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Books that make you hopeful

January feels like a hopeful month. Vaccines are popping up around the world and much is expected out of 2021....

Appeal to fight for a better world

Book: Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction Author: Arundhati Roy Publisher: Penguin Price: Rs 499 Arundhati ...
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A sky full of Swifts

Book: Vesper Flights Author: Helen Macdonald, Publisher: Vintage Price: Rs 799 Quite a few reviews of Ve...

The rural secret

Book: Rumble in a Village Auhtor: Luc Leruth with Jean Drèze, Publisher: Aleph Price: Rs 699 The ...

Telling apart families false and true

Once upon a time, there were two brothers from Hanau, Germany, whose family had fallen on hard times. So it wa...

Marcus Ranney tells us why nothing is mission impossible

He considers himself to be both a London and a Mumbai boy. While he was born in London, he grew up in Mumbai a...

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Books  /  Published 25.01.21

Books that make you hopeful

On Hopeful Fools Nothing spells happiness and new beginning more than a witty, funny Bildungsroman because it reminds us that change is just around the corner and no matter how much you fight it, it&...
By Smit Zaveri in

Books  /  Published 22.01.21

Telling apart families false and true

Once upon a time, there were two brothers from Hanau, Germany, whose family had fallen on hard times. So it was decided that the brothers must go out into the world to seek their fortune. Jacob &mdash...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 22.01.21

The rural secret

Information flows quietly through the village. In fact everybody, although silent, knows the murderer because Babu, son of Rajendra’s maidservant, Neetu, has followed him through the village tha...
By Prasanta Ray in

Books  /  Published 22.01.21

Appeal to fight for a better world

Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction brings together nine of Arundhati Roy’s essays from 2018 to 2020 — a timespan that starts with democratically-elected governments across the world tak...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 22.01.21

A sky full of Swifts

Furthermore, what science understands as benevolent intervention can, Macdonald argues, raise complex ethical dilemmas: “Increasingly, animals are seen not only as proxies for scientific researc...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 20.01.21

Marcus Ranney tells us why nothing is mission impossible

He considers himself to be both a London and a Mumbai boy. While he was born in London, he grew up in Mumbai and met his wife (Raina) in the ‘maximum city’. He pursued bachelor of science ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 18.01.21

Books that replenish your inner strength

The next book to dip into is Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In his inimitable style, the Dalai Lama touches upon topics ranging from attaining mental peace to the experience of illness, suf...
By Shreya Pandey in

Books  /  Published 17.01.21

Kargil: the drama behind the scenes

Book: Vajpayee: The Years that Changed India Author: Shakti Sinha Publisher: Vintage, an imprint of Penguin Random House Price: Rs 599 Excerpted with permission from the publisher ...
By Shakti Sinha in

Books  /  Published 16.01.21

Queen of heart

Your Mistress of Spices has been made into a film and your other books have been adapted for plays. How do you feel when your book gets adapted to another form of art? I’m always excited in the...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 15.01.21

Kolkata Literary Meet goes online

What: Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, edition X When: January 29 to 31 Where: Live on your screens from Victoria Memorial Hall and various parts of the world Expect: To relive the days of Kolkata...
By The Telegraph in


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