Neha Kirpal

Singer-lyricist Vineet Singh Hukmani’s latest will make you 'pause, rewind, repeat'

Being genre-agnostic, Hukmani is never tied down by any sound or genre. He is contractually obligated with his global agent Martin Langford to release a song every 45 days.

24 Jul 2021

Klara and the Sun book review: If robots could feel

Klara is a unique Artificial Friend (AF) with unusual insight and outstanding observational qualities. Companions for the youth, AFs get their nourishment from the sun’s rays.

24 Jul 2021

'The Demoness' book review: Fifty years of stories

The 27 stories in this unique compilation serve as a window to the history, society and culture of Bangladesh.

10 Jul 2021

The enigma of Mrs 'Ruttie' Jinnah: A defiant 20th century revolutionary

Ruttie, Rattanbai Maryam Jinnah, wife of Pakistan’s founder, was a scion of one of then-Bombay’s richest Parsee families.

03 Jul 2021

'The Story Quilt Edited & Compiled' book review: A patchwork of tales

This collection of eight children’s stories includes translations from Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Punjabi and Sindhi.

26 Jun 2021

Fierce and unfiltered: Toronto-based Tamil artist Shan Vincent de Paul's releases new single ‘Savage’

Toronto-based Tamil artist Shan Vincent de Paul is ready with Made in Jaffna, his most compelling project yet

26 Jun 2021

Syud Hossain's biography: A life less ordinary

An entire section of the book is dedicated to tracing the genesis of Indians in America, profiling some of the prominent names who mass-migrated to the country in the 20th century.

12 Jun 2021

'Welcome to the New World' book review: Hope and despair

Based on a true story of the Aldabaans, a refugee family that fled civil war in Syria, the book began as a serialised comic strip for The New York Times and was later developed into a book.

05 Jun 2021

'Whereabouts' book review: The solitary reaper

The latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is the first novel that she has written in Italian and then self-translated into English.

29 May 2021

Kashmiri musician Pragnya Wakhlu’s latest track is an antidote to pandemic despair

What started as a minute-long video during the 2020 lockdown went on to become a full-fledged song this summer.

22 May 2021

Raza Mir’s historical murder mystery is set against the backdrop of the First War of Indian independence

The author goes on to detail the modus operandi that Ghalib applies to solve the case.

22 May 2021

'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