Category Archives: Unsatisfactory

Chemmeen- Lost in Translation

There is not much to write about Thakazhi SivasankaraPillai‚Äôs Chemmeen, written in 1956 and translated by Anita Nair in 2011. The original novel written in Malyalam was a widely acclaimed classic, but the translated version was childish and silly. Undeveloped … Continue reading

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I missed the love- India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century

A few months ago, while placing a phone call from the United States to my mother in India, I became an involuntary participant to another phone call, taking place in Lahore, Pakistan. The call was between a man and a … Continue reading

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Of Promises and Disappointments: The House on Carnaval Street

It is unfortunate that a promising book turns out to be a tacky read within just the first 10 pages. An encouraging title, a quirky front cover, and an enticing summary that hinted at a charming travelogue-memoir-esque tale led me … Continue reading

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