The Sense of an Ending

Sometimes you read a book or watch a movie at a point in your life when you’re just not in the right mood for it, or when it’s just the wrong time for you, and that book or film either overwhelms you, making you feel things you didn’t want to, or you come away from […]

Growing Up Smith

As if it’s not tough enough being a tween – dealing with school, hostile or indifferent classmates, parents and your own hormonal surges and shifts – Smith Bhatnagar is also living between his Indian-influenced home life and his middle class American existence once he’s out the front door. Now imagine doing all that back in […]


In 1986, in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, teenager Guddu and his five-year-old brother Saroo became separated when out to do some manual labor. The boys were from a poor, single-parent family, where mother Kamla would go off to work in construction and the older children would have to look after the younger ones. Tiny Saroo fell […]