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Shoma Chaudhury

Articles by Shoma Chaudhury

V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs

V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs

Aug 16, 2018 Shoma Chaudhury ON V.S. Naipaul

The writer and the man were ­inextricably intertwined. Both not made for the faint-hearted.

'Inexpressibly Dismayed'

'Inexpressibly Dismayed'

Nov 27, 2013 Shoma Chaudhury

'Despite my immediate and assertive actions in support of you, I stand wrongly defaced and accused of having...

Soaporifically Inclined

Soaporifically Inclined

Apr 01, 2002 Shoma Chaudhury

A desi equivalent of an American soap or an Asian-American Mills & Boon?

Alone With Solitude

Alone With Solitude

Mar 27, 2000 Shoma Chaudhury ON Nirmal Verma

The Jnanpith award can do little to upset the silent, internal spaces for Nirmal Verma

Mirror Has Two Faces

Mirror Has Two Faces

Mar 20, 2000 Shoma Chaudhury

Proof of a maturing oeuvre

Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa

Jan 17, 2000 Shoma Chaudhury INTERVIEWS Bapsi Sidhwa

The Parsi author on Earth, the film adaptation of her book Ice-Candy Man

Missing A Small Beat

Missing A Small Beat

Jan 17, 2000 Shoma Chaudhury

A delicate, subtle debut that belies the hype which heralded it

Shrouds Of Shame

Shrouds Of Shame

Dec 13, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

Despite a worldwide ban on chiru hunting, shahtoosh shawls made from its wool continue to be a craze with...

Blooming Business

Blooming Business

Nov 22, 1999 Vatsala Kamat

As hybrid orchid farms mushroom all across the country, the demand for, and profits from, this rare flower...

"Free Sexuality From Reproduction"

Nov 15, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury INTERVIEWS Sudhir Kakar

Acclaimed psychoanalyst and writer Sudhir Kakar talks to Shoma Chaudhury about the ambivalences and...

Divining The Devi

Divining The Devi

Nov 01, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

In reaction to the razzmatazz of recent years, a new traditionalist mood sets in over Durga Puja

No Fire In This Earth

No Fire In This Earth

Oct 11, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

It's come trailing clouds of hype, but Deepa Mehta's film 'Earth' fails to strike a raw chord

Who Cares For Moby Dick?

Who Cares For Moby Dick?

Oct 04, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

As the world moves towards saving them, in India there is an upsurge in whale shark hunting

"I'm Not A Dirty Old Man"

Oct 04, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury INTERVIEWS Khushwant Singh

Singh fends off questions about his sex life

Royal Regalia

Royal Regalia

Sep 27, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

With a keen eye for detail, designer Ritu Kumar traces the fascinating history of Indian textiles in her book...

Cry, Beloved Country

Cry, Beloved Country

Sep 20, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

A powerful debut on Partition and two women's struggle for love

Fire In Her Belly

Fire In Her Belly

Sep 06, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury ON Qurratulain Hyder

Two English translations bring Qurratulain Hyder, the legendary Urdu writer, into focus

Sushi, Masala Soaked

Sushi, Masala Soaked

Aug 16, 1999 Shoma Chaudhury

In workaholic, stress-ridden Japan, Indian films take on the unlikely role of a spiritual balm