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Books  /  Published 16.11.20

The ‘radical’ dietician

Her ideas have been called radical when in reality they are the exact opposite of radical. Celebrity dietician, nutritionist and author Rujuta Diwekar has always been a champion of ‘local’...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 10.11.20

Kalam hosts an evening of banter with Udayan Mukherjee, author of Essential Items

Writing about the emotional damage that the pandemic caused within people from varied walks of life, turned out to be the driving force behind the churning out of stories. Stopping at 10 stories felt...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 13.10.20

Penning a book on depression at 22

It was her encounter with little kids at her therapist’s clinic that led her to realise that there is no age to this thing. “Just like we are teaching our kids about Covid-19 and teaching ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 02.10.20

Harshikaa Udasi on writing for children

Formerly a journalist, Harshikaa Udasi’s first book for children, Kittu’s Very Mad Day, won the FICCI Publishing Awards 2017 for the Best Children’s Book. Her latest venture Friends ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 18.09.20

Ken Follett on his sensational new prequel

A dramatically-shot video with an upright Ken Follett striding through cathedrals of humbling sizes, speaking about his latest offering The Evening and The Morning (Pan Macmillan India), welcomed some...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 14.09.20

Agatha Christie’s vicious villains

We bet you can’t guess the villain in this masterly, convention-breaking novel. As readers, our instincts are inclined towards trusting the narrator of the story. But, surprise, surprise! The se...
By Hia Datta in

Books  /  Published 12.09.20

Master of the Dahlniverse

The scariest villains Dahl’s superpowers and versatility in creating villainous characters have been discussed time and again. His villains aren’t always eerie monsters creeping out in th...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

Another nomination comes Prajwal Parajuly’s way

Good news continues to arrive for Calcutta-based Nepali Indian author Prajwal Parajuly. Two weeks after the French translation of his 2013 novel Land Where I Flee was longlisted for the Emile Guimet P...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 09.09.20

Discussing all things Estuary

On August 29, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet brought together two old allies of the festival for an engrossing conversation on their social media pages — author Perumal Murugan and T.M. Krishn...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 05.09.20

How Greg Heffley happened

Rowley has always been Greg’s sidekick whose character was never the hero who naughty kids would be inspired by. What led you to build him into a hero (literally!) and give him his own series? ...
By Shrestha Saha in


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