Satire At Its Best: Angry Maushi

Alice Sharma speaks to Abhijit Kini, the creator of Angry Maushi—a boisterous gun-toting aunty who is fast gaining mass popularity in the country. This comic book heroine does not have luscious hair flying beh... Read More...

Reviving Urdu: Khwaab Tanha Collective

sbcltr speaks to Shiraz Hussain, the man who is single-handedly reviving the love for Urdu literature in the country Thirty-year-old, New Delhi based artist and teacher, Shiraz Hussain, has been trying to popu... Read More...

Murdering Elena Ferrante

Radhika Gulab writes on anonymity being an act of defiance and how Claudio Gatti is responsible for the death of the beloved author in his mean spirited attempt to assert masculine power. The last couple of we... Read More...

One Indian Girl

Writer Paromita Bardoloi on reading Chetan Bhagat’s disappointing new novel. On an interview with Indu Mirani, Raveena Tandon called Mohra, a woman centric film. My mind flashed parts of the song ‘Tu cheez bad... Read More...

A Day With Johan Harstad

Sonali Verma meets the best-selling author who was in New Delhi last week to participate in Long Nights of LiteratureS, a European Literature festival.    ... Read More...

May Day Cafe: For the Love of Reading

Sonali Verma explores a one-of-a-kind left-wing bookstore in Delhi that has become a unique cultural space for idea exchanges and community involvement. Every rickshaw puller at the Shadipur metro station know... Read More...

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Yes, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany are no J.K.Rowling. Readers will miss the elaborate dynamics of the author and how she conjures an entire scene into action, but they will still read this book, writes Mallika ... Read More...

The World’s Oldest Library

This Library was founded by a woman and now for the first time in history, it will open its doors to the general public Twelve centuries ago, Fatima al-Fihri , a Qarawiyyin (present day Tunisia) inherited her ... Read More...

Recommended Reading

sbcltr recommends the books to read right now Summer is for the brave hearts and we are not them. If you’re like us, you’ll spend most of your time admiring the glorious clear views and enjoying the bounty of ... Read More...

A Case for Nostalgia

Gunjeet Sra on the unlikely connection between Umberto Eco and Harper Lee Spring isn’t the time for nostalgia. One usually saves that kind of self-indulgence for October. But two authors of my childhood litera... Read More...