A Few Favourites

What I’m Reading

Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir – Farah Bashir (Fourth Estate, HarperCollins), May

A gorgeous memoir from a powerful new writer: ground-breaking testimony from a woman growing up in Kashmir.

A Red-Necked Green BirdAmbai (Simon and Schuster), March 

From Bulleh Shah to the anti-Sikh riots, this seventh collection of short stories from renowned Tamil writer CS Lakshmi is compelling reading.

What I’m Viewing

The New Yorker’s Video Series:

From ‘The Fried-Chicken King of Harlem’ to ‘The Cyclist’, set in Cuba, these short, vivid clips are full of quirky information and insight.

Cats of Brutalism:

This Instagram account poses fabulous cats sprawled over Brutalist buildings—highly recommended comfort browsing.

Cats of Brutalism: Instagram Account

What I’m Listening To

The Browned Off Podcast:

Bloomsbury editor Faiza Sultan Khan and writer Moni Mohsin keep me company as they discuss the need for diversity in the arts.

Shashaa Tirupati and Keba Jeremiah: Un Tholil Naan Saaya

The Humma Humma girl (also famous down south for music in OK Kanmani, among other tracks), has released a new single, featuring Keba Jeremiah. Soulful and soothing tunes for the times.

More recommendations from our team

Rajni George

Rajni George is an editor and writer at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre. She has worked at Penguin Random House, Granta and The Caravan. Her work has been published in The New Internationalist, The New York Times, and Mint Lounge.

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