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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 08.01.21

A mystery so nice it kills

So in this strict moral, political and philosophical economy, you start hoping fervently for something bad to happen. A stolen will? A drop of blood? An attempt to put the knives at the deli owned by ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Books  /  Published 08.01.21

Novel lessons from a pandemic

Some of the chapters deal with subjects that have dominated the public discourse for the past nine months — the broader relationship between the pandemic and nationalism or the discrimination ag...
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Books  /  Published 08.01.21

Fungi: the entangled web of life

Sheldrake’s book is a quest for a new vocabulary as well as a new template for reimagining categories for self, Otherness, body and living. How might we understand speaking, hearing and interpre...
By Debjani Bhattacharyya in

Books  /  Published 08.01.21

This New Year, give yourself the gift of reading

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Books  /  Published 07.01.21

Festive books for your kids

Another modern classic is The Sudha Murty Children Treasury by India’s favourite storyteller grandma! A hardbound book with foiling so beautiful, you’d want it for yourself! This collector...
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Books  /  Published 06.01.21

'Dancing with the Gods': decoding Bharatanatyam

You have delved into the lesser-known facts... The first thing is about the devadasis. Who were the original devadasis and what they went through is neither known to the western world nor to the Indi...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 05.01.21

A list of non-fiction pieces that touched our lives in 2020

In the book, she emphasises on the art of compassion and through her own story and the stories of her patients evokes a sense of awareness in the readers about coming to terms with our own hell of the...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 05.01.21

Looking back at the year gone by

In a way, this book is a gleam of hope in this present difficult world perhaps conveying to people that if they knew life could be different would they give life another chance instead of choosing to ...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 03.01.21

Die, what? Something but not Covid

Wake up in the virtual world as Gregor Samsa, not only late for work but transformed into a giant insect, read the invitation from the Goethe Institut, Calcutta. I was intrigued. The event was called...
By Manasi Shah in

Books  /  Published 03.01.21

Amtrak Joe. Really?

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By Evan Osnos in


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