The scant foliage and gawky branches of Amaltas trees give it an air of gauche adolescence.
27 Apr 2019
It was a minor miracle that it survived.
29 Mar 2019
The way the landlord sees the tenant: Direct descendant of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, via Hizbul Mujahideen.
02 Mar 2019
The comics were a magical gateway not only to a mythical America but also to a thrilling new terra incognita called adolescence, with its acned angst and its exuberant ecstasy.
02 Feb 2019
Greene attributed his conversion to a youthful romance and has shrugged off the label of being “a Catholic author”, preferring to be called an “author who happens to be Catholic”.
06 Jan 2019
The mainstay of Calcutta’s Christmas tradition was the Anglo-Indian household, to which an invitation had to be inveigled if one wanted the true savour of the season.
01 Dec 2018
Yaaaaarnk! The blood-curdling sound freezes me to the spot.
03 Nov 2018
Durga Puja is around the corner, evoking in me memories of how this festival was celebrated in what was then called Calcutta, and where I spent most of my adult life.
04 Oct 2018
Every now and again they talk about renaming Park Street, in what is now called Kolkata.
08 Sep 2018
They’re a writer’s nightmare, call them what you will: misprints, literals, typos, errata, printer’s devils.
04 Nov 2017