A poem about knowing someone for a long time.
Richard Avedon, Truman Capote and the Brutality of Photography
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realising that he would one day be photographed …
Fraying Fragments of Friendship
The poet writes about the moment when one realises a friendship is falling apart, and the hesitation of confrontation and the ache of betrayal that comes with it.
Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Best of Friends’ Is an Affecting Novel of Friendship, Power and Ethics
'Best of Friends', the latest novel from Women’s Prize-winner Kamila Shamsie, explores complexities of power and ethics within an enduring female friendship.
A Rekindled Friendship as Therapy
The way he told me that I was not alone in my mental health journey made me feel visible and heard amidst a volley of texts which had simply …
What Is Home?
A poem on realising that I am my own home.
‘Gehraiyaan’ is an Inconsistent Attempt at Capturing the Messiness of Modern Relationships
Shakun Batra's previous venture 'Kapoor and Sons' depicted complex human relationships with dexterity. His latest film fails to conjure a repeat of the same.
Orchard of Life
A poem which draws a contrast between the ideas of permanence and neediness.
Review: ‘Gehraiyaan’ Is About Friends, Relationships and Secrets
Shakun Batra’s 'Gehraiyaan' is a drama that, unlike its protagonists, is comfortable in its own skin. It moves along smoothly but fumbles towards the end.
Extract | 26/11 and Loss: A Guide on Taking Life One Day at a Time
Kia Scherr, who lost her husband and daughter in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, is out with a book on dealing with loss and finding forgiveness.