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For her debut novel, Deepa Anappara takes on the task of writing about poverty in a child’s voice
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

The UK-based debutante writer, who trains the lens on poverty in her refusal to explain India to her Western readers, rues that the only Indian writers people in the UK have read are Booker Prize winners, and how it's still difficult for writers of colour to get published

By arresting me, they have made my poem (CAA and govt) bigger than poet: Siraj Bisaralli
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The poet was arrested Tuesday under Sections 504 and 505(2) of the IPC for the poem that he had read out at the Anegundi district festival, in Koppal district’s Gangavati taluk on January 9.

All Woman
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

An empathetic novel about the feminine experience in a world of inequality.

Why my grandfather refused to become a citizen of India
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

In 1947, a line ran through Sylhet, Assam, dividing families and creating new citizens. The burden of that history is still with us.

Alan Sealy on becoming a writer, being bypassed by stardom and protests in India
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

In the three decades since the publication of The Trotter-Nama, Irwin Allan Sealy has turned his back on the West, the distractions of celebrity and forged a dazzling, homegrown tradition of writing

Mountain of a Kapala hill
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

A dispute over a proposed Jesus statue in a Karnataka village has Hindus rallying around their Christian neighbours. “Why listen to outsiders,” they ask

JNU violence: ‘Our duty to speak… who can say it won’t happen at IISc next?’
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Nearly 300-400 students turned up to protest, according to participants.

A Crimson Destiny
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

An unsentimental, evocative study of a killer and the crime that tears his life asunder.

NRC buzz triggers advisories, videos: Get IDs ready
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

“The name Mohammad can be spelt in many ways. Then there are elderly people, whose dates of birth vary from document to document, simply because they were born at home, and no one kept exact records,” said Maqsood.

‘Illegal Bangladeshis’ in Bengaluru: Govt to file reply on protection of kids of illegal immigrants today
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The Karnataka High Court, while hearing the bail plea, has repeatedly raised the question of how and where alleged illegal immigrants should be housed before they are repatriated.

How to Bring Back a Forest
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Science can help document a landscape, but actual conservation is possible only by communicating with local communities. A new book of essays reflects naturalist TR Shankar Raman’s experience.

‘If caught in Bangladesh, we have papers. But in India…’
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Around 200 people were arrested on the India-Bangladesh border earlier this month, while trying to cross over from India. Reports in Bangladesh’s newspapers suggest they were fleeing “harassment” in Bengaluru.

A graphic novel that documents the horrors of Vanni in Sri Lanka
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

A decade after the Sri Lankan civil war, a former UN worker revisits the lives of those he left behind on the island through a graphic novel

Two sides of fear
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

As ‘illegal’ immigrants leave Bengaluru amidst a government crackdown, Thubarahalli, a colony of Bengali-speaking migrants in the city, has also drawn the line — “That is where the Bangladeshis live. Go harass them”

The last straw
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Meet the tribe of Indians trying to live plastic-free and sustainably

Birth of the Iron Fist
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s latest reveals the insidious armature of Gilead — an oppressive political order we are uncomfortably familiar with

Cloudy with a chance of catastrophe
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

A children’s book that talks about caste, and inspires you to be a climate champ

Why, for Kannada writer Devanoora Mahadeva, Gandhi is an ally in the battle against caste
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: ‘If savarnas need to change to liberate India from caste, then Gandhi is necessary’

Two years after killing of Gauri Lankesh: ‘Her voice is still here. She has not been forgotten’
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Two years after the killing of Gauri Lankesh, sister Kavitha looks back at an intertwined life.

The bilingual bard of Bombay and Mumbai, Kiran Nagarkar gave Indian writing in English an electric charge
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Nagarkar first novel, Saat Sakkam Trechalis, was written in Marathi in 1974; its urban, male angst could be traced to predecessors such as Bhalchandra Nemade’s Kosala (1963) but there was no mistaking this striking, new voice.

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