For the initiated, there is something all-encompassing about the name ‘Madras’ — stitched together by millions of narratives, the city has perennially been on the cusp of tradition and modernity, warmth and cruelty, glamour and grime.
As I continued to read and talk to people about the sea, it baffled me that one thing could have so many facets to it. But with this bafflement came a desire to understand, and my hostility faded to the background.
A theatrical adaptation of Japanese author Haruki Murakami's short stories balanced structure and spontaniety with equal ease. Haruki Murakami’s works are not the most obvious choice when staging a play.
As Haruki Murakami’s new short story collection, Men Without Women begins to hit bookshelves around the world, I, like many others, expect to be consumed by the familiar yet strange space between dreams and reality.
Mohan Pathak’s biggest strengths are his flair for dialogue and his attention to detail. Unfortunately, these barely come through in the translation and dialogues that might have had a strong impact in Hindi appear stilted.