Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Sunbeams
The Masters’ Gallery introduces selected art works of famous artists and a brief explanation on the context of the work.
Walter Benjamin, Or How the Essay Should Be
Atharva Pandit studies Walter Benjamin’s art of essay
Being Marxist, Being Santiago
Sabah Carrim chats with Santiago, a political refugee from Chile
I suppose a certain kind of Calcutta novel can be written. By a certain kind of Southern Avenue Calcuttan such as me. These are read…
An Ambiguous Weekend
Richard’s clay sculptures could say a great deal about him. Luckily, he did not sculpt very often. He spent most of his time bagging groceries…
Pushpa did not know about the Gospels. In fact, she barely knew anything about Jesus. But she would have appreciated one of his teachings—to be…
A Trip through Indian Classical
Goirick Brahmachari’s poems on the theme Indian Classical
1989 School Yard Shooting
The voices spoke when he was alone,
instructing him to carve words with a pocketknife
to the side of an assault rifle.
Windy shore, speckled seagulls,
a black-haired girl with azure eyes, climbing on rocks,
the gray-haired father’s pale hands wiping her mouth.
The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.