Dear Agent, With one week to go for the Noir Literature Festival 2017, we want to make sure our agents are equipped with the latest intelligence we can provide. The mission goes by the code name #NoirLitFest and is set to commence at 1700 hrs on January 27th, 2017 at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi. … Continue reading Noir Literature Festival ’17: Private and Confidential
Let's do a quick recap of 2016 so y'all know why Siyahi is the best in the business. SIYAHI CONTENT STUDIO Siyahi has been in the business of publishing and handpicking bestselling works for a decade now. We believe that with our wealth of experience in dealing with the written word and our vibrant … Continue reading The Year That Was 2016
The Write Circle on 14th January, hosted Ira Trivedi, the best-selling author of five books, most recently of India in Love, a seminal work of non-fiction on India’s sexual revolution, and Nikhil and Riya. Ira is a contributor to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and several other publications where her work on gender and culture has … Continue reading Write Circle with Ira Trivedi: Press Release
Can you spin a whodunit better than Agatha Christie? Think your sleuthing skills are better than Byomkesh? Think you can pack in more chills than Stephen King? If so, the first edition of the Indian Crime Fiction Prize, promoted by Westland Books, is the perfect platform to show off your talent. The best piece of … Continue reading The Indian Crime Fiction Prize
After two runaway hits, he's back for more... A seriously rotten day. The sun did not rise. Nothing grew yellow and bright. People who took out their sunglasses and smiley faces just put them back into their bags and stomped off to work. No one wished each other good morning. Because. It. Was. Not. A. … Continue reading Book Excerpt: It was a seriously dotten ray
As Jaipur descends into yet another winter, the females of Siyahi talk about the books they chose for the season. N S Inamdar’s Rau, which goes perfectly with this gorgeous handcrafted bookmark from PaperPlanes that stole my heart when I was out Christmas shopping. This rendition of an evergreen love story is so magical, that I … Continue reading Winter has come. And we are reading.
"I don't know what evil resides in me," he wrote to a friend, "I have a streak of cruelty in me that compels people to attempt the impossible in order to please me." Rajkot 16 November 1885 Karamchand lay in bed seriously ill. His anal fistula had turned septic and the pain emanating from that … Continue reading Book Excerpt: The voice of this “other Mrs G”…