literature

CREATIVE NONFICTION / Of faith: Mother and memories

Back in 2006 at the age of 11, I was introduced to faith, in the most domestic way possible.

HIGHLIGHT / Where to Start with Nobel Laureate, Jon Fosse

On 5th October, 2023 the acclaimed Norwegian playwright and poet, Jon Olav Fosse, won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.”

FICTION / My London: An Immigrant Story

You Are a Rickshawallah

Musings / Books with playlists: A new trend among contemporary authors?

A question that comes to mind is why does a book even need a playlist? There are two solid answers.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Blood, rage and love on the verge of 1971

Reading Rahad Abir’s Bengal Hound, despite the novel being written in English, felt a lot like reading in Bangla. While no two languages can ever truly be compared, there is much to be said about seeing Bangla and Bangladesh through an English language lens.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Making a killing out of a killing

A visit to any bookshop today will attest to the reading public’s fascination with crime (and criminals).

News report / Norwegian author Jon Fosse wins the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature

He told the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK that he was “surprised but also not” to have won.

Editorial / Dancing on the pages

This week, then, we're thinking: music and books, music and literature. In print and online, we're dreaming in tunes, dancing with words, daring to merge the two.

CREATIVE NONFICTION / Of love, longing, and music that make us

My mother’s house is beside a lake that separates the rich and mighty of the city from a little isle of people who work for them.

November 25, 2023
November 25, 2023

Of faith: Mother and memories

Back in 2006 at the age of 11, I was introduced to faith, in the most domestic way possible.

October 28, 2023
October 28, 2023

Where to Start with Nobel Laureate, Jon Fosse

On 5th October, 2023 the acclaimed Norwegian playwright and poet, Jon Olav Fosse, won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.”

October 21, 2023
October 21, 2023

My London: An Immigrant Story

You Are a Rickshawallah

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

Books with playlists: A new trend among contemporary authors?

A question that comes to mind is why does a book even need a playlist? There are two solid answers.

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Making a killing out of a killing

A visit to any bookshop today will attest to the reading public’s fascination with crime (and criminals).

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Blood, rage and love on the verge of 1971

Reading Rahad Abir’s Bengal Hound, despite the novel being written in English, felt a lot like reading in Bangla. While no two languages can ever truly be compared, there is much to be said about seeing Bangla and Bangladesh through an English language lens.

October 9, 2023
October 9, 2023

Norwegian author Jon Fosse wins the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature

He told the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK that he was “surprised but also not” to have won.

October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

Dancing on the pages

This week, then, we're thinking: music and books, music and literature. In print and online, we're dreaming in tunes, dancing with words, daring to merge the two.

October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023

Of love, longing, and music that make us

My mother’s house is beside a lake that separates the rich and mighty of the city from a little isle of people who work for them.

October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023

Music and the space it creates for literature

I cannot, for the life of me, definitively describe what makes music. Growing up in a family where music of any form was not typically paid any reverence, my exposure to it was tunnelled into mainstream pop songs for the longest time.

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