when I started reading Rhythms of Darkness by Anjana Basu it seemed it would follow the life of a politician who has come into power recently but it did not. However, it did more, showed me how Maoism thrives in the Realpolitik. See review here.
Tags: Anjana Basu, Bengal, Calcutta, Maoism, Rhythms of Darkness
I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in Summer 2011 and put up pictures on Facebook. See this. A few weeks back Tisha Srivastav asked for the pictures and a write up and placed them on Yahoo! India. The story was a lead story for a while.
Tags: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland
Jeet Thayil is a famous poet and now he has a new book of fiction to his credit. There are a number of books on Bombay, or its underside, but I have never heard a voice like his expose the city. Read the review of Narcopolis here.
Tags: Bombay, Indian poet, Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis