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‘Continuous Surveillance’ by Saima Eman

Where did you place your dining mat? Why does your belly seem so fat? I asked for tomatoes and you brought onions! Look at the way you dress, weird in millions! Where are you going? When would you come? Digested…

Book Review: Living with Tigers by Valmik Thapar

Book Name: Living with Tigers Author’s Name: Valmik Thapar Rating: 4.5/5 Publisher: Aleph About the Author: Valmik Thapar first went to Ranthambhore, in 1976, at the age of twenty-three. He was a city boy, unsure of what lay ahead. When he…

Book Review: Mad Money Journey by Mehrab Irani

Book Name: Mad Money Journey Author’s Name: Mehrab Irani Rating: 4.5/5 Story in a nutshell- The novel opens up with an accident which lands the protagonist, John Pinto in the hospital. He is taken to the hospital by a guy…

Assassins (Book Excerpt) by Mukul Deva

Mukul Deva completed his education from La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Mukul was commissioned in the SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY of the Indian Army in 1981. After retirement, he opened the…

NAW Interview with Mukul Deva

Mukul Deva completed his education from La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Mukul was commissioned in the SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY of the Indian Army in 1981. After retirement, he opened the…

NAW Interview with Ajit Harisinghani

Ajit Harisinghani is a speech therapist by profession. ‘One Life To Ride’ chronicles his motorcycle ride in India. He has travelled overland across the USA, around the world on the hippie-train in the late 70s, and on a motorcycle from Pune…

NAW Interview With Indu Sundaresan

Indu Sundaresan was born and brought up in India, on Air Force bases around the country. Her father, a fighter pilot with the Indian Air Force, was also an avid storyteller—as was his father, Indu’s grandfather. She grew up on…

‘Bhairavi’ by Madhumita Prabhakar

Short Story ID- 15/2015 Dear Diary, I went to school today only by noon because we celebrated Thatha’s Sadabishekam in the morning. I must say, a morning well spent rekindling childhood days with my cousins and eating many, many sweets…

NAW Interview with Salil Desai

                    Salil Desai is an author and film maker based in Pune. The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen is his fourth book and the second one of the Inspector Saralkar Mystery Series.…

NAW Interview with Kirstin Zhang

Kirstin Zhang was raised in Cyprus and Papua New Guinea. Following studies at Keio University, Tokyo, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, she completed a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2005 she…