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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    1. Thanks. That's because bloody Blogger deactivated all the links that end with "blogspot.in" and retained only the "blogspot.com" URL. I'll change them. Meanwhile you can always replace "in" with "com" to get the correct link.