Voices

Dancing with demons

Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.

| Feb 13, 2019

Shibli Numani’s imagined community

A 19th-century travelogue from northern India challenges colonial orientalism.

| Dec 14, 2018

In the embrace of letting go

A Tibetan writer’s personal essay on a death in the family.

| Oct 11, 2018

An education in the male species

Scenes from the chronicles of midlife romance.

| Jun 11, 2018

Love, with an albatross attached: Part II

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

| May 18, 2018

Love, with an albatross attached: Part I

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

| May 11, 2018

The art of translating Indra Bahadur Rai

Interview with Nepali author and translator Prawin Adhikari.

| May 10, 2018

The purity question

In conversation with author and activist, Farahnaz Ispahani.

| Apr 29, 2016

Elephants in Manhattan

India-administered Kashmir is haunted by violence and bound by the tension of memory.

| Apr 20, 2016

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