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...

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...

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

Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Sangeetha Sreenivasan's novel Acid is a trip

Acid, by the bilingual author, Sangeetha Sreenivasan, is a translation from her Malayalam original that won her the Thoppil Ravi award in 2017. It is interesting to note that the cover image of the Ma...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Caste rage, translated in short stories

Rage informs every syllable of Baburao Bagul’s short story collection, When I Hid My Caste. But rage for Bagul is a formal principle, an emotion transformed into an artistic tool that carves out his...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Is Pakistan doomed or can it be reimagined?

All homelands are imaginary, all nations are invented, while the imagination holds people in its sway strongly enough to make them behave in quite perverse ways — be it in the defence of a book, or ...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in


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