May 24, 2016

Story Boxes: All Quiet in Vikaspuri

Sarnath Banerjee manages to intrigue my attention in the cover itself. “All Quiet in Vikaspuri” in bold red with an illustration showcasing a mass mourning session. That is the front of this graphic fiction published by […]

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January 30, 2014

Story Boxes: Pratheek Thomas & Jasjyot Singh Hans

Writer Pratheek Thomas and illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans, with their personal weapons of choice, combine forces seamlessly in their work in the graphic novel spectra, for one of the upcoming publishing house in this faction […]

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January 27, 2014

Story Boxes: Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Images of people talking to each other in hushed tones about politics and notices in restaurants stating not to talk about politics at all, are just a couple of many such visuals that Vishwajyoti Ghosh observed while growing up […]

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January 21, 2014

Story Boxes: Orijit Sen

When River of Stories was first published in 1994, most bookshops refused to stock it as it didn’t fit into any of the categories that they displayed. “Perhaps they weren’t sure of what to make of the contents either,” […]

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January 20, 2014

Story Boxes: Amruta Patil

“ A young, deeply introverted, asocial and queer woman” is how Amruta Patil has often summed up the protagonist of her debut graphic novel Kari. When Kari released in 2008, it took the country by storm and unsurprisingly, got […]

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January 16, 2014

Story Boxes: Sarnath Banerjee

“You know that strange feeling that life is somewhere else,” says Sarnath Banerjee during a Skype conversation from his home at Berlin, Germany where he now lives with his Pakistani wife. This was in the middle of a conversation about […]

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January 14, 2014

Story Boxes: Rajesh Devraj & Meren Imchen

Left: Meren Imchen, Right: Rajesh Devraj Many reviewers expressed an understandable ambiguity towards the graphic novel Sudershan (Chimpanzee) (2012), for even in the niche groove of Indian graphic novels, it has evaded all conventions. “I’ve always seen the book […]

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January 13, 2014

Story Boxes: Appupen

In 2003, Drawn & Quarterly, world’s leading publisher of graphic novels, released a pamphlet called ‘A Drawn and Quarterly Manifesto’ with an aim to help confused booksellers who did not know which section to store “graphic novels” […]

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