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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 25.10.18

Taking Chanakya's name in vain

Chanakya And The Art of Getting Rich (Penguin, Rs 299) by Radhakrishnan Pillai belongs to that ignoble stable which tries to mask mediocrity of thought and prose with the help of spin. In Pillai’s c...
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Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Manto through the eyes of his friends and rivals

Manto Saheb: Friends and Enemies of the Great Maverick (Speaking Tiger, Rs 499) translated by Vibha S. Chauhan and Khalid Alvi presents 15 distinct portraits of Saadat Hasan Manto, painted by a wide r...
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Books  /  Published 06.09.19

Learning life lessons from the masters

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it cannot measure up to the power of the humble chalk. Wielding this seemingly innocuous weapon are educators who have ignited many a spark in young minds w...
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Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The evolution of India’s foreign policy

The Cold War period was marked by intense rivalry between two superpowers, and in an environment of alliance politics, the newly independent India pursued the policy of non-alignment in order to maint...
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Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
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Books  /  Published 09.09.19

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine Reality

Ayon Maharaj calls Sri Ramakrishna a glutton for spiritual experience — he had an insatiable desire to experience God in every religion and sect. Sri Ramakrishna concluded that no one who has experi...
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Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Arif Anwar's The Storm is more a thunder shower

What promises to be a cyclonic storm turns out to be a thunder shower at best. Arif Anwar’s audacious debut novel has a wide — too wide? — scope: from 1942 in Burma to 2004 in Bangladesh. It cov...
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Books  /  Published 14.12.18

Why we need to return to letter-writing

Personal correspondences can, at times, capture myriad facets of writers’ personalities which could have otherwise been lost to the world. Rainer Maria Rilke, born this month 143 winters ago, was an...
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Books  /  Published 15.11.19

Epitaphs bring fiction close to fact

Bugs Bunny got me thinking about mortality. At the end of each episode, while munching on a piece of juicy carrot, the adorable Bugs would say, “That’s all folks”. These words — can there be a...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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