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The missing link in cinema

BOOK: Absence in Cinema: The Art of Showing Nothing AUTHOR: Justin Remes PUBLISHER: Columbia PRICE: &poun...

A privileged perspective

BOOK: The Museum of Broken Tea Cups: Postcards from India’s Margins AUTHOR: Gunjan Veda PUBLIS...
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BOOK: The Loneliness of Hira Barua AUTHOR : Arupa Patangia Kalita PUBLISHER: Macmillan PRICE: Rs 450 Aru...

Matthew McConaughey on a life worth chronicling

Would it surprise you to learn that more than 30 years ago, before he’d even sauntered across the screen...

Love: the most troublesome word

Book: Love is not a Word: The Culture and Politics of Desire Editor: Debotri Dhar Publisher: Speaking Tig...

Myopic vision: India's central bank and ministry of finance

Book : Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India Author: Viral V. Acharya Publisher: Sage Price: R...

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Books  /  Published 10.09.20

Another nomination comes Prajwal Parajuly’s way

Good news continues to arrive for Calcutta-based Nepali Indian author Prajwal Parajuly. Two weeks after the French translation of his 2013 novel Land Where I Flee was longlisted for the Emile Guimet P...
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Books  /  Published 09.09.20

Discussing all things Estuary

On August 29, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet brought together two old allies of the festival for an engrossing conversation on their social media pages — author Perumal Murugan and T.M. Krishn...
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Books  /  Published 08.09.20

Parmesh Shahani on his new book

In your book, you have quoted from the Harry Potter franchise while J.K. Rowling has been rightly been at the receiving end of social rants after her very controversial remarks admitting to being a TE...
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Books  /  Published 06.09.20

Olivier Lafont on his new children’s fantasy novel

Olivier Lafont spent 30 years of his life in India before moving back to Paris a couple of years back, to connect with his French roots. Most of us remember him as Suhaas, who was ditched at the altar...
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Books  /  Published 05.09.20

How Greg Heffley happened

Rowley has always been Greg’s sidekick whose character was never the hero who naughty kids would be inspired by. What led you to build him into a hero (literally!) and give him his own series? ...
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Books  /  Published 03.09.20

What lies between the lines

September seems to be the ideal time to pause and ponder the importance of punctuation marks. All the more since the United States of America observes National Punctuation Day this month, with the int...
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Books  /  Published 03.09.20

Making history with musical milestones

It’s about capturing the essence of the 1960s, which during his “guest appearance” Jerry Garcia voices towards the tail-end: “Every third or fourth generation is a generation o...
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Books  /  Published 03.09.20

The wonder world of animal behaviour

The resultant trivia is not trivial. Even the discerning human may not know that the octopus is allergic to canoodling, simply because the males can end up as a tasty treat for the larger, aggressive ...
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Books  /  Published 03.09.20

Notes from the ground: The Naxal story

Politics and violence apart, Bhardwaj’s ringside view also provides interesting anecdotes that bring out the reach of cricket and Patanjali products in areas where the government itself is yet t...
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Books  /  Published 03.09.20

The old scars remain: Sino-Indian war of 1967

In total some 500 men were killed in the clashes at Nathu La and Cho La. The conflict has been much less remembered than the war of 1962. Yet, as DasGupta shows, memory does remain if one knows where ...
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