Devapriya Roy

The fall and failure in Kabul

Thousands of men, women and children were holed up in the airport, or rushing towards it, hoping for a way out.

20 Aug 2021

The Humanness of the virtual world 

Last March, when the week-long mid-semester break turned into a global pandemic, one of my sassy senior students sent me a meme.

31 Jul 2021

'Equations' book review: A compelling gaze

In conversation with Medha Dutta Yadav, Shivani Sibal talks about the layers that form the theme in her debut novel, and how it is a simple story of two friends, and their families.

18 Jul 2021

In the throes of Covid angst

This story has a happy ending: If you look in the dictionary, updated to the summer of 2021, the meaning of happy reads “still breathing”

12 Jun 2021

Pandemic’s second April on us, it is indeed the cruelest month

A morbid anniversary, in a year of many morbid milestones. The finish line nowhere in sight.

17 Apr 2021

Connecting the dots in the presence of the absent

In my father-in-law’s house in Kolkata, there is no garlanded photograph of my late mother-in-law.

03 Apr 2021

Weird wonderful world of the counter language

The first time I heard the theory that a full stop could be considered a full-blown tantrum, I was at the bus-stop. It was early evening in March.

19 Mar 2021