Morning Raga

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch — Book Review

Book Review

Sameen Borker reviews The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch, by Sanam Maher.

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Vendors of Dignity & Cows of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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The Best Asian Short Stories 2017

Book Review

Fehmida Zakeer reviews Kitaab’s first anthology of The Best Asian Short Stories.

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(Not Quite) Lost in the Lanes of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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THE POWER OF P’s: Philosophy, Puberty, and Pumice

The Power of P's

I  GREW UP  IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA IN THE  EARLY 1950’s, when television was  in its infancy (only three channels).   We had a twelve inch…

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Living with Jazz

Living with Jazz

I was painfully aware of my lack of a jazzer’s ear the year I spent playing tenor saxophone in my high school jazz band. I…

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Medea on Prozac

Medea on Prozac

Dyna Kassir’s essay is a collection of speculative thoughts, diverse and scattered but many times blended and regrouped, inspired by the 2008 movie “Slumdog Millionaires” directed by Danny Boyle.

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Crooked Aesthetics

Crooked Aesthetics

It is 2012. My youth group in church does not invite me to a party because they think I am too weird, and that my…

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Remembering Bargemusic – A Love Story

Remembering Bargemusic – A Love Story

I wrote this piece in 1996, in the early years of Bargemusic, before its full flourishing and when it was still possible to get a…

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A Series of Backhanded Compliments

A Series of Backhanded Compliments

“Before I met you, south Indian people made me cringe.” Just as my roommate uttered one of her most ignorant remarks to date, I bit…

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Stairs to the Sundial

Stairs to the Sundial

(Poetry Collection ‘Available Light’ by CP Surendran – A Review)   With ‘Available Light’, CP Surendran unleashes on us, verses set to the eternal ticks…

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#DoGoodForBlaze

#DoGoodForBlaze

I did not know Blaze Bernstein personally until this morning. Yet, this morning, when I belatedly came to know of his untimely death, I could…

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BLOODLINE

BLOODLINE

I picked Washington Square1 from a low shelf in my parents’ living room, having courted the idea for a while, as the book looked pretty. I…

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The Thing about Mumbai Locals

The Thing about Mumbai Locals

Every morning I wake up at 8 am. I get dressed, wear my expensive tie and shiny watch. Then I roll my sleeves and walk…

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