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The infinite grace of O V Vijayan
I wish to escape nothing, Ravi answered from within his silence, I want to be the sand of the desert, each grain of sand; I want to be the lake, each minute droplet. I want to be the laya, the......
The lion in winter
Rajeev Srinivasan's interview with O V Vijayan, the great Indian writer who passed into the ages on Wednesday, was published in rediff.com in 1998. We reproduce that interview as a tribute to an......
An Alsatian roams free...
Just as Vaikom Mohammad Basheer's grandfather had an elephant, my great uncle -- on my father's side, twice removed -- had a dog. It was a German Shepherd, or as the Mallus like to call it, an......
Borrowed words and pronunciation
I was travelling by train in South India recently, and the others around all happened to be Hindi speakers. One of them sang Hindi film songs quite well. He sang old songs that I recognised and......
Moplah Rebellion, Part II: Hindus killed in Kerala
The reported facts about the incident in Maraad, Kozhikode, Kerala, are as follows. A group of Hindu fishermen sitting on the beach near a temple is attacked suddenly, without provocation or......
'Sex is beautiful only when it's hinted at'
'It took a 75-year-old director to teach the reformist set of Facebook users that Evil is not an aberration, but something that resides in the most regular seeming of human beings,' says Sreehari......
First Look: Mammootty in Basheer's Balyakalasakhi
Mammootty is doing a double role in Balyakalasakhi, the movie adaptation of legendary writer Vaikom Mohammed Basheer’s novel of the same name. He plays Majeed and also his father. The film is......
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