Delhi last summer. They were screening National Award Winning films. The reason I went was because I saw the writer’s posts on Facebook (why should the very best of Indian movies not be promoted well is something which defies logic, but more on that another time). …

Christie-ing a detective!

My school was a quaint little convent in the middle of a busy city. Being a bookworm, my favourite place in the school was the library. The library wasn’t too big, just three walls full of books, rather small I’d say. My favourite shelfs however were the ones in the extreme left corner which had …

The Breakup

I knew before even looking at the vibrating phone, that it was Radhika. Did you have your lunch? she’d ask, I’d say yes. She would sense the dejection in my voice and ask me if I had seen the latest celebrity fitness video (babes you must watch Namrata and Kareena’s Pilates video, its rocking), I’d …

A Novel Idea!

If I were to ask you about books made in to movies, you would probably rattle off names without a thought. In fact isn’t that something we all look forward to every time we like a book? But did you know novelizing movies have quite been the trend as well? While there would be a …