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NAW Interview with Khushnuma Daruwala

After exciting childhood dreams that vacillated between astronomy, zoo keeping and diving with great white sharks, Khushnuma eventually settled for something a tad tamer-advertising. Six years ago, while on a sabbatical, she rediscovered her love for writing something more than…

Book Review: Politic Shock by Meghnad Desai

Book Name: Politicshock: Trump, Modi, Brexit and the Prospect for Liberal Democracy Author: Meghnad Desai Publisher: Rupa Rating: 4.5/5 Book Blurb: Recent events around the world have shaken old certainties. Questions are being asked about the survival of the Liberal Order,…

Book Review: 50 Cups of Coffee by Khushnuma Daruwala

Book Name: 50 Cups of Coffee: The Woes and Throes of Finding Mr Right Author: Khushnuma Daruwala Publisher: Penguin Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: A rip-roaring and charming account of dating in India. Dating is an undeniably daunting task, especially when you…

‘MENU (Side A)’ by Glenn Whalan

Fried chicken cashew nut, She’s hot in a sassy Indian curry salad Sort of way. Fried chicken with oyster sauce Lips parted; Stuff omelet, She’s hungry.   Deep fried pudding fish with curry – (Pouting flesh, lipstick crimson) Fried fish…

50 Cups of Coffee (Book Excerpt) by Khushnuma Daruwala

After exciting childhood dreams that vacillated between astronomy, zoo keeping and diving with great white sharks, Khushnuma eventually settled for something a tad tamer-advertising. Six years ago, while on a sabbatical, she rediscovered her love for writing something more than…