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 ...

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...

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

Take a closer look at the fine print

  When the German printer and publisher, Johannes Gutenberg, designed his first letters for print, he envisioned the typeface as an instrument of communication. Little did he know that in time &...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

In search of the light

To read Summer in its entirety is to acknowledge that we are living in an inferno of disease, carnage and mayhem. The opening pages are an unambiguous homage to Martin Niemöller’s...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

Getting caught in the act

The novel is an exploration on many levels, almost as though the author, or rather the server, has connected strangers across the world — in Antigua and Sweden, or in Beijing and Lyon — an...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

Before one hundred years

Yet, for literature to be shaped, it had to be published first. “How can literature exist,” Llosa had once asked, “in countries where there are no publishing houses, where there are ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 13.01.21

Sonu Sood: ‘I am no Messiah’

If you had to condense your experience in Bollywood, what would you say, especially now that the industry is under sharp scrutiny? I think ups and downs are always there. But I think the industry is ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 12.01.21

Reading list to devour in 2021

The Detox Diet by Shonali Sabherwal Pick this up if you’ve overindulged during the holidays and are thinking of getting back in shape. It’s got fantastic detox diet plans, numerous recipe...

Books  /  Published 12.01.21

Wild Gujarat: a collector’s edition for those who love to explore the wild

Gujarat tourism is synonymous to the Gir National Park and now, there are two wildlife enthusiasts who want to change your mind about this. Home to some of the rarest of wildlife and plethora of flora...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 11.01.21

Give your child the gift of time

For as long as I can remember, I have been the poster woman for consumerism in my family. I remember Mastercard did this really beautiful campaign some years ago where they showed beautiful moments of...
By Preeti Chaturvedi in

Books  /  Published 08.01.21

Stillness’s swarming magic

In 1972, Harold Pullman Coffin, a columnist with the San Francisco Examiner, felt that there were too many ‘national days’ proclaimed by various groups and individuals. He thus decide...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 08.01.21

Frida: matters of the heart

Love, infidelities, reassuring friendships, betrayals — both of love and friendship — mark Frida’s time in Paris. Andre Bréton’s enthusiasm about exhibiting her art when...
By Durba Basu in


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