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Dawn Watcher

DAWN WATCHER Bird chorus Warming up Intermittent tweets Short flights Zig zag a transparent sky In an unnamed region somewhere between Salmon and azure Familiar only to the dawn watcher. Flower garland perfume lingers...

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A festival for children

What’s the best way to get a young person interested in a subject? Is it by bombarding him or her with information and insisting that she learn it up by rote? Is the Sword...

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Tribute in Light

It’s a different feeling to be in NYC on the anniversary of 9/11. The memory of it was somewhere on the periphery of my mind, beyond the concerns of packing up an apartment, tending...

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Author Interview – Sameer Khan

Short stories are one of my favourite genres. They aren’t the easiest thing to write as the writer is traditionally expected to condense so much into a very short space. Sameer Khan’s collection of...

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The Death of Sheherzad

“Is it right to associate Intizar Husain with Partition?’  Rakshanda Jalil was asked at yesterday’s launch of her translation of Intizar Husain’s The Death of Sheherzad at the Oxford Bookstore. The book was nominated...

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Tribute to BKS Iyengar

I first taught myself yoga from a book. The book was always there and I could practice at my own time and pace. I quickly moved from that book to the best book –...

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Witness the Night

Don’t start reading ‘Witness the Night’ by Kishwar Desai unless you have enough time to finish it. It’s definitely a page turner. Desai  ensures the reader races through to get to the root of...

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Once Upon a Crush

The best thing about chick lit is the empowering effect it has. The reader feels validated in her lifestyle, her choices, her concerns – all with a light touch and a sense of humor....