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Top 11 reads for your little ones

1 V for Vaccine: A one-shot introduction to Vaccines by HarperCollins India (Rs 99) With a pandemic and the s...

Selective enlightenment

Book: Mutating Goddesses: Bengal’s Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights Author: Saswati Sengupta Publisher...
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Bitter truths

  Book: The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India Author: Jinee Lok...

Dangerous gift from a virus

Book: The Courage to Exist: A Philosophy of Life and Death in the Age of Coronavirus Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo...

Look dear, the library is moving

Advertisement is like Botox — well almost. It helps smoothen wrinkles — real and metaphorical &mda...

Amitav Ghosh on Jungle Nama

Amitav Ghosh’s latest offering to the literary world is a gorgeous book called Jungle Nama: A Story of t...

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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

Books  /  Published 16.10.19

Sadia Abbas on all that led up to her debut fiction novel The Empty Room

The Empty Room by debut novelist Sadia Abbas takes you back to Pakistan in the ’70s in a lyrical manner, while holding your hand through a form of darkness that consumes you from inside. Abbas talks...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 04.10.19

An election tourism nama

Democracy on the Road: A 25-Year Journey through India was launched just a short step ahead of the landmark 17th general elections, with the expected exhilarating pomp and drumrolls befitting an accla...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 11.10.19

William Dalrymple's Anarchy: Reviewed

To historians of the 18th century William Dalrymple makes clear that his new book, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, steps into well-trodden territ...
By Madhumita Mazumdar in

Books  /  Published 02.04.20

Two Partitions, three narratives

This is an important book that looks at the diverse and conflicting ways in which the making of Bangladesh is remembered in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The book does not, and does not claim to, of...
By Salil Misra in

Books  /  Published 07.09.18

Zadie Smith feels free to make weird links

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Books  /  Published 21.08.18

Buddhadeva Bose's English essays on food, Tagore and more

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By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Intizar Husain captures post-Partition pain

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Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Coke, toiletries, gossip: The crutches sleuths use

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