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The other voices from Odisha

Book: Resisting Dispossession: The Odisha Story Authors: Ranjana Padhi and Nigamananda Sadangi Publisher: Aaka...

Love and hate collide

Book: The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig, Little Brown, £16.99 Author: Amanda Craig Publisher: Li...
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Wasted opportunity

Book: Troubled Blood: A Strike Novel by Robert Galbraith, Sphere, Rs 899 Author: Robert Galbraith&nb...

Material afterlife: Annals of reuse and recycling

Book: Rummage: A History of the Things We Have Reused, Recycled and Refused to Let Go Author: Emily Cockayne P...

In love with pencils, paper and crayons

Writers, broadly speaking, are creatures of strange habits. Agatha Christie would ponder murder plots while mu...

Exploring nuances of human relationships

Two-time regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia, in 2012 and 2017, Anushka Jasraj&rsqu...

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Books  /  Published 04.12.20

In love with pencils, paper and crayons

Writers, broadly speaking, are creatures of strange habits. Agatha Christie would ponder murder plots while munching on apples in her bathtub; Walter Scott composed poetry on horseback; Truman Capote ...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 04.12.20

The other voices from Odisha

What emerge are the suffering of the budianchalia, the displaced people, the unfulfilled promises that mark the lives of families in the rehabilitation colonies, and the pain of those who were at...
By Budhaditya Das in

Books  /  Published 04.12.20

Love and hate collide

When the book opens, she is locked in a struggle to get her husband to pay the rent while secretly working as a cleaner for well-off London families to support her child. As the local girl who made go...
By Rimi B. Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 04.12.20

Wasted opportunity

That this should be the main takeaway from Troubled Blood is deeply unfortunate for a number of reasons. First, it is difficult to fathom how a writer hailed for the Harry Potter s...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 04.12.20

Material afterlife: Annals of reuse and recycling

The pleasure of Rummage transcends its formidable intellectual rigour. The anecdotes — the fruit of original thinking and scintillating research — are equally illuminating. In a ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 02.12.20

Exploring nuances of human relationships

How were you introduced to the world of literature, reading, and writing? In terms of being introduced to literature, there was Arundhati Roy, Bapsi Sidhwa, and in terms of my readings as a young per...
By Hia Datta (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 02.12.20

Surina Narula on her journey with tve GSFA awards

In the first year, we had a lot of films from Mexico which were about having gender equality in the workforce and how the millennium development goals were being met by many organisations. We often go...
By Surina Narula in

Books  /  Published 29.11.20

Allegorizings’ promises to reveal personal reflections

A blurb on the book talked about how, by “combining firsthand reportage with exemplary research, Morris takes us from Hong Kong’s clamorous back alleys to the luxurious Happy Valley raceco...
By Rita Bhimani in

Books  /  Published 27.11.20

Not a lot to be thankful for

Toxic families in fiction go back as far as the art of storytelling itself. Greek mythology is awash with dysfunctional families, from Kronos swallowing his children to Zeus and the Olympians overthro...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 27.11.20

The immortal German trickster

The later sections of the novel, however, struggle to hold the reader’s interest and after being totally absorbed in the tale of Tyll’s village, the reader is likely to feel lost in the ma...
By Souvik Mukherjee in


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