books and arts

~ A Toy Story in south India – Channapatna’s wooden toys face an uncertain future
– Atlas Obscura, May 24, 2017

~ The vanishing stepwells of India – review of Victoria Lautman’s book
– South China Morning Post, March 28, 2017

~ Into the deep – interview with Victoria Lautman on her journey of discovery of Indian stepwells
– Harper’s Bazaar, March 2017

~ The adventures of Mark Twain – in which Sam Clemens turns into Mark Twain
– Mint Lounge, August 19, 2016

~ Tunesmiths of Thanjavur – the veena makers of Thanjavur are fighting a battle to survive
– Jet Wings (Jet Airways), April 2016

~ Once upon a time – Fairytale Copenhagen with Hans Christian Andersen
– Economic Times, August 30, 2015

~ Of poets and pints – On the footsteps of great poets and writers in Dublin
– Jet Wings International, July 2015

~ A guide to literary Dublin – A bibliophile’s guide to this UNESCO city of literature
– Conde Nast Traveller, March 17, 2015

~ He tweeted the Mahabharata – Q & A with Chindu Sreedharan, who retold the Mahabharata as a series of tweets
– South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015

~ Opera for change – The changing face of opera
– The Hindu, March 31, 2013

~ A moveable commune – A tribute to George Whitman and his Shakespeare & Company bookshop
– The Hindu, December 02, 2012

~ Murder, they wrote – Harking back to the days of cozy murder mysteries
– The Hindu, October 07, 2012

~ Colours of the rainbow – On the lovely Anokhi Museum in Jaipur
– The Economist (Prospero), November 2012

~ Edward Lear celebrates his 200th birthday – Edward Lear turns 200
– Christian Science Monitor, July 06, 2012

~ Sketches from the past – The evolution of Indian comics, from Indrajal comics and Amar Chitra Katha for kids to sophisticated graphic novels
– South China Morning Post, March 2011

~ The Gauls must be crazy – Celebrating 50 years of Asterix and the indomitable Gauls
– Sunday Midday, October 25, 2009