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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 15.08.19

Nomi Ali is an ambitious project

In the Acknowledgments section of her novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, the author, Uzma Aslam Khan, recalls a visit to a library that was inspired by a quote by a British politician who...
By Sujaan Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

India: The surveillant state

One wonders if what India has been witnessing in the last decade or so indicates a neo-liberal economy riding on the shoulders of Hindutva, or Hindutva seizing the neo-liberal moment to bolster Hindu ...
By Prasanta Ray in

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

Ogden Nash: The secret truths of rhymed unreason

The turtle lives ’twixt plated decks/ Which practically conceal its sex,” says Ogden Nash. “I think it clever of the turtle/ In such a fix to be so fertile.” This comic pithiness is also revea...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

Writing nightmares with fear and trembling

A blank page is every author’s nightmare. But do authors always dare to put their nightmares on the page? For instance, Hans Christian Andersen — he was born this month — was a prolific writer f...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

Quoth the raven

The most interesting segments of this rigorously researched novel are those that surround architecture and town planning — Julio Braganza works with the likes of Lutyens to shape the shining capital...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

A view from within the Sangh Parivar

One of the paradoxes of the Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) movement in India which has moved from strength to strength in recent decades has been its ability to woo and win over an increasing number of ...
By Tapan Basu in

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Why Sheikh Abdullah opted for India

Of Leaders and Icons, from Jinnah to Modi by Kuldip Nayar. Excerpted with permission from Speaking Tiger...
By Kuldip Nayar in

Books  /  Published 05.08.19

Amish Tripathi in conversation with Sanjiv Goenka

One is a stalwart of the corporate world while the other gave up a career there to start penning his books that have catapulted him to bestseller status. And when the two meet, it’s bound to be an e...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Partition traced through the lives of refugee women

The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Gender, and the Political has made a timely and significant intervention in Partition Studies. In this monograph, Paulomi Chakraborty has consciously steered aw...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

India  /  Published 31.07.19

Why Sunanda threatened to take Shashi down

Tharoor was sitting in the living room, looking harassed and upset. There was no sign of Sunanda anywhere. He asked the manager what needed to be done, and the manager gave him the instructions. Many ...
By Sunanda Mehta in


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