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Books scheduled for 2021 that have us excited

Some of us have cancelled 2020 in our minds and become prone to imagining a time ‘when all of this is ov...

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

Book: The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st century Author: T...
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Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

Book: Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi Author: Amita Baviskar Publisher: Sage Price...

Two amphibians’ secret of togetherness

In the list of great friendships in children’s literature, Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad — th...

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

There is a streetlamp outside the window and it glows amber, setting the room alight. It catches the hazel in ...

Agatha Christie’s vicious villains

When you have an Agatha Christie mystery in your hands, you know for sure there are murders in the air, people...

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Books  /  Published 21.09.20

Books scheduled for 2021 that have us excited

Some of us have cancelled 2020 in our minds and become prone to imagining a time ‘when all of this is over’, effortlessly. Since the mind is already wandering into 2021, why not add a list...
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Books  /  Published 18.09.20

Ken Follett on his sensational new prequel

A dramatically-shot video with an upright Ken Follett striding through cathedrals of humbling sizes, speaking about his latest offering The Evening and The Morning (Pan Macmillan India), welcomed some...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Two amphibians’ secret of togetherness

In the list of great friendships in children’s literature, Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad — they completed 50 years of togetherness recently — ought to sit right at the top. A cl...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

The essays, read in connection, reveal a capillary network of power, labour, violence and profit, which produces a discourse about the ‘environment’. The idea of ‘civic solidarities&...
By Hia Sen in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

As an insider, Thant’s account of the country since 2010 tries to challenge the simplistic approach that has dogged much of the international analysis of contemporary Myanmar: that Aung San Suu ...
By Larry Jagan   in

Books  /  Published 15.09.20

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Then she turns to him and in one swift move her T-shirt is off and in her hands, held out like an offering, like surrender. The cloth has caught around her wrists and cuffed her. Her body is the colou...
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Books  /  Published 14.09.20

Agatha Christie’s vicious villains

We bet you can’t guess the villain in this masterly, convention-breaking novel. As readers, our instincts are inclined towards trusting the narrator of the story. But, surprise, surprise! The se...
By Hia Datta in

Books  /  Published 12.09.20

Master of the Dahlniverse

The scariest villains Dahl’s superpowers and versatility in creating villainous characters have been discussed time and again. His villains aren’t always eerie monsters creeping out in th...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

Commentaries on contemporary India

Edited by Saurabh Kirpal; Hachette India; Rs 699 There is a discernible amplification of feminist urban voices because of social media, fuelled by the need to learn and unlearn to be socially resp...
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Books  /  Published 11.09.20

In the chocolate river a savage beauty hides

Birthdays are usually considered fitting occasions for cake, which means that it would be apt to consume a slice — or, perhaps, all — of the legendarily decadent chocolate cake from M...
By Nayantara Mazumder in


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