Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup

Shubhangi Swarup’s debut novel is the literature of marvellous excellence, and original imaginative grit. This novel is an experience which you would have never had. When you pick up the book, even with the blurb, you can barely anticipate what this ambitious novel entails. The book just takes a few pages to stand out. Like, … Read more

Estuary by Perumal Murugan, Translated by Nandini Krishnan

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Just after I was done reading ‘One Part Woman’– another novel by Perumal Murugan– I couldn’t shut up about it. Without wasting a minute, I searched the author’s name: Perumal Murugan. One of the articles about the author quoted Murugan, “Perumal Murugan the writer is dead…An ordinary teacher, he will live as P Murugan. Leave … Read more

Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

untouchable book review

“Charat Singh was feeling kind, though he did not relax the grin which symbolized six thousand years of racial and class superiority.”  The book follows a story of an ‘untouchable’ Bakha, who cleans toilets for a living. The profession has been passed onto him through generations. As the book is set in the pre-independence era, … Read more

Rahane, Pujara get a lifeline through Ranji Trophy

Rahane Pujara in Ranji Trophy

Rajeev Tyagi | Ground Report | Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, the two veterans of test cricket have not scored runs. The team management has been supporting them for over a year now. With the names like Hanuma Vihari, and Shreyas Iyer waiting to replace them in the test squads, Ranji Trophy has come as … Read more

Indian Women Cricket Team Takes on New Zealand

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Indian Women Cricket Team faced the tough competition of New Zealand in their home ground of John Davies Oval, Queenstown, New Zealand in the only T20I. The series started in an unauspicious manner, as India lost to the kiwis by 18 runs. In the first innings, the Nz posted a total of 155 runs, with … Read more

Indian Men’s U-19 Team Cruises to its Fourth Straight Final, Eighth Overall!

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Indian U-19 men’s team comfortably defeated the Australian team in the second semi-final of the U-19 world cup being held in West Indies. Indian Team comprehensively defeated the strong Australian team by 96 runs and cruised into their eighth final in the biannual event, making it India’s fourth straight final. Batting first, the Indian team … Read more

WI vs Ind: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, How does it work?

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup super league explained

International Cricket Council (ICC) put in place a Super League to determine the qualification for the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup. But, how does super league really work? The twelve full members including one World Cricket League winner i.e. the Netherlands, in this case, will play eight out of twelve teams in a home, and … Read more

Succession review: ‘HOW GOOD CAN YOU BE!’ 

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In the last shot of Succession season two, the camera moves slowly towards Logan Roy, a close-up shot of his face. His son has done something which no one expected, least of all him. The ever-brilliant Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy, shows us his craft of acting when he holds that expression of contempt, … Read more

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

catch 22 book review

Catch-22 is the kind of book that intimidates me. Mainly for two reasons. First, it is a long book. At the same time, it is a luxuriously, extravagant display of English vocabulary. Second, the book is set beyond my cultural understanding. In the middle of World War II. These are the exact kinds of books … Read more

Two Liberals Walk Into a Bar, and Talk about Reservation!

debate of merit and reservation

Recently, the popular writer Ravinder Singh was confronted on social media for his Instagram post criticising the Central Government’s move to reserve seats of OBCs, and EWSs in the All India Medical Colleges. The post was captioned, ‘Tum mask Pehno. Hum merit kill karenge. #reservations’. This statement is pretty convenient for an Upper Caste/Class, Business … Read more