The Best of RK Narayan
Article / July 21, 2014

RK Narayan was one of the most intelligent authors of his age; the Malgudi in his books is shown to be a dynamic entity – the town we read of in his debut novel (1935) is noticeably different from that in his last fictional work, The World of Nagaraj (1990).

Writing on Sensitive Issues – Unbowed by Lestine
Review / June 9, 2014

Author: Lestine
Publisher: Xlibris
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781483684864
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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Lestine’s Unbowed is a brave attempt to face the problem of ‘gender terrorism’ that is prevalent in our society today. The author traces the journey of Basma, from a hijab wearing, husband-fearing woman to the point where she starts taking control of her own life.

A strange melody – In The Night Count The Stars
Review / May 27, 2014

Authors: Various
Publisher: Bittersweet Editions
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780989715300
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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The editor’s note of this compilation states that they ‘searched for stories and images that thrived independently, by their own definitions – islands of unique brilliance.’ Upon finishing the book, I can attest to the fact that the various works presented here definitely meet these criteria. This anthology consists of not only stories, but poems, images and even micro-fiction.

What’s with Indians and mythology?
Article / May 8, 2014

At Bookish, we regularly review the latest books published by new and experienced authors alike, and this trend has been prominent for sometime now. More and more authors are taking upon themselves the task of reinterpreting classics and mythological figures, and giving us modernized versions of them.

Is there a Gender Bias in Publishing?
Article / March 7, 2014

Is there a gender bias in publishing? Why do so many women writers have to change their names or take up a more masculine-sounding version? Or are we just making a mountain out of a molehill? A debate between two of our writers.

Piper Kerman on Orange is the new Black
Authors Exclusive , News and Events / February 4, 2014

Orange is the new Black, an autobiographical story by Piper Kerman, has been making waves since it was published, so much that it was adapted into a Netflix series of the same name recently. Read on for a preview of what Ms. Kerman had to say about her book at The Ohio State University recently.

Review: The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
Review / January 8, 2014

Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Year: 1993
ISBN: 9781559701945
Rating: ★★★★☆
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This is one of those rare novels that live up to its name. The satire inherent in the title pervades the pages of the book, which is a fictional account of two of the most important components of Indian history/mythology- the Mahabharat and British-Indian politics. Conceptually, the mind boggles at the fusion of two such entities, but Tharoor manages to reconcile them, and how!

An interview with Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik: USA, mythology and more!
Authors Exclusive / December 16, 2013

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a writer, Chief Belief Officer, public speaker, story consultant and many other things. His primary interest is mythology, which he has been studying for 17 years now. He draws parallels between well-known story characters and modern management approaches in his books and talks. Here, we follow up on our previous conversation with him; there’s his USA tour, his most recent book, and more!