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Katha Fiction Contest 2016 Announcement

Katha Fiction Contest 2016 Announcement

Thank you to all for submitting your story to Katha Literary Fiction Contest 2016. As the judges can attest, it was a very tough job to identify the finalists. The judging was completely blind. To all the writers who submitted, it is important to keep in mind that a...
Tea Time

Tea Time

“Tea chahiye?” I smiled and nodded before slipping a pen into the book of crossword puzzles. Of course I wouldn’t pass up a cup of my mother’s chai, not on a rainy day like this: water winding in rivulets down the window panes, pattering against the roof and sides of...
Desi in the Sky

Desi in the Sky

UDTA PUNJAB. Director: Abhishek Chaubey. Players: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh, Satish Kaushik, Harpreet Singh, Prabhjyot Singh. Music: Amit Trivedi.. Hindi and Punjabi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Balaji) Over the years, there...
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, A Movie Review

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, A Movie Review

 Vinod Kapri’s Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is a bumpy ride through the interiors of Haryana. Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is a Indian political satire film directed by Vinod Kapri. Inspired by true events, the film centers on a love story set in a village of Haryana. The...
Gods, Jinns, People, Wars, and Existential Bewilderment

Gods, Jinns, People, Wars, and Existential Bewilderment

TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS. By Salman Rushdie. Hamish Hamilton by Penguin Books India, 2015.  286 pages Yes, the title of this review says it all: Salman Rushdie’s latest novel is about people finding their way away from God, courtesy of a War of...
The Princess Doth Protest

The Princess Doth Protest

SOPHIA–Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand. New York: Bloomsbury USA bloomsbury.com.  anitaanand.com. 432 pages. Exhumed from obscurity, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876-1948) is celebrated in Anita Anand’s ambitious but often-didactic biography,...