9 Must-Read Novels On Kashmir

This list of novels on Kashmir includes works by authors who have realistically portrayed the current condition of Kashmir and its inhabitants.

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Why I Reread

Why I Reread

In this essay, Snigdha tells us how rereading books gives her joy, and helps her find solace and stability in a constantly changing world.


In this excerpt from ‘Hijab’, the protagonist questions the value of authentic news and how it can get distorted in this era of social media.

The Power Of Women’s Testimonies In Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

How Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ moved beyond the individual’s narrative and opted for strength gained in numbers through women’s testimonies.

Are We Really What We Read?

Arjun discusses how having preconceived notions about what we read while growing up can be harmful, and how his parents helped him move beyond these labels.

Margaret Atwood And The Rise Of The Feminist Dystopia

Margaret Atwood did not launch the feminist dystopia genre. But by writing its most visible work, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, she helped popularise the genre.

Cosy Christmas Reads: ‘Letters From Father Christmas’ By J.R.R. Tolkien

Nirbhay explores Tolkien’s wonderful santaverse through a series of letters and illustrations, collected in ‘Letters From Father Christmas’.

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