Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

This article was first published in December 2016 and is being re-published in honor of National Poetry Month. Of late, I have physically embraced the cloak of solitude. Reprimanded often as a dreamer in kindergarten by teachers, now having escaped their vigil I have...
Intrigues in a Waning Travancore

Intrigues in a Waning Travancore

How does one capture 400 years of history in 500 printed pages?  Perhaps by focusing on the lifetime of one person, and providing context and texture to the story by giving historical perspective to the events of this life.  In The Ivory Throne, Manu Pillai takes a...
Carpe Diem..Carpe Cricket

Carpe Diem..Carpe Cricket

  The Roman poet Horace wrote the following:  “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.”  Although my Latin is weak, here’s a Wiki translation:  “seize the present; trust tomorrow e’en as little as you may.”   All humans seek a balance when they contemplate...
Mistry Mystery: Solved in New Series

Mistry Mystery: Solved in New Series

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. Soho Crime/Soho Press, Inc.: New York. 400 pages. Hardcover. Also available as a digital book. Sujata Massey, the award-winning author of the Rei Shimura mystery series, The Sleeping Dictionary (IC, Sept. 2014), and India...
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

From the award-winning author of An Obedient Father (2001 Hemingway Foundation PEN Award) and Family Life (2014 New York Times Best Books of the Year; 2015 Folio Prize; and 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award), comes a collection of short stories that entertains...