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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 31.08.20

Emile Guimet longlist features Prajwal Parajuly

France’s Emile Guimet Prize is given every year to an Asian author whose book has been translated into French and this year, Calcutta’ Prajwal Parajuly is on the coveted list with his 2013...
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Books  /  Published 28.08.20

Cressida Cowell on penning How to Train Your Dragon series

What do you think lies behind the enduring appeal of the books and subsequently the films? I think the relationships in the series, whether it’s with the father or with the dragon, is what appe...
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Books  /  Published 27.08.20

A woman in a man’s world of crime

There were no women police officers in the Metropolitan London Police Force until 1915. But way back in 1893, long before women were allowed to be a part of British law enforcement even as prison ward...
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Books  /  Published 27.08.20

Secret horrors from 1940's Singapore

Lee’s nuanced storyline remarkably blends historical facts, epistles, family history and fiction to provide rare insights into the traumatic experience of comfort women during the Second World W...
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Books  /  Published 27.08.20

What the new education policy does not say

The irony is that the globalized economy, which is responsible for the impoverishment of rural communities necessitating migration, may also create newer employment opportunities for the migrants. It ...
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Books  /  Published 27.08.20

Pilgrims’ progress: English forefathers of the States

Turner’s book alternately affirms and challenges both critics and devotees of the Pilgrim Fathers. He prods his readers to reflect on the reasons why we need to retrieve Plymouth Colony from bot...
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Books  /  Published 26.08.20

Jaipur: most glam royal family

Bhaiya tried to further sabotage the romance by telling his mother, Indira, that the relationship between Jai and his ‘American golddigger’ was not serious. He also warned Virginia about t...
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Books  /  Published 25.08.20

Chetan Bhagat opens up on One Arranged Murder

How would you define your relationship with social media? I was very big on Twitter and it paid great dividends; I have some 13 million followers. I thought I was a writer so I needed to be there but ...
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Books  /  Published 24.08.20

Hector Garcia on Seeking Ikigai

Back in 2017, a small 170-page book was released with a powder blue cover that had these beautiful cherry blossoms painted on it. I distinctly remember not thinking much about it till articles about t...
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Books  /  Published 24.08.20

Disrupting entertainment one fiction piece at a time

The leading global, storytelling community-building platform Wattpad proved to be a safe haven for many during the lockdown period. Democratising the publishing industry, Wattpad operates in all the c...
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