Published writings/interviews


My Link Tree


Interview with Platform Magazine on my debut novel, Victory Colony, 1950


Edible Gardens Lost and Gained (Longform personal essay; A Matter of Taste, Koffler Arts)

Excerpt — Till the River Runs Dry (Memoir, Setu)

Biryani Tales and Life Lessons from Kerala (Review essay, The Wire)

Back on the Bus: The world of a daily passenger (Personal essay, Sunday Eye, Indian Express)

What Manto’s ‘Das Rupay’ Tells Us About Sexual Violence Against Girls Today (Review essay, The Wire)

A People Ravaged: Peeling off the Many Layers of Partition Trauma (Book review, The Wire)

Love and the Turning Seasons – India’s Poetry of Spiritual & Erotic Longing (Book review, Kitaab)

Wet Radio and other poems (Book review, Kitaab)

Rooting in Snow (Personal essay, Cargo Literary Magazine)

House of Song (Book review, Cafe Dissensus)

The Restless Brilliance of Hassan Blasim (Author profile/Book review, Kitaab)

On Durga’s Migrant Trails (Personal essay, Cafe Dissensus Everyday)

Satirical Films Have a Lot to Say About India’s ‘Baba’ Culture (Essay, The Wire)

‘The Historian’s Daughter’ (Book review, Cafe Dissensus)

Bangladesh Now, Through the Lens of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Film review, The Wire)

‘How I Became a Tree’ (Book review, Cafe Dissensus Everyday)

Thwarted Escape review (Book review, Cafe Dissensus Everyday)

London re-lived: The precise affections of a sometimes-lover (Personal travel essay, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing)

In the Heart of the Monster — Eight Days in Mexico City — I (Travelogue, Cafe Dissensus)

In the Heart of the Monster — Eight Days in Mexico City — II (Travelogue, Cafe Dissensus)

Balancing Yin and Yang in Coyoacan (Personal essay, Cafe Dissensus Everyday)

Guest editorial, The Everyday and Other Tagore (Cafe Dissensus)

Parama Park Street (Translation, The Sunflower Collective)

Review of Rivers Run Back (Book review, Cafe Dissensus)

When I had the Plague (Humour essay, Anti Serious)

Patch of sky for hopes to fly (Review essay, DNA)

Between the Map and the Memory (Book Review, Cafe Dissensus)

Marrying the Road (Essay/Book Review, DNA)

The ocean of consciousness (Essay, DNA)

Remembering Kabir amid elections (Essay, DNA)

The Curse of the Missing (Column, Cafe Dissensus)

The fabled crop of winter (Essay, DNA)

Two Weeks in Delhi (Personal essay)

Flickering embers in verse  (Essay)

Secrets and memories (Book review)

When the political is personal and the past, continuous (Book review)

Alice Munro: Marathons in Sprint (Tribute essay)

Where a line is a circle: Toronto (Personal essay)

Shakti’s Singing  (Translated memoir)

Where There is A Will (Play review)

Martyrs, Marigolds and Mayhem (Book review)

Inside the World of Tagore’s Music (Book review)

Love in Hyderabad (Personal essay)

Freedom in Tagore’s Plays (Feature article)


Singing in Dark Times: A Manual For Encoding Dissent (Poem, The Maynard)

Behenji (Poem, Stonecoast Review)

Sunset and Moonrise in Kumaon; Nocturne 3 (two poems in Five2One)

Asavari (Poem, Open Road Review)

Fall (Poem ~ Words, Pauses, Noises)

Thirsty (Poem, Open Road Review)

Living Abroad is Making Do and Make Believe (Poem ~ Words, Pauses, Noises)

Winter Outside a Grocery Store (Two Cities Review)

The Cities (P 83-84) [Poem]


Cutting Through Mountains to Build a Statue (The Wire)

Who is Abani, at whose house, and why is he even there? (Parabaas)

Nirmala Boudi and the Bureaucracy (Humanities Underground)

Aranyalipi (Muse India)

The Kitchen (Humanities Underground)

At Ramkinkar’s House with Shakti (Parabaas)

New Doll (Parabaas)


The Bulldozer (Short Story, Warscapes)

Snow and Coffee (Short story, Stealing Time)

The Crater Doesn’t Move (Short Fiction, Open Road Review)

The Gift (Short story)


Interview with Jerry WaxlerPart 1, Part 2

Interview in Leicester Review of Books (Interview)