Curetorial & Resarch
As a Painter
Followships & Awards
Still A Virgin Spring, on Indian Muslim Spring by Hasan Suroor (Rupa Rainlight), in Outlook magazine, 17 March 2014
Finding Ghosts in People’s Heads, On Ships that Pass by Shashi Deshpande, Mail Today, 12 August 2012
Trouble in Paradise, On The Prisoner of Paradise by Romesh Gunesekera, India Today, 1 April 2012
On Overwinter by Ratika Kapur, Outlook India, 12 March 2012
Between two worlds of Medical Miracles, on The Yellow Emperor’s Cure by Kunal Basu, India Today, 1 January 2012
Second Read: How Franzen’s Freedom looks from India, on Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Fourth Estate), in Women’s Voices for Change, 14 July 2011
Down the Hill, on The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy(Hachette India), Outlook, 25 April 2011
On The Naive and Sentimental Novelist by Orhan Pamuk, Mail Today, 13 February 2011 (Page 2 here)
On The Counsel of Strangers by Gauri Dange (Omo Books India), Outlook Magazine, 6 September 2010
On Naked in the Wind by Brinda Charry (Penguin India), Outlook, 3 December 2007
A Jubilantly Reversed outsider’s Voice, on An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma (Viking Penguin India) in The Book Review, Vo. XXIV No. 9, September 2000, p.36-37.
Live to Tell, on The Mansion: Mayyadas ki Marhi by Bhisham Sahni (Harper Collins India) in Indian Review of Books, 16 June-15 July 1998, p. 6-7
Writing a Nation, profile of Israeli writer A.B. Yehoshua, in The Pioneer, 4 March 1998, p. 17.
A Spiritual Journey, on Faith & Fire: a way within by Madhu Tandan (Harper Collins India), in The Indian Express Magazine, 22 June 1997, p. 4.
Time Travel, on The Street Singers of Lucknow by Qurratulain Hyder (Streling Publishers, India), in India Today magazine, 30 November 1996, p. 177.
Painterly Eye, on The Best Short Stories of Flora Annie Steel (9Ed), Saros Cowasjee Indus, in India Today, 15 September 1995
Echoes from the Past, on Fear and Desire: An Anthology of Urdu Stories, Edited by Muhammad Umar Memon (Oxford University Press) in the Indian Review of Books, Oct-Dec 1994, p. 55-57.
Penetrating the Purdah World, on Two Novellas by Ismat Chugtai (Kali for Women, India) in The Indian Express, 15 May 1993.
On Exploring Real India—An Indian Idyll and Other Stories by Ranga Rao, The Hindu, 8 July 1990
On The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
On 7 Secrets of Shiva & 7 Secrets of Vishnu by Devdatt Pattanaik
On The Cypress Tree by Kamin Mohammadi (Bloomsbury Books), in Mail Today, date unknown
This isn’t quite Pamuk’s Istanbul, on Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon (Simon &Schuster), in Mail Today, 28 October 2012.
Obituary on Khushwant Singh
On Absolute Khushwant by Khushwant Singh with Humra Quaraishi (Penguin India), in Mail Today, date unknown.
On Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi
`The Village’ of Lust, Longings and Betrayal in middle India on The Village by Nikita Lalwani (Penguin Viking), in Mail Today, date unknown.
On Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai
On The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
On Two Novellas by Ismat Chughtai
On The Red Tin Roof by Nirmal Verma (Penguin Classic), in Indian Literature, Journal of the Sahitya Academi, New Delhi, date unknown.
On The Myth of Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt (Hamish Hamilton Imprint), Penguin Books, in Mail Today, date unknown.
On Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
Seth’s Operatic Paean to our threatened Planet on The Rivered Earth by Vikram Seth (Hamish Hamilton imprint, Penguin Books), in Mail Today, 25 December 2011.
On Filomena’s Journeys: Portrait of A Marriage, A Family & A Culture by Maria Aurora Couto (Aleph Book Company), in IIC Quarterly Magazine, date unknown.
On An Uncivil Servant by Ravi Sethi and Ashok Lavasa (Rupa Books), in Tehelka magazine, date unknown.
On The Painter by Deepanjana Pal (Random House India), in Mail Today, date unknown.
On When Loss is Gain by Pavan. K. Varma
On The First Naxal by Bappaditya Paul (Sage Publishers, India) in Indian Literature, Journal of the Sahitya Academi, New Delhi, date unknown.
Connotations to Partition, on The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Butalia (Viking Penguin India), in The Indian Express, date unknown.
Intrepid, not Enlightening, on Seven Sisters by Anees Jung (Penguin India) in The Indian Express, date unknown.
Travelling in Time, on The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee (Viking Penguin India), in Indian Review of Books, date unknown, p. 24-25.
Jesting Pilate, on Inspector Matadeen on the Moon: Selected Satires by Hari Shankar Parsai, translated by C.M. Naim (Manas, India) in Telegraph, date unknown.
So much with So Little, on Tara Lane, by Shama Futehally (Ravi Dayal Publishers, India), in The Sunday Times of India Review, p. 6, date unknown.
Better at Simple Tales, on The Art of Dying by Githa Hariharan (Penguin India) in Times of India, date unknown.
Inner Soup, on Inner Space: New Writing by Women from Kerala, Edited by K.M. George et al, (Kali for Women, India), in Times of India, date unknown.
Sad Recall, on Basti by Intezar Hussain, translated by Frances W. Pritchett (Harper Collins) in Times of India, date unknown.
Tribute, on More than a Woman by Ismat Chugtai in Network Magazine, p. 76-77, date unknown.
Of Moving Times, on Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry, (Rupa with Faber) in The Hindu, date unknown.
Profiling a Landscape, on Ladakh Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi (Oxford University Press), in The Book Review, date unknown.
Touch of Philosophy, on Bhaskar Pattelar and other Stories by Paul Zacharia (Manas, affiliated East West Press), in Times of India, date unknown.
Me Bharat, You Rajee, on The Truth (Almost) About Bharat by Kavery Bhatt (Penguin India) in The Sunday Times of India Review, p.7, date unknown.
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