Manjula Padmanabhan

Manjula Padmanabhan is a fiction writer, artist, playwright and India’s first woman cartoonist. Her weekly cartoon strip ‘Sukiyaki’ appears in BusinessLine. Her most recent book, The Island of Lost Girls, is a science-fiction novel.

Dancing with demons

Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.

Feb 13, 2019

The red scarf

A short story

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 07, 2013

Latest Articles

Who needs borders?

A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.

There is something about Parveen

The cultures of fame, shame, and fear in Bollywood’s tryst with mental health.

Afghanistan’s uncertainties

 Afghan women activists face a difficult future under a Taliban administration.

Afghanistan: graveyard of development?

On the country’s fraught histories of international development.