A Brief History Of Things: by Neelum Saran Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is the author of Grey Pigeon and Other Stories, Speaking of ’62, Winter Companions and Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song without End and Other Stories. She is a professor of English at the University of Allahabad. In this special piece by her, she talks about the summers in Allahabad. There used to be such a neat outdoor-indoor balance…

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Our Long Winter by Sharmila Sen

Sharmila Sen is the author of Not Quite, Not White, which is a first-generation American’s searing appraisal of race and assimilation in the US. In this special piece by her, she talks about what defines belongingness. One of my all-time favorite novels is The Long Winter, the sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular Little House…

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The Last Englishmen: Finding the Story

Deborah Baker’s new book is titled The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire. In this special piece by the author, she tells us how she came across this story. My intention always was to write a book set in India during WWII. I wanted to find a story that would contrast the Indian experience…

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Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran on Writing Frontiers

Frontiers by Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran, is the story of Shivaji’s quest to establish freedom in the Maratha region. Born to a Jagirdar, Shivaji shunned his noble status to fight for Swaraj against the Mughal forces of Aurangzeb. The battle that ensues between the two enemy forces makes for a riveting read. Here we have Medha…

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Technology on a Leash

Venkat Iyer is the author of Moong Over Microchips and a certified project management professional. In this piece Iyer discusses how technology could be “a useful servant but a dangerous master”. Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever talk about technology on similar lines in their book Your Happiness was Hacked. The book Your Happiness was Hacked…

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