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Aishwarya Subramanian


Subramanian is a Newcastle-based writer

Where humanity goes from here
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Nowhere good, if two recent sci-fi films are to be believed.

Colour blind? Not really
Mon, Jul 15, 2013

The number of non-white characters played by non-white actors in Hollywood films is still smaller than it should be

All About an Issue
Sat, Jun 02, 2012

A thorough exploration of surrogacy,but a half-hearted thriller

Life from Below
Sat, Mar 31, 2012

The personal,the impersonal and a Bollywood ending in Bombay

More than blood sport
Wed, Mar 21, 2012

‘The Hunger Games’ is also about teens struggling against authority

Alphabets are Stupid
Sat, Mar 03, 2012

This book manages to convey sense and nonsense with too few words

LOL Ladies
Sat, Jan 28, 2012

Are women not as funny as men? Two memoirs that laugh at that old question

Emperor’s Remedy
Sat, Jan 07, 2012

Kunal Basu’s new novel is about an unusual search for a cure for syphilis

Spell is Broken
Sat, Dec 03, 2011

The carnival does not rise above some gorgeous scenes

The Magic Turns Dark
Sat, Oct 29, 2011

Slave trade doesn’t quite fit into Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Lashed to the Mast
Sat, Oct 15, 2011

Michael Ondaatje turns a voyage into an unusual coming-of-age tale

Moms to the Slaughter
Sat, Sep 24, 2011

An outstanding novel about a teenager who wants to save the world

Spell Bound
Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Beyond fairies and fandom,this is overwhelmingly a book about books

Animal Planet
Sat, Dec 04, 2010

A fantasy crime thriller unravels in a Jo’burg ghetto peopled by ex-convicts and their animal familiars.

The Twist in the Ever After
Sat, Nov 13, 2010

In a way all fairy tales are retellings.

That’s bloody good
Sat, Oct 16, 2010

Vampires,werewolves and a large-nosed girl in Victorian London. It is gloriously ridiculous.

The February Fantasy
Sat, Aug 28, 2010

An odd little,oddly satisfying book about fabulous rebellions

The Big Love
Sat, Jun 26, 2010

In her introduction to The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them,Elif Batuman says of Cervantes’ Don Quixote that he “had broken the binary of life and literature....

Squid Pro Quo
Sat, May 29, 2010

The main attraction for visitors to London’s Darwin Centre is a perfectly preserved giant squid,Architeuthis dux (Archie to those who work there)....

A soap opera in space
Thu, Jun 11, 2009

The new Star Trek movie is less about the original geeky franchise and more about human drama