Ganesh Saili

Peek into the unknown

Easterine Kire’s celebrated novel—the first Naga novel in English— takes the reader to the battles between Britain and the Nagas between 1832 and 1880.

10 Nov 2018

Reclaiming lost childhood

Tim Guest’s My Life in Orange is the tale of a childhood denied.

21 Oct 2018

An African time travel

Once in a while comes a work of fiction that tells an extraordinary tale set in extraordinary times.

14 Oct 2018

An Unpredictable Voyage

She makes the unbelievable credible; approximating the remote and making the impossible possible.

07 Oct 2018

Guy Gunaratne's 'In Our Mad and Furious City' book review: In an alienated world

Nig-nog! Nig-nog!’ lisped two little boys trailing my daughter Tania, a tough Soho newsperson, as she walked home. She was on a private visit to meet up with her extended family in London.

30 Sep 2018

When power corrupts

One is always in love with something or the other.

15 Sep 2018

Feeding the Evil

You could call this a delightful long short story or a fast-paced novella.

25 Aug 2018

El dorado and the dark underbelly

Nadia Akbar’s Goodbye Freddie Mercury is a moveable feast of words, where the reader arrives in Lahore to find it on fire—it usually is.

17 Aug 2018

Underbelly rumblings

It involves an 18-month-long surveillance operation that takes within its orbit Afghanistan, Dubai and New Delhi.

04 Aug 2018

'The Love Song of Maya K': Darker than dark take on life

Juxtaposing love and betrayal, dogma versus superstition; sexuality with unrequited desires, all the characters spring from the emerging new India in Shuma Raha’s 13 short stories.

14 Jul 2018

The plot thickens

Can the protagonists overcome an ancient power set on wreaking vengeance? Or will the universe succumb?

12 May 2018

Journey through contemporary history

Five childhood friends take the reader into a charmed world, where the undergrowth drips with nostalgia.

28 Apr 2018

Reading 'Evil in the Mahabharata': Layered narratives

The Mahabharata is the ultimate book of rules for the conduct of mankind, and continues to inspire writers

14 Apr 2018

Judgment day

Jay, a loveable fool and a petty dope dealer teaches us while on the move, giving the reader a ready-reckoner into the lives of the stereotyped.

07 Apr 2018

An adventure into the clouds

Schoolchildren on the run travel in search of a hidden valley, high in the snow-covered mountains.

24 Feb 2018