Salim, based in Kochi, is the author of ‘Vanity Bagh'
The shortcomings of his non-fictional work cannot take away from the fact that VS Naipaul was one of the greatest raconteurs of our time
Unwilling to be a marathon tourist anywhere, a writer prefers to stop time by simply going in the opposite direction.
A grandmother who saw only darkness for decades, and yet lit up the holidays with her love.
Growing up in Varkala, writer Anees Salim dreamt of the coldest countries and their long winters. He wanted his memories to be the colour of snow. Years later, his search comes to an end in Budapest.
Vantage points in the city nowadays offer only a sad sight — concrete eating into the green