Some of the Best Women in Literature

The whole world celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March.  It is the day when every man and every business is respectful to women and then go on to buy and sell used displaying cleavages. I think we all can do a bit better than this … if we try. But, be that as it … Continue reading Some of the Best Women in Literature

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(Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks

I must have been 16 or 17 when I had this conversation. I had gotten my first mobile phone some months before. A friend sent a text, and after we were done with the pleasantries, he asked, ‘Are you secular?’ The question hung in the air for a while. He knew I hated politics, never … Continue reading (Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks

Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

“There are moments, Hasan, when I like to think that the stars are bullet-holes. For every bullet shot by an oppressor there springs to life a star, with so great a radiance that it can never be put out, it can never be imprisoned. But if that really were true, the last three months in … Continue reading Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’