Other Writing

Here are links to a selection of my work:


Reportage:

To be a man - on the nascent network of female-to-male transpeople in India

Lurking in the shadows - on violence against women by stalkers

Many discontents of the Season - on the Margazhi musical extravaganza in Madras

Melodies out of thin air - on a group of professional whistlers

Everything you know about Tamil films is probably wrong

 

Profile/interview:

The chronicler of sleepless nights – profile of Tamil poet Salma

A Hidden Firebrand - profile of Perumal Murugan before the controversy over his novel 

All the right moves - interview with Vishwanathan Anand after he won the World Chess Championship

 

Essay:

The last throw of Velupillai Prabhakaran - on the LTTE and the civil war which decimated them

Jayalalithaa and Sasikala: The Big-Break-Up - on the relationship between Tamil Nadu's only woman CM who saw each of her terms through, and her best-friend-turned-enemy. (This piece was written in early 2012)

The cult and the kitsch - on the almost inexplicable popularity of Indian actor Rajnikanth

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