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March 8, 2014

Rise of the Female Superhero

The divine feminine: the cosmic energy worshipped in many cultures has come full circle, with the rise of a brave new breed of female superheroes, who have burst on the scene fully formed. Take Ruby Iyer – one Monday morning, en route her place of work in Bombay city, she […]
March 1, 2014

Eyeball Heroin(e)? Hell, yes! This is how I write.

“Do you write on cocaine?” asked a fellow attendee in my writer’s group. He was referring to an early episode of The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: when I first started writing the book as a serialised story. I had just read one of these stories to the group. He did not […]
February 17, 2014

How India’s first Crowdsourced Library launched

Thanks to Mr. Crowdsourced Library (CSL) — or  @PeculiarBlend or the Owl Hynpotiser as he refers to himself on twitter — India now has its very first Crowd Sourced Library, for books. A modern day take of that wonderful concept: the local neighbourhood circulating library, where one would spend many an […]
February 8, 2014

Living on a Prayer

In the early weeks of the last month of 2013—when the cold had just begun to seep into the walls of the room, on the lower ground floor of the hundred-year-old Georgian building in London, where I now sleep most nights—I opened my eyes. A sense of something having shifted […]
January 18, 2014

I was felt up by a teenager

He was about fifteen, perhaps: the makings of a thin moustache struggling to push itself up through the layers of the skin on his upper-lip. I caught a flash of his hand, the colour of mud, before it retreated: slithering back, under the cover of the airline blanket. He continued, […]