Long-form writing

Here are direct links to some of the longer opinion pieces/reportage I have done for various publications:

Form and content, story and storytelling - a collection of general thoughts on cinema, in my Yahoo column

Author, auteur, rationalist, fabulist – an essay on Satyajit Ray for Cityscapes magazine

A 12,000-word interview-profile of director Dibakar Banerjee for The Caravan

Monsters I have known – an essay about my horror-movie love for The Popcorn Essayists: What Movies do to Writers

An essay on NFDC’s “Cinemas of India” DVDs, including Govind Nihalani's Party and Sudhir Mishra's Dharavi (an expanded piece about Party is here)

Epic fictions - on the Mahabharata, and its many retellings and "perspective tellings" (for many other posts on the Mahabharata, do a search on the blog)

Creative heads and delivery boys - the many faces of the Indian comics industry

Notes on book-to-film adaptations - one of my favourite subjects (the post has links to other related posts)

Swearing in Swahili, living in Canada, rediscovering India – a profile of the writer M G Vassanji

My Forbes Life column on books about true crime

Glimpses of a cinematic heritage - an essay about Nemai Ghosh's photographs, for a Delhi Art Gallery catalogue

Katherine Boo and Behind the Beautiful Forevers - a review-cum-interview centred on a very unusual narrative non-fiction book about a Mumbai slum

A long conversation with the actor Naseeruddin Shah
 

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