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Culture  /  Published 03.06.20

Devdutt Pattanaik: The master story teller

It is heartening to hear the concern in Devdutt Pattanaik’s voice as he asks me about our well-being, before I can launch into my questions for him, two days after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in Be...
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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 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...
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Books  /  Published 29.06.19

Back to the future: Amitav Ghosh on his new book

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Entertainment  /  Published 09.05.19

Chetan Bhagat's favourite book-to-film adaptations

To celebrate World Books Day, that was on April 23, AXN and Sony PIX are showcasing an exclusive line up of movies and shows this month — starting May 3, every Friday 1pm onwards. The catch? The co...
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Books  /  Published 04.05.19

Ira Mukhoty on retelling history the right way

Sit with author Ira Mukhoty for a few minutes, and you’re sure to get transported to another century, a different era. t2oS caught up with Ira for an exclusive chat during the Jaipur Literature Fest...
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Books  /  Published 04.05.19

Tishani Doshi on her literary journey

There is a lilting quality to your prose, reminiscent of poetry, especially when you draw upon metaphors. Is that conscious or is that the unconscious poet in you?I like language and I’m interested ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 18.04.19

Kanishk Tharoor opens up about his literary influences

We caught up with author Kanishk Tharoor right after his session with 2017 Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead, at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at the Diggi Palace. “Colson is somebody I admire...
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Books  /  Published 14.03.19

Don't follow the crowd: Writer Reni Eddo-Lodge

So why are you no longer talking about race with white people?Well, I think I tried to adequately explain my position in the book… beginning with the blog post that I wrote about five years ago.What...
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Books  /  Published 09.03.19

Ben Okri on his ‘unavoidably’ political poems

We are at the Jaipur Literature Festival being held at Diggi Palace. It’s a bitterly cold afternoon in Jaipur. We find Ben Okri — who won the Man Booker Prize in 1991 for his book The Famished Roa...
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