With an interdisciplinary background spanning entrepreneurship and business, the literary and visual arts, creative writing, philosophy, literary theory and comparative literature, I have worked as an editor at small press journals and e-pubs as well as premier publishing houses. I specialize in literary fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and academic essays. Also an author and artist.
Born to silently warring parents, Amar Hamsa grows up in a crumbling house called the Bungalow, anticipating tragedies and ignominies. True to his dark premonitions, bad luck soon starts cascading into his life. At twenty-six, he decides to narrate his story to an imaginary audience, and skeletons tumble out of every cupboard in the Bungalow. The Blind Lady’s Descendants is an utterly compelli... read more
‘I could not turn back time, I could not give life. All I wanted was to learn what had happened to the Malik sisters.’ The Maliks live a life of relative freedom in 1970s Karachi: four beautiful sisters, Maria, Ayesha, Leila and Beena, are warily watched over by an unconventional mother. Captain Malik is usually away, and so the women forge the rules of their own universe, taking in a few men:... read more
In a city in undivided Punjab, Nathu, a tanner, is bribed to kill a pig. When the animal’s carcass is discovered on the steps of the local mosque the next morning, simmering tensions explode into an orgy of bloodlust. As the carnage ensues, ordinary lives are dramatically upturned: The women of a Sikh village resolve to make the ultimate sacrifice when faced with imminent death at the hands of... read more
A delightful new collection from the master lyricist After the great success of 100 Lyrics, this new volume contains a hundred more of Gulzar’s marvellous compositions, complete with anecdotes and photographs making it a true collector’s item. Gulzar has brought a rare poetic sensibility to popular Hindi film music over a five-decade-long career, and this collection showcases some of his best ... read more
For a guy, attraction is simple,' says Sid. 'It's like a switch. You see a hot girl, you want to have sex with her . . . For a girl, things are more complicated,'- fingertips glued together for a few seconds of emphasis-'looks are just one switch of six, maybe seven. If you can flick all those switches, she will feel a compelling attraction to you. It's evolutionarily hardwired.' Meet Siddhart... read more
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