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 Bird – Ambai (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
From ‘The Fried-Chicken King of Harlem’ to ‘The Cyclist’, set in Cuba, these short, vivid clips are full of quirky information and insight.
This Instagram account poses fabulous cats sprawled over Brutalist buildings—highly recommended comfort browsing.
What I’m Listening To
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.