Category: short story

  • Book review: Collected Stories, Hanif Kureishi

    Collected StoriesHanif KureishiFaber & Faber, Rs 850, 671 pages(Published in the Business Standard, July 13, 2010) For a generation of Americans, John Updike was the writer they came of age with, and then followed into the plains and plateaus of middle age. Hanif Kureishi, for a certain generation of British Asians, has become their Updike, […]

  • The BS Column: The return of the short story

    (Published in the Business Standard, August 04, 2009)“For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.” Hemingway’s finest short story was written for a $10 bet, has never been bettered and hints at an entire universe of love, loss and grief in its three two-word sentences. Most short stories occupy a more generous compass, but as with the […]