kishwardesai The Indian Express Group
Thursday 3 January '13Gangrape speaks of the deep pathologies in the way young men are socialised. We should look within
Friday 12 October '12The success of 'English Vinglish'' might lead to more films with older women in the lead role
Thursday19 July '12Rajesh Khanna could light up a room
Saturday19 February '11Orhan Pamuk''s masterclass on the art and craft of the novel.
Saturday2 October '10A beautiful young thing in Pakistan sinks her well-groomed talons into the issue of honour killings
Saturday27 February '10Very few crime novels have been written in English in India, but it is a relief to know that the genre has been thriving in other languages.
Saturday23 January '10This is probably one of the more difficult stories to write that of a powerful, but aging monarch, and her trusted, but often manipulative, khidmatgar.
Sunday12 April '09An Indian son''s search for his Pakistani father and his Muslim legacy
Sunday11 January '09Qurratulain Hyder''s jilted begum, eccentric spinsters and even a time machine
Sunday14 December '08After 26/11, these Partition stories have an even more anguished resonance n kishwar desai
Sunday6 July '08From the turbulence of Partition, through the creation of Bangladesh to the cynicism of today
Saturday31 May '08In the superbly sensitive portrayal of a homosexual relationship in Brokeback Mountain...
Saturday10 May '08The biggest shock I got at Shobhaa De''s book launch was not about her sympathy for Raj Thackeray, nor her somewhat insular Delhi-bashing...
Sunday4 May '08How Roberto Rossellini stirred up a storm in India
Sunday6 April '08A painfully honest memoir on Punjabi immigrants
Wednesday26 March '08While the stamp commemorating the gorgeous Madhubala comes not a day too soon, why is it that the government forgot another...
Thursday6 March '08It''s the chemistry, not the history, stupid! Jodhaa Akbar is not a historical film, it''s a romantic period film...
Sunday17 February '08Kamala Markandaya''s posthumously published novel brings alive a 1980s Bombay with its lust, greed and idealism
Wednesday13 February '08In true Bollywood style Farah Khan gave birth to triplets this week and no doubt has already written the script around them.
Sunday20 January '08Manil Suri explores the obsession with the male child with a gentle but mathematical thoroughness and some luminous writing
Monday3 December '07The problem with biographies is that no one likes to write the truth. The even bigger problem is that no one can quite remember it.
Sunday16 September '07Chughtai''s take on Guru Dutt''s life is brilliant
Sunday2 September '07A scholarly book explains how Partition''s repercussions still trouble India and Pakistan
Sunday29 July '07Tabish Khair''s novel ambitiously uses cinema to revisit the effects of Partition. But is it too choreographed?
Monday5 March '07The trouble began, when in keeping with her family traditions, Sunali had her nose pierced with a gold nose stud, in 2004, after she had just turned 15