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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 05.04.20

Authors around the globe are going online to interact with you in real time

There has not been a time with a bigger need for the arts and exchange of ideas than now and the thought-stirrers and creators are rising to the action. Authors around the world are finding a small wi...
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Books  /  Published 05.03.20

The day Truman Capote got gored by Vidal

The 21st-century devil — Meryl Streep acted as one — may wear Prada. But the original Beelzebub loves sporting those good old horns. What’s more, on March 8 — celebrated as ‘Be Nasty Day’ ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Inconvenient truth of elections

How to rig an election: Tricks despots play By Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas, HarperCollins, Rs 599...
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Books  /  Published 10.05.19

Book check: What read to gift your mom

The tale of an unapologetic, black mother in Detroit who ran numbers, is narrated by her daughter and writer Bridgett M. Davis. While Fannie Davis provided creature comforts like expensive dresses and...
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Books  /  Published 10.08.18

Upamanyu Chatterjee takes on the food demons

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Books  /  Published 24.10.18

How a Whitey in Chennai became a reverse coconut

Carlo Pizzati is a vellai mappillai, an Italian ‘whitey son-in-law’ of a Gujarati Jain Welsh household in Chennai. Much as he would like to, he can’t avoid a conversation about identity.At a rea...
By Saloni Meghani in

Books  /  Published 30.04.20

A tricky map of Nippon

But the harmony is certain to elude visitor and resident alike in a country where there are 20 ways of saying “I” and where a solitary verb in a short novel has been translated in 29 different way...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 29.04.20

How to finally pen that book inside you

Could there ever be a better time to start on that book you’ve always known is there, somewhere inside you? I’ve been writing for over 30 years, had half a dozen novels published in India, the UK,...
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Books  /  Published 02.09.19

How population explosion is causing the world to be remade

Demographic shift continues to have an impact on many aspects of human life. It is interesting to note how societies progress from a pre-modern period of high fertility and high mortality to a post-mo...
By Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury in

Books  /  Published 16.10.18

A #MeToo novel wins the coveted Booker Prize

Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize, worth £50,000 or about Rs 48 lakh, for her novel Milkman at the award ceremony on October 16 in London, UK. The work, her third, is narrated by an 18-ye...
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