Literary Fiction

  • Reading Mohsin Hamid; Slumdog Millionaire meets The White Tiger? April 17, 2013

    Mohsin Hamid is a gifted writer and a wonderful story-teller, so it is totally to his credit that his latest novel "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" is gripping. In fact, it left me wanting to finish the book, and I did so in one sitting or two....
  • When cricket became a saviour in Afghanistan May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Cricket has not caught on to any major extent in Afghanistan even 11 years after the Taliban was pushed out of Kabul in 2001. The sports-shy Afghans are still too battle-scarred to laugh their angst away on the pitch. However, literary fiction explores unimaginable possibilities for peace in Afghanistan...
  • 'In the orchard...' a story of beauty, love and pain April 24, 2012

    Every once in a while, we hear about a man who has returned from a far flung jail after decades to find that his family has moved on, his wife has remarried or died, his children do not recognise him, there’s nobody waiting for him. There is a soundbyte and...