By Ladies’ Fingers
Journalist Tavleen Singh’s book Durbar is the hot topic of discussion in the Delhi cocktail circuit these days. Suddenly, the shelves are overflowing with books by women journalists. Seema Mustafa’s Azadi’s Daughter: Journey of a Liberal Muslim came out last month. On a similar theme is In Good Faith: A Journey in Search of an Unknown India by Outlook’s own Saba Naqvi. TV’s Barkha Dutt is giving the final touches to her This Unquiet Land: Dispatches from India’s Fault Lines. Mumbai-based writer Shabnam Minwalla’s delightful The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street is just out. Aarthi Ramachandran’s biography of Rahul Gandhi came out recently, and the grand lady of Delhi’s fourth estate, Malvika Singh, is said to be keying in her memoirs.
After the gripping Dongri to Dubai, on Dawood’s life and times, Hussain Zaidi has come up with...