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Books: Q & A with Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

  `My novel explores how a society riven by a seemingly-unending spiral of violence, needs to open up to the stories of its survivors and fold them into its national and social history.` Manreet Sodhi Someshwar`s The Radiance of a Thousand Suns  revisits the atrocities faced by  the Sikh community, both at the time of…

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Feature: In conversation with Andaleeb Wajid

  ‘I write constantly, consistently’: Andaleeb Wajid   Andaleeb Wajid is a household name in Bengaluru, with a large oeuvre —18 novels and counting — that spans genres like Young Adult, romance, sci-fi and horror. Recently, a couple of her books have been optioned by film production houses. Wajid started off with slice-of-life stories about…

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Feature: The Sathya Saran Interview

  Chronicle of a ghazal singer SHEILA KUMAR   Sathya Saran talks about her book on ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. Sathya Saran is as busy as ever. The former editor of Femina now writes articles as a freelancer, books as an author, and edits and assigns books as Consulting Editor, HarperCollins Publishers India. She also teaches fashion…

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Feature: The Vinay Sarvotham Interview

The Spine Whisperer   Over the last few years, Dr Vinay Sarvotham has emerged as a non-invasive spine therapist of repute. In an interview, he discusses the challenges of treating spinal issues. What would you call your specialised field of healing? Are you an accupressurist? A chiropractor? Neither, actually. I am an acupressure and craniosacral  therapist.  But…

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Feature: The Deepika Govind Interview

‘A fabric for all seasons…’ Bengaluru’s Deepika Govind, who continues to stretch her job definition from designer to protector of ancient textiles and weaving methods, talks about her experiment with Eri silk. What inspired the Eri journey? I feel I have finally found my true calling with Eri. The collection enables me to work upon…

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Feature: The Shefalee Vasudev Interview

‘I’m a chronicler, not a groupie’ Shefalee Vasudev’s Powder Room is an honest look at the gloss and the dross in the fashion industry. She talks about why she chose to take the lid off the glamour. Journalist Shefalee Vasudev came to her first book via stints with Cosmopolitan,The Asian Age, anchoring and scripting a Hindi…

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Feature: Dhritiman Chaterji, Profiled

 On life’s stage CHENNAI CALLING  I shifted base from Kolkata to Chennai 16 years ago. I have always liked the atmosphere in Chennai. It still retains an element of quietude and moves at a slower pace compared to other Indian metros. Now, I know enough Tamil to get by. A decade ago, my wife Ammu,…

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