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The Impossible Fairy Tale

The Impossible Fairy Tale

By Han Yujoo

Click here to buy The Impossible Fairy Tale The Child’s eyes resemble the eyes of a fish. She doesn’t see Mia, who says she will buy a fountain pen when she grows up. The Child’s eyes reflect nothing, reveal nothing. She doesn’t see Mia saying to Inju, Do you know you can kill someone with a fountain pen? The Child’s eyes capture neither background [...]

The Disobedient Indian

The Disobedient Indian

By Ramin Jahanbegloo

Click here to buy The Disobedient Indian Many decades ago, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, described Mahatma Gandhi as a person who ‘seems to be the vehicle and embodiment of some greater force of which even he is perhaps only dimly conscious.’ Nehru’s affirmation was immediately followed by an interrogation: ‘Is that the spirit [...]

The Scope of Happiness

The Scope of Happiness

By Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Click here to buy The Scope of Happiness Chapter 1: Emergency ‘In June 1975 my daughter Nayantara and I had come to London from Padua where we had gone to attend the wedding of her son to an Italian girl. We spent the night at the Y.M.C.A. Indian Students’ Hostel. Next morning, as I was getting breakfast at the cafeteria, a young man next in line to me [...]

The Flavours of Nationalism

The Flavours of Nationalism

By Nandita Haksar

Click here to buy The Flavours of Nationalism In this extraordinary book, Nandita Haksar recounts her culinary journey, as a human rights activist and lawyer in search of answers to the fundamental political questions that have arisen during recent controversies over food—what can we eat, who can we eat with, what foods are forbidden or denigrated, and [...]

Travels On My Elephant

Travels On My Elephant

By Mark Shand

Click here to buy Travels On My Elephant ‘Am I right in assuming that you want to buy an elephant?’ the voice from New Delhi shouted down the telephone to me in London. Even through the hiss and static of the long-distance connection I could detect the apprehension in the voice. ‘Yes,’ I shouted back. I was restless again. The last time I had been [...]

The Man Who Saw the Sun

The Man Who Saw the Sun

By Makarand Sathe

Click here to buy The Man Who Saw the Sun B: What did you die of? A: Accident. A: You? B: Heart attack. B: And these two… A: Just leave them alone, will you? I will tell you about them. But only after a while. Have patience…OK? First tell me something. Did you fill up a form on your arrival…at that first place? That small place like [...]

Sunita De Souza Goes to Sydney and Other Stories

Sunita De Souza Goes to Sydney and Other Stories

By Roanna Gonsalves

Click here to buy Sunita De Souza Goes to Sydney and Other Stories Aunty Marilyn was a higher-up in the Bank of Dubai, and kept getting promoted higher and higher every three years. But I suspected that being first in line for work promotions could never heal the wound of being second in line for love. If twenty-five years of marriage [...]

She Goes to War

She Goes to War

By Rashmi Saksena

Click here to buy She Goes to War Purnima had little choice but to go back to the dress she loathed. “I had to cross the Moreh post a number of times to recruit people, procure food and medicine and most importantly to arrange for money to run my camp. I pretended to be a petty trader to get past the checkpost.’ The disguise part was easier compared to arranging [...]

Weaving Water

Weaving Water

By Ajeet Cour

Click here to buy Weaving Water Cases of arson and rioting now started in Lahore too. All the things that we had heard from those evicted, homeless people, those tales of terror, which were just talk to us till then, and could only be imagined, all those horrible things had started happening in Lahore as well. Similar incidents were beginning to become a reality right [...]

Manspotting

Manspotting

By Ritu Bhatia

Click here to buy Manspotting Falling madly in love is probably the best distraction from bad feelings. My existential angst was put to rest, temporarily, when I met Vikram at a press conference. While ‘beautiful’ is a term usually used to describe a woman, that’s the word that came to mind when I first saw him: his skin glowed, his shoulders were broad and [...]

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