A Double-Income Family
When Mrs Mehra leaves Delhi she retires in one of ‘the vast new satellite townships on the eastern fringes of the metropolis’.
‘In more ways than one, the rituals of death had reminded me that I was an outsider.’
Gandhi the Londoner
‘On 29 September 1888, an Indian teenager with a mild case of ringworm and a fine head of hair sailed into the Thames Estuary.’ Sam Miller on Ghandi's time in London.
The Ghost in the Kimono
Deep in the dense volume of Delhi’s history Raghu Kardad investigates ‘the remarkable, untold story of the Japanese in the Old Fort’.
‘Selecting the right kind of a tomato was crucial for the scam to work.’
The Wrong Square
‘Something as fundamental to intelligence as counting was eluding him.’
Three Prose Poems
‘And the evening wind from over the sea makes that threadbare self billow like a tattered sail, all that resisted it now become the air on which it rises.’
Five Things Right Now: Kelly Link
Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble shares five links to what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
‘Oh, nothing, nothing is mine. / I am like the reflections of a gloomy lake / or the echo of voices at the bottom of a blue / well when it has rained.’