The other day I met a friend in Lodhi Garden. She remarked on my unkempt hair. I said, “Who cares! I’m a bloody author of four books!” That same evening I went to the Midland bookstore in South Extension-I. Read more
Mathura Road: A man and woman on a bike. An apartment in suburban Vasundhra: A man in the bedroom, a woman in the kitchen. Zebra crossing in Inner Circle, Connaught Place: A man and woman crossing the road. Read more
Please keep this to yourself. The Gandhi-King Plaza is a snug little garden at one corner of the India International Centre (IIC), Delhi’s so-called intellectual hub. Read more
Public parks have always doubled up as private spaces for young romantic couples who, due to various reasons, cannot seek the joys of physical intimacy in any other place. These gardens are now acquiring individual flavours, too.
The rugged landscape of Buddha Jayanti Park is for the adventurous and daring. Lodhi Garden, thanks to its numerous walkers, suits those who prefer safety in crowd. Read more
It’s cool to buy a farm in the south of France and write a book or two. But in the south of Punjab? Pakistani Punjab? Say salam alaikum to Daniyal Mueenuddin.
The new star of Pakistan’s literal scene came visiting the Indian capital early in 2008. He was pampered big time by Random House India, his publishers. And why not? The guy’s fiction has been published not once, not twice, but thrice in The New Yorker magazine. Read more