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The Secret Life of Zika Virus

The Secret Life of Zika Virus

By Kalpish Ratna

Click here to buy The Secret Life of Zika Virus. Aëdes to Zika, an Infectious Journey As May became June in 2017, headlines hollered Zika Virus in Bapunagar! Named for the Mahatma, this locality of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, was known only for religious riots and the detergent Nirma. Zika Virus is carried by the common mosquito [...]

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

By George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

Click here to buy The Diary of a Nobody. April 27.—Painted the bath red, and was delighted with the result. Sorry to say Carrie was not, in fact we had a few words about it. She said I ought to have consulted her, and she had never heard of such a thing as a bath being painted red. I replied: “It’s merely a matter of taste.” Fortunately, further [...]

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

By Eka Kurniawan

Click here to buy Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash. They were walking along the pavement, each with a clove cigarette between their fingers. One was sucking on a Djarum, the other had never strayed from Gudang Garam. Gecko placed the clove in his mouth, let it hang there, and slipped both his hands into the pockets of his jeans. He bit the [...]

A Night with a Black Spider

A Night with a Black Spider

By Ambai

Click here to buy A Night with a Black Spider. From When Things Die Whenever she was invited to speak at events where she had to stand behind a podium that let others see only her face, she was always reminded of her mother and her veena. Both her mother and her mother’s mother had been of short stature. Even as an adult, her mother had been [...]

Shiva’s Drum

Shiva’s Drum

By Chandrasekhar Kambar

Click here to buy Shiva’s Drum. Baramegowda heads Shivapura. Didn’t I say that Shivapura, which only had mythology, entered history with the coming of the British? The first historical figure of Shivapura was Dyamegowda. He was born in the Gownda clan, whose folk had seen small-time glory as subsidiary rulers under the Muslim king of Pashchapura. Gowda’s people had [...]

The Division of Heaven and Earth

The Division of Heaven and Earth

By Shokdung

Click here to buy The Division of Heaven and Earth From the vantage point of history, it is truly gratifying to see the Tibetan people, at the start of the twenty-first century, standing up for freedom and equality, rights, democracy and religious freedom on the broadest terms, with sincerity and determination. Whether this peaceful [...]

Tibetan Caravans

Tibetan Caravans

By Abdul Wahid Radhu

Click here to buy Tibetan Caravans. On his throne, dominating the presence, the Dalai Lama was seated cross-legged. He was then a child of less than eight years but his innocent face already seemed imprinted with dignity and authority. Behind him, the highest dignitaries, the regent at their head, didn’t take their eyes off him, as if he were their prisoner, whilst [...]

The Shah of Chicago

The Shah of Chicago

By Nate Rabe

Click here to buy The Shah of Chicago. As Jack got out of the car, a guard with a red turban and starched white uniform strode forward and asked firmly, ‘What business?’ ‘I’m looking for Nanima.’ Jack stared at the house. There had to be at least seven or eight bedrooms in that place. And get a load of that marble! He walked towards the gate [...]

Azadi’s Daughter: A Memoir

Azadi’s Daughter: A Memoir

By Seema Mustafa

Click here to buy Azadi's Daughter: A Memoir. I recall my first, and perhaps only, real interaction with the indomitable Ramnath Goenka who owned The Indian Express. I was particularly incensed about the fact that the Indian government had set a new precedent by giving financial help for the movie Gandhi to a foreigner; what my naïve mind saw as a [...]

The Ring of Truth

The Ring of Truth

By Wendy Doniger

Click here to buy The Ring of Truth. The Ring of the Bodhisattva The Buddhists told the story of Shakuntala (without mentioning her name) in two of the texts called Jatakas (stories of the Buddha’s previous births), sometime between the fourth century BCE and the fifth century CE. These stories are notoriously difficult to date precisely, so we cannot [...]

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