Dispatches from Kochi

Dispatches from Kochi is a series of ten stories from Kochi in Kerala in India, written by Robert Wood. These stories are concerned with life in this small town as a type of crossroads where people from all walks of life interact and reflect on their place in the world.

Written by Robert Wood, this series brings to light the texture and tone of everyday life in this small port town.
Dhal Roti looks at the demonetisation crisis in India through the lens of a local restaurant.
Renji is the story of auto rickshaws who will fix your problems.
Railway is a story that brings to life one of India's greatest icons: trains
Coins and Alcohol is a story about Christie, an eccentric figure with a love of coins.
The Indian economy is full of small shopkeepers. Lakshman looks at just one.
As a port city, Kochi is connected to the ocean. Clean Up Day highlights how important it is to look after nature.
Musing on holiday makers who come from near and far, Tourists paints the scene for one of Kochi's major industries.
Chechi is about labour politics and work culture in Kochi.
Art is the final story in this series. It is about the role of art and stories in connecting us to the rest of the world.
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Jun
6
Hear debut authors paired with established authors talk about their journeys to publication. Book Online
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Apr
15
This master class will explore these questions and others as we discuss, read and write together. Facilitated by US-born Israeli novelist and translator Evan Fallenberg. Book Online
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Feb
26
Join us as we celebrate Marcella Polain's new book, Driving into the Sun. Book Online
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Feb
28
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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