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: ...

Library and afterlife

Book: The Paris Library Author: Janet Skeslien Charles, Publisher: Two Roads Price: £14.99 The library ...

Heeding a higher calling

Book: The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Race to Summit the...

Books  /  Published 07.12.19

Mythology on Christopher Doyle's mind

Christopher C. Doyle has carved a name for himself as the Indian equivalent of Dan Brown, a writer who creates thrillers based on Indian mythology. What sets him apart, perhaps, is that he is not look...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 05.12.19

Shirley Jackson: Bringing fiction to life

When The New Yorker published The Lottery — Shirley Jackson’s bone-chilling tale about a murderous ritual in a New England village — in 1948, it received the kind of fan mail that no fictional w...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 16.11.19

William Dalrymple: An adda on anarchy

As I wait for William Dalrymple by the poolside of the elegant Taj Bengal to talk about The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, I rummage through memorie...
By Debanjan Chakrabarti

Books  /  Published 15.11.19

The pros and cons of a declining population

In Empty Planet, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, argue that the global population will decline soon as a result of the rapidly falling birth rate below replacement level (less than two children per...
By Archana K. Roy

Books  /  Published 11.11.19

Cricket country: The original men in blue

The year, 1911, is believed to be a signpost in the history of Indian football. Mohun Bagan, laymen and historians know it well, sent shivers down the English spine by beating their fancied rivals, th...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 06.12.18

VVS Laxman's autobiography for cricket lovers

Asked to address his teammates on earning his maiden Test cap, the genial V.V.S. Laxman recalls in this enjoyable book written with R. Kaushik that he had struggled for words. Just then, Javagal Srina...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 01.11.19

Books now compete with films in terms of storytelling

Some matches are made in heaven; some others in publishing houses. Pairing up an author with the right illustrator can conjure up a magic that breathes life into books where words fall short. The part...
By Kamalika Basu

Culture  /  Published 31.10.19

The Kashmir conflict: Then and Now

***Can Jammu and Kashmir recover from this low? Can a new peace process rise from the old one’s ashes?The lessons we learn from Jammu and Kashmir’s history are several. The past fifteen years thre...
By Radha Kumar

Culture  /  Published 31.10.19

Indira Gandhi: On her 35th death anniversary

**** About her other, older son, Rajiv, she used to say, ‘He doesn’t know anything about politics.’ It must have been a very bleak time for Indira Gandhi and both sons when the Congress lost the...
By Kuldip Nayar

Books  /  Published 01.12.18


As people milled about and ate and drank (Blue Lagoon only, but still) and gushed over the young couple who were now sparkling on the makeshift stage in the naach ghar, Boro Jethu found himself strand...
By Devapriya Roy


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