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Tishani Doshi’s stunning collection of poems

Tishani Doshi, author, poet and dancer, found herself responding to news articles in the pandemic with poems t...

Unlock a treasure trove of interesting tales

1 Aristotle and Dante: Dive Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon & Schuster; R...
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A fundamental text

Book: On Citizenship Authors: Romila Thapar, N. Ram, Gautam Bhatia and Gautam Patel Publisher: Aleph Price:&nb...

Cinema through a new lens

Book: Cinema through Rasa: A Tryst with Masterpieces in the Light of Rasa Siddhanta Author: Prachand Prav...

Superwoman’s story

Book: My Life In Full: Work, Family, And our future Author: Indra K. Nooyi Publisher: Hachette Price: Rs ...

Care and conflict in Kashmir

Book: The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir Author: Saiba Varma Publisher: Duke Price: ...

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Books  /  Published 05.03.20

Blueprints of an uprising

The Great Revolt of 1857 has been one of those moments in Indian history that have captured both intellectual and popular imagination since their occurrence. That fascination has endured over time as ...
By Shantanu Chakrabarti

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

The long yellow road to the Emerald City

A little girl with unusual companions sitting around a table cannot but conjure up visions of Alice at the Hatter’s tea party with the Hatter, March Hare and the sleeping Dormouse all squeezed into ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Death by apathy

In the course of evolution, the human race has confronted countless natural calamities, some causing irrevocable tragedy. The environment is, thus, an unfading condition dictating the reflexes of soci...
By Jhuma Sanyal

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

Millions of mutinies on the shelves

Do not judge a person by his bookshelf — it was probably rearranged before the Zoom video call. Bookshelves have suddenly come under intense and unexpected scrutiny since lockdowns were imposed acro...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 28.05.20

The other Darwin

From the cover and the title page, one learns that the book was “released on October 6, 2018 during the 125th birth anniversary celebration” of Meghnad Saha held at the National Academy of Science...
By Palash Baran Pal

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The real-life incident behind ‘The Atlas of Reds and Blues’

Every line of Devi S. Laskar’s book The Atlas of Reds and Blues makes it evident that the book was penned by a poet. An oft-visited topic of immigrant distress in America finds an outlet in this fic...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The literature and politics of the two Nobel laureates

The story could have been very different last week when the Swedish Academy named the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 and 2019. It could have, as the Nobel committee head, Anders ...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

Shubha Mudgal's search for Miss Sargam

Both Kumar Prasad Mukherjee and Sheila Dhar have left behind delightful insider stories about the eminences of the rarefied world of Hindustani classical music, their tantrums, petty rivalries, intrig...
By Soumitra Das

Books  /  Published 14.10.19

Banerjee on what ails healthcare

In addition, it is not clear that the government should rely entirely on the private sector to deliver tertiary care within PMJAY. Conflicts over the appropriate payment for treatment and accusations ...
By Abhijit Banerjee

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

City of lights Lahore looms large in this novel

As Nida and Bugsy try to sort out their scattered lives, they come closer to each other. Yet Akbar is not sufficiently invested in the development of a love story; those expecting one may be disappoin...
By Sonia Sahoo


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