FLIGHTS: Booking and the Book

What is FLIGHTS but an assortment of sorts-- a foray into the gap, the void between literary genres? Sudip Bhattacharya attempts to unfurl the myriad folds that make Olga Tokarczuk's book a uniquely delightful read.   Flights first gives you the impression of a cheaply printed travelogue. The covers are thin and brittle and the... Continue Reading →

Peeping through the veil- Chughtai meets Manto

   Manto, while drunk, used to tease his friend Ismat "Tu ek ladki, main ek ladka. Chal aab shuru ho ja." Ismat would not talk to him for months after such incidents.  I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Ismat Chughtai. I wasn’t myself not so long ago, I came across her in... Continue Reading →

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