Neha Kirpal

'A Mirror Made of Rain' book review: Cocktail of memories

The narrative, which frequently flits between the past and the present, often reads like the protagonist’s diary, echoing her thoughts and emotions.

08 May 2021

'Civil Lines' book review: When family secrets unfold

A chance conversation in the house that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables convinced her that houses carry the imprints of their owners' trauma.

30 Apr 2021

Slum princess: On Arsala Qureishi and Jas Sagu's short film Live Your Fairy Tale

Filmmakers Arsala Qureishi and blogger, musician, actor and director Jas Sagu's latest short film Live Your Fairy Tale is a documentation of a unique experience.

30 Apr 2021

Sinbad and the Trumpet of Israfil: The voyage promises to continue in a sequel

The prophecy goes that the world will end when the trumpet of Israfil will be blown.

24 Apr 2021

Bulleh Shah in Himalayas: 'Nazraan Ve’ triple collab effort between Anshu Sharma, Shailendra Sodhi, Anirudh Bhola

Indie label Arthjam’s first single, ‘Nazraan Ve’, is up for a lyrical/karaoke release

18 Apr 2021

Protectors turn persecutors in theatre play 'Giraftari' based on Franz Kafka's novel 'The Trial'

Language theatre gets another gem with an interpretation of alienation in an incomprehensible world

17 Apr 2021

Pandemic’s troubador: Nikhil Uzgare hits the bull’s eye with his new single 'Inteha'

His band opened for Guns N’ Roses. Now, he is the first-ever Hindi artiste to make a splash on the Universal Music, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) roster, with the solo release ‘Inteha’.

10 Apr 2021

Reel struggle

Filmmaker OP Srivastava’s What’s Your Story? explores the in-depth ecosystem of indie cinema

04 Apr 2021

Chasing the truth: How COVID-19 has changed reading habits

Authors are experimenting with subjects that are both serious and entertaining with the changing writing style, often with description and dramatisation thrown in.

26 Mar 2021

'Before She Sleeps' book review: Reluctance, Rebellion, Revolt

On the lines of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, this dystopian novel is a comment on the future of women's lives and is set in the noir atmosphere of Green City.

19 Mar 2021

Rap ‘n’ roll: KR$NA collaborates with Badshah for next single, turns to gaming to promote it globally

KR$NA will reward the top five winners who make the maximum score with a special customised hamper.

12 Mar 2021

Rural tales of strife

On the whole, the book is a fine example of a rare peek into a region’s society, customs and way of life.

06 Mar 2021

Rapping the right message: Rahul Rajkhowa wants to make listeners catch the purpose behind his song

A firm believer of leaving a better world for the generations to come, the singer says it pains him when he sees people throwing garbage into the sea or tourists littering the hills when they go trave

27 Feb 2021

'The Coolie’s Great War' book review: The lives history has forgotten

What struck Singha as odd was a confidential letter from Mesopotamia in 1916, urgently calling for Indian latrine sweepers.

26 Feb 2021

INTERVIEW | Current generation can be inspired by Rani Jindan Kaur's qualities, says Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Telling or retelling the stories of women, placing them at the centre of my novels, has been an important aspect of my work, tells Divakaruni.

20 Feb 2021

'Savitribai Phule and I' book review: The woman, the leader

Written in the 1800s, the diary has young Savitri questioning ideas of child marriage and women unable to access education. Shabri learns more about Savitri's journey.

13 Feb 2021

Rock band Antariksh is on progressive quest

Composer, singer and guitar player Varun Rajput’s brainchild, Antariksh, creates a fresh and innovative sound, merging rock, pop, reggae, Carnatic and even funk.

13 Feb 2021

Notes of love and longing

Composer Neil Nayak’s debut indie single is striking all the right chords.

06 Feb 2021

The end of innocence

London-based Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin’s crisp writing analyses the huge class distinctions that exist in Pakistani society.

06 Feb 2021

Stringing together a legacy

Kolkata-based sarod player Joydeep Mukherjee is breathing new life into the Senia Shahjehanpur gharana.

06 Feb 2021

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