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Jane Borges

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Jane Borges is a Mumbai-based journalist. She currently writes on books, heritage and urban planning for Sunday mid-day, the weekend edition of mid-day newspaper. Her debut novel, Bombay Balchão, was published in November 2018 by Westland Books.
In 2011, she co-authored Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Stories of Women from the Ganglands with S. Hussain Zaidi, which was shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Book award. Her fiction has been featured in the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology and The Hindu BusinessLine's BL Ink magazine.
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When I was 22, I knew I’d be married by 26. When I turned 27, I thought, maybe it’s a good thing that I hadn’t found myself someone yet. I eagerly awaited my 30s. It would be different, I hoped. And then I hit 32, and released my debut novel. No marriage. No husband. No in-laws. No children. A book, instead. Not exactly as I had planned, but still very exciting.


I was happy. Except that, I could he

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"As the title says, this book has a tinge of tanginess like the balchao dish, an alluring old charm, richly textured details of the churches and catholic culture and the bitter- sweet stories of people residing in cavel, a tiny neighborhood on Bombay'" Read more of this review »
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"When I started off reading this book I felt like it would be one of those which I will have to complete just because I've started reading it. However 20-30 odd pages in, I realised what a fun and bizzare ride I had started off on. It's weird, funny, " Read more of this review »
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"Short stories for the love of old Bombay and for the nostalgia and innocence of a time forgotten. Bombay Balchao is one of those books that sucks you in and stays with you long after you’re done.
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“Time heals the broken. Sometimes, the healing is slow. Sometimes, it is slower. You cannot predict how long it will take before one forgets what it all felt like—heartbreak, the pain, the anguish, and that emptiness. Years could roll by, and you’d have done ten million different things to keep yourself from thinking, and yet, the mind would remember that moment when your life fell apart and crushed you whole.”
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