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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manjula Padmanabhan

Articles by Manjula Padmanabhan

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May 12, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

(I nearly always write at night) (if you stick around and read between all the brackets that will appear in...

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Apr 28, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

Last week, friends called to say I'd been interviewed in the March 5th Sunday Hindustan Times JUST A MINUTE...

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Apr 21, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

A new washing machine? Salesmen kept offering Rs 26,000 computerised models which would cook dinner and surf...

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Apr 14, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

"Nude Ellie" has competition. My current favourite alternative name is "Delhirium", followed closely by...

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Apr 07, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

So ... have the capital city's street-side manners actually improved? Or is it just that our security systems...

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Mar 31, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

If ever I need a pet, I'll draw myself a virtual cat that'll purr in MIDI stereo and die only when I tell it...

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Mar 24, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

Sometimes I wrote "Nude Ellie" in place of 'location'. The smarter ones amongst my anonymous suitors would...

Bird Fall

Bird Fall

Sep 29, 2005 Manjula Padmanabhan

Last year, baby-bird season stretched from late May till mid-July. This year the focus of attention was a...

Memories Of Mom

Memories Of Mom

Jul 04, 2005 Manjula Padmanabhan

Brings home the unfairness that keeps Indian writers from getting the acclaim they deserve if they write...

No Storm, Just a Lall

No Storm, Just a Lall

Jan 24, 2005 Manjula Padmanabhan

Despite being a well-written book with an interesting story to tell, by the third quarter of it, I found...

Gender Blunders

Gender Blunders

Oct 25, 2004 Manjula Padmanabhan

This lavishly illustrated book is too informal and imprecise to do more than skim the surface.

Middle-Class Indiana

Middle-Class Indiana

Sep 06, 2004 Manjula Padmanabhan

It is such a relief, and these days such a rare treat, to read a well-written book. The ideas and plot flow...

Cast Of Caricatures

Cast Of Caricatures

Jul 12, 2004 Manjula Padmanabhan

It is easy to suspect that the cartoonist is only playing with his readers, using caricatures instead of...

Heady Scents

Heady Scents

May 24, 2004 Manjula Padmanabhan

Smart and engaging, these stories define the craft of short fiction.

Odd Accents

Odd Accents

Feb 17, 2003 Manjula Padmanabhan

Part II of this novel is so superior to Part I that I would prefer to think of it as a separate narrative...

In Residence

In Residence

Jun 17, 2002 Manjula Padmanabhan

Friends Colony and its contrasts.

Flutter Bye-Bye

Flutter Bye-Bye

Jun 10, 2002 Manjula Padmanabhan

The author's idealism and vivid imagination do not make up for the horror-comics feel.

Such A Fine Journey

Such A Fine Journey

May 20, 2002 Manjula Padmanabhan

Skilful tale, compassionately told, but marred by a few oblique biases

Fluffy Word-Cakes

Fluffy Word-Cakes

Feb 04, 2002 Manjula Padmanabhan

Gour's self-consciousness only makes the flaws in her own writing less excusable.

Cloying Homilies

Cloying Homilies

Dec 24, 2001 Manjula Padmanabhan

Requires no mental effort to understand and has no distracting literary qualities.