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Debunking the population myth

Book: The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India Author: S.Y. Quraishi Publisher: Harpe...

The professor’s wisdom

Book: My Life in Red and White: My Autobiography Author: Arsène Wenger Publisher: W&N Price: R...
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Memories of listening to what the young ones say

In 1939, when Beverly Cleary was a children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington, she had a tough time find...

Top 11 reads for your little ones

1 V for Vaccine: A one-shot introduction to Vaccines by HarperCollins India (Rs 99) With a pandemic and the s...

Selective enlightenment

Book: Mutating Goddesses: Bengal’s Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights Author: Saswati Sengupta Publisher...

Bitter truths

  Book: The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India Author: Jinee Lok...

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Books  /  Published 06.04.21

Amitav Ghosh on Jungle Nama

On the choice of using Sunderban (singular) as opposed to Sunderbans as it is referred to in English, he laughingly said how hard it is to make the plural rhyme. That is what led to him adapting Sunde...
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Books  /  Published 05.04.21

Tisca Chopra on her book ‘What’s Up With Me?’

What kind of research went into the book? For me, there were clearly three aspects to it. One, it had to be entertaining and not preachy in any manner. Young kids don’t want to be told what to ...
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Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Kindred spirits

Dante Alighieri is believed to have said that the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who refuse to take sides. But he seems to have got it all wrong. All hell broke loose recently when the Ge...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Twilight world

Through his search for the missing woman, Modiano’s central character, Jean, is constantly in search of his own (disjointed) self. Much like the case that he was handed over fifty years ago and ...
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Books  /  Published 02.04.21

A touch of intrigue

In public life, Mukherjee played by the rule book and continued doing so even as president. On issues where he disagreed with the government, he privately communicated his opinion but eventually acqui...
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay in

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Diary of a bad year

In the failure to implement humane systems of food distribution on a large scale or the seemingly indiscriminate closing of state boundaries as millions tried to find ways of reaching home, Mander det...
By Sujaan Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Being born a Muslim in India

On the scope of young Muslim girls to break through into better education and career options Ghazala revealed that the majority of Indian Muslims are engaged in the media, performing arts, publicity,...
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Books  /  Published 28.03.21

Bura na mano, Holi hai

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Books  /  Published 26.03.21

Graphic tales of resistance

Conflict wreaks destruction; but it also engenders tales of resistance. Is the world ready to listen to them though? Narratives rooted in a specific language, context and culture inaccessible to a wid...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 26.03.21

Commodity is king

Indeed, there is much in Bhattacharya’s book that is inventive and refreshingly insightful. His chapters on waste and industrial ruin deserve our appreciation where he creatively combines text a...
By Manish Thakur in


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