Ensemble of Essentials: an Indian Feminist Reading List

‘Feminism’, a rather politically and emotionally charged word, has been incorporated in the Indian discourse on women’s rights only lately. This is not to say that there was no feminist thinking and action previously. On the contrary, the women’s movement in India has had a long and colourful albeit ignored history which extends from the

Currently Reading : an exclusive excerpt from “The Girl Who Saw It All”

“I also had my share of sleepless nights. I used to curse myself for not being with my parents when they needed me, I thought of the things I could have done to save them which I could not do at right time. I used to remember the small incidents when I annoyed my mother,

Kanhaiya aur Kahaniyan

Amid the brouhaha over Kanhaiya Kumar’s presence at the ongoing Lucknow Literary Festival held in Sheroes Hangout, differences arose this Saturday among the eloquent and erudite netizens of LBC, who took to social media to express their opinions on the issue. The primary bone of contention between the two ‘camps’ was whether politicians like Kanhaiya

Rahul Sankrityayan : An introduction of the vagabond literary genius

पहले जन्मदिन पर चलना-चलने लगना मनुष्य की सबसे बड़ी उपलब्धि होती है। उसने भूमि का अपना अधिस्पर्श छोड़ दिया : अब वह तलवों-भर से उसे छूता हुआ पूरा जीवन गुज़ारा करेगा। मगर चलना या चलने लगना भर मानव-उत्थान के लिए पर्याप्त नहीं है। चलते तो जानवर भी हैं : वे भी जो तैरते मत्स्य हैं

Finders, Keepers

Finders, Keepers by Sapan Saxena My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazing debut novel by this ‘Lucknow Boy’, making Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code appear elementary. When I picked this novel, I was very skeptical. I had expected an amateurish book, by a young self proclaimed novelist. But the first chapter astonished me. The story

Finders, Keepers- What happens when one of the most powerful secrets of all times is threatened by a legend equally powerful

Synopsis Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers Two men are murdered in two major towns of India, in settings, which speak volumes of involvement of some sacred cynicism. Is a psycho-killer at loose? Or is this the beginning of something much more grave and dangerous? Troubled by the murder of two of his most trusted allies followed