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Celebrating dissent

Book: Rebels with a Cause: Famous Dissenters and Why They Are Not Being Heard Author: T.T. Ram Mohan Publ...

The worker bees

Book: Realpolitik: Exposing India’s Political System Author: Mamta Chitnis Sen Publishers: Sage/Select P...
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Deep impressions

Book: Writing the City: Looking Within, Looking Without Editor: Stuti Khanna Publisher: Orient BlackSwan ...

Wisdom from the field

Book: Patriarchy and the Pangolin: A Field Guide to Indian Men & Other Species Author: Aditi Pat...

A glass full of green magic

Today is National Absinthe Day, the day of the Green Fairy in the United States of America. Celebrated by arti...

Greenlights is no ordinary memoir

In a scene from We Are Marshall (2006), Matthew McConaughey tells a packed room of journalists “If it&rs...

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Books  /  Published 11.06.20

The melody of discordant notes

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Books  /  Published 08.06.20

Future of literature fests

Freytag’s dramatic structure, if marked against the backdrop of our current state of being, would suggest that we are in the climax of our very own Shakespearean tragedy. We were ‘introduced’ to...
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Books  /  Published 25.04.20

Marketing lessons from HUL

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Books  /  Published 11.10.18

Bookshops are not always romantic

Neil Gaiman once said, “a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore... it’s not foolin’ a soul.” In theory, Gaiman should be pleased...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Lessons on tolerance from the great Mughal

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Culture  /  Published 11.10.18

Unauthorised biographer unearths Bolly secrets

Years ago, as a Bollywood-obsessed teenager, I realised books on popular Hindi film actors offered only sanitised versions of their widely reported lives. When I set out to write about stars, I wanted...
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Books  /  Published 06.10.18

Roaring twenties

Recap: While Vik and Tilottama are well entrenched in Jampot — the latter lording over the management school, it appears — the city turns out to be somewhat of a dampener for Pixie as well as her ...
By Devapriya Roy in

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...
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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


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