A Broken Sun

In the bloody aftermath of the thirteenth day of the Kurukshetra War, the Pandavas and Kauravas look to avenge their losses. In the Pandava army, a grief-stricken Arjuna speaks to his dead son and tries to find solace on the battlefield, even as his brother Yudhishthira tries to keep his family from falling apart. On […]

Why I Killed the Mahatma: Understanding Godse’s Defence

It is common knowledge that Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead in 1948 by a Hindu militant, shortly after India had both gained her independence and lost nearly a quarter of her territory to the new state of Pakistan. Lesser known is assassin Nathuram Godse’s motive. Until now, no publication has dealt with this question, except […]

Speaking Truth to Power

In a parliamentary democracy, citizens wish to hear an articulate voice of an articulate Opposition that can offer reasoned criticism of the government and suggest alternative policy solutions to the challenges faced by the country. In 2017, P. Chidambaram braved misinterpretation, criticism, and abuse to emerge as that voice. From the reckless adventure of demonetisation […]

Yamraj Number 5003

What happens when a clone of Yamraj, the Lord of Death, gets emotional and upsets the power structure in Devlok, the realm of Gods? Yamraj Number 5003 is the story of one of the thousands of cloned Yamrajs in Mrityuloka. The Yamrajs are supposed to carry out their duties like robots, but by some fluke […]

Keepers of the Kalachakra

Keepers of the Kalachakra is a historical cum mythological cum science-fiction thriller which revolves around an ancient concept in Vajrayana Buddhism – the Kalachakra. Kalachakra which forms the basis of this story essentially means wheels of time or “time-cycles”. Vijay Sundaram is a research scientist who is hired by a discreet organization called Milesian Labs […]

And Still, My Heart Beats

And Still, My Heart Beats is Sourabh Suman’s debut novel which tells the story of two teenage sweethearts – Rehan and Anya. It aspires to be a cute teenage love story and succeeds to a very large extent.The story arc is pretty generic. Boy meets girl at school and it is love at first sight […]

Dikshit never wanted to be in politics

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit never wanted to be in politics. This revelation was in her autobiography Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life, published by Bloomsbury India. The memoir documents how a girl who loved cycling along the tree-lined avenues of a brand new Lutyens’ Delhi, five decades later, went on to govern, and transform, Delhi as […]