Three stories from my reporting—not all of them strictly outtakes—and an invitation to a talk: I spent some time last week talking over the phone to Indian seafarers: men and women who get contracted to sail on cargo ships. The second wave of the pandemic has made life miserable…
It’s a funny thing, but when you grow fascinated with an idea, you hear its echoes everywhere. For four years, while I wrote my book about J. B. S. Hal…
Samanth Subramanian
I’ve been reading Brian Dillon’s “Suppose A Sentence” and wondering why we write the way we write. In 27 essays, Dillon vivisects 27 sentences, beginni…
Samanth Subramanian
In the Guardian Long Read last week, I wrote about a skirmish at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, between the club’s longtime members and its new owner, …
Samanth Subramanian
In a multi-storied issue a few months ago, I ventured that perhaps one purpose of this newsletter might be to send you some of my older writing that is…
Samanth Subramanian
In December, for an end-of-year package put together by Rest of World, I wrote about a woman who was raped and killed in the fields in Hathras, a distr…
Samanth Subramanian
Earlier this year, an editor from Granta asked if I could contribute to their Winter 2020 issue, titled “Second Nature.” She knew what she wanted: a pi…
Samanth Subramanian
I am sure I am not alone in having wondered again and again over the past decade, over the tenures of various governments in India, the UK and the US: …
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