Book review: Wave - 1 month ago
The ocean rushed out one December morning and swallowed Sonali Deraniyagala's sons, husband and parents. Wave, her memoir of life after the 2004 tsunami, is a chronicle of the rage that followed and a piercing grief that simmers. But mostly, it's about love.
Book Review: Salvation Of A Saint - 4 months ago
Fans of Japanese author Keigo Higashino will know he likes to get straight to the point. So it comes as no surprise when, by the end of the first chapter of this book, you already know who will die in the next few pages.
Loo and behold - 4 months ago
In the middle of the pristine, wind-whipped Tibetan landscape, Colleen Braganza rose above petty concerns like bushes, boulders and port-a-potties. This is her story.
Why I will boycott the Republic Day parade 2013 - 4 months ago
My siblings and I were the kind of earnest children who woke up early on the morning of January 26, switched on the television and watched with pride and glee the might of the Indian Republic as it paraded down Vijay Path in all its finery.
It was a warm but bad morning - 5 months ago
One early morning, a few days ago, I woke up to the sound of hacking from outside my window.
I assumed the trees lining the road where I live were being pruned and went back to sleep.
Women and the conspiracy of silence - 5 months ago
Colleen Braganza writes about why women do not hit back in anger each time any of them was compromised, was unable to go about minding our business without a wolf whistle, an innuendo or a misogynistic comment being hurled our way.
In defence of train journeys - 5 months ago
The Anaimalai hills in the Western Ghats house five national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
Listening to the sound of silence - 6 months ago
Why cant we have no traffic days? Or simply no honking days? That will go a long way towards de-stressing many of us.
The age of vigilante justice? - 7 months ago
This incident made me wonder: why is it that Indians are increasingly taking things, especially matters of their security, into their own hands? Is that a good thing, or is it something to be afraid of?
Somethings rotting in the city of Mumbai - 7 months ago
One of the drawbacks of living in Mumbai is that garbage is a constant companion. Its omnipresent.