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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manjula Padmanabhan

Articles by Manjula Padmanabhan

Black Treacle

Black Treacle

Jun 15, 2009 Manjula Padmanabhan

A stunning debut collection. Each of these stories is guaranteed to raise a sweat, a goose-pimple or at the...

Night Light

Night Light

Mar 23, 2009 Manjula Padmanabhan

An exceptionally well-written and sensibly argued book about that most insubstantial of human experiences

Central Lighting

Central Lighting

Mar 02, 2009 Manjula Padmanabhan

A lively flame of black humour reinvents the familiar Indian domestic farce, adding depth and pathos

Bookscape

Bookscape

Dec 29, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

These are a few of the books which—for me, at any rate—never fail to tickle the chuckle bone

Plain Jane Tale

Plain Jane Tale

Aug 11, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

The plot is tedious, the dialogue gauche, the characters unconvincing

Candy Gloss

Candy Gloss

Jun 23, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

For the kind of reader who believes the right shampoo can save the world, this is the perfect book.

Bleached House Cat

Bleached House Cat

May 05, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

An unsuccesful foray on breezy-absurd territory where anything goes. You can't even take the author to court.

In Which Saeed Mirza Gives It Those Ones

In Which Saeed Mirza Gives It Those Ones

Mar 03, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

These halloas from an itinerant seeker call us to paths leading nowhere

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Jan 23, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

Low temperatures, fog and migratory visitors -- that's what winter in Delhi means for me

Downside Up!

Downside Up!

Dec 24, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

Like the best of authors, Kesavan peels the layers of our tired old world and reinvents it afresh

Frown Jewels

Frown Jewels

Oct 01, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

This thoroughly entertaining and informative book reminds us of the jewel we snatched from the British crown:...

Exotic Toxins

Exotic Toxins

Sep 10, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

Indians and Americans come together in these fables for our times that present both cultures as equally...

Hot Chills

Hot Chills

Jun 18, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

Smart, chic and deadly: the incomparable Modesty Blaise. But the edition isn't perfect.

Pass The Rice Gruel

Pass The Rice Gruel

Jun 04, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

Perhaps the book was intended to be subversive and heretical but the prose style renders the narrative as a...

Small Town, Big Heart

Small Town, Big Heart

Mar 26, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

The book is about the adrenaline rush of humdrum survival eked out within the casually chaotic,...

Escape From CP

Escape From CP

Mar 20, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

Connaught Place has become so decrepit it should be declared an art installation. Walking around was a...

Gorgondola Any Day

Gorgondola Any Day

Feb 19, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

No doubt the several translators have performed a heroic task, but the results are disappointing.

Of Fact And Fictoid

Of Fact And Fictoid

Jan 22, 2007 Manjula Padmanabhan

In which the reviewer imitates the book's technique, avoiding straightforward prose for "something more...

Homebody

Homebody

Jun 02, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

One of the primary differences between being a recluse at home versus a recluse in someone else's home is...

Homebody

Homebody

May 19, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

For a professional recluse like me, being immersed in a sea of anonymity is like walking into a cocktail...