They Are Not Exactly Comics

They are political books. Just that everything isn’t merely spelt out, it’s also sketched. And as Indian graphic novels get more and more ambitious, they’re busy re-imagining history, Ambedkar, The Emergency, Jurassic Hyderabad and a lot more.

Being Adnan Sami’s Neighbour

The sounds began even before he moved into my next door flat. And for years they changed tune according to the state of the singer’s career and marriage. And then it all went abruptly silent.

Portrait of a Young Actor

Rajat Barmecha had no producer papa and hadn’t attended a single acting class. Yet the 19-year-old, who auditioned for a bit part, landed the lead role in Udaan and found himself in front of a standing ovation at Cannes.

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