Appeal to fight for a better world

Book: Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction Author: Arundhati Roy Publisher: Penguin Price: Rs 499 Arundhati ...

A sky full of Swifts

Book: Vesper Flights Author: Helen Macdonald, Publisher: Vintage Price: Rs 799 Quite a few reviews of Ve...

The rural secret

Book: Rumble in a Village Auhtor: Luc Leruth with Jean Drèze, Publisher: Aleph Price: Rs 699 The ...

Telling apart families false and true

Once upon a time, there were two brothers from Hanau, Germany, whose family had fallen on hard times. So it wa...

Marcus Ranney tells us why nothing is mission impossible

He considers himself to be both a London and a Mumbai boy. While he was born in London, he grew up in Mumbai a...

Books that replenish your inner strength

January is usually the month of resolutions, planners, positivity and energy. But January 2021 is different, i...

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,...
By The Telegraph in

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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Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

Several historians have argued that Queen Victoria was a monarch solely in name. Miles Taylor, however, studies the validity of this claim from another perspective: that of Victoria’s rather persona...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

India  /  Published 12.10.18

Frayed Indian book at Frankfurt fair

Official India has cut a sorry figure at the ongoing Frankfurt Book Fair, with the National Book Trust’s stall unattended by any of its officials and the Sahitya Akademi booth bereft of people, book...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty and Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 03.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

By Vaasanthi in

Food  /  Published 17.11.18

Mistress of spices: Mallika Basu

Recipe for Macchli Curry (Simple Fish Curry) (Serves 2-4)Coated in turmeric and chilli and simmered in a gently spiced curry, this is a very simple way to enjoy fish with the lightest of spices. Fish ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The word through flesh and sinew

The redrawing of the boundaries between body and mind by the Cartesian cogito initiated an epistemic rupture from which modern Western philosophy has still not sufficiently recovered even after four c...
By Sonia Sahoo in


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