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People  /  Published 09.05.22

‘Nobody can tell a new story… all we can do is present an old story with fresh meanings’

We are increasingly seeing youngsters gravitate towards English literature at the expense of their mother tongue, including Bengali. Even though English is the world’s lingua franca, it does not...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 06.05.22

Salman’s celeb status supersedes his skills as an actor at this point: Devapriya Sanyal

Salman Khan: The Man, The Actor, The Legend was published by Bloomsbury India in January 2022. Buy the book here. ...
By Upasya Bhowal

People  /  Published 05.04.22

If you have to understand Hinduism, you can’t do it through Hindutva: Devdutt Pattanaik

As for Hindutva, it’s a word that was invented in 1894 by a Bengali gentleman called Chandranath Basu. Before the 1890s, Hindutva didn’t exist, just as Hinduism didn’t exist semantic...
By Priyam Marik

Entertainment  /  Published 05.04.22

Anthony Horowitz gets candid

Anthony Horowitz is no stranger to fans of mystery and suspense. A prolific writer for both young adult and adult readers — think The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, the play Min...
By Priyanka Roy 

People  /  Published 15.02.22

I have had an interest in eccentric foreigners who worked in India: Ramachandra Guha

If you were in charge of deciding how history is taught in India, would you change anything?  I’d be disastrous! I would make a very bad dictator or administrator (laughs). I am very much ...
By Samhita Chakraborty

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People  /  Published 14.02.22

This novel was written in anguish: Kunal Basu

What do you think Kolkata should hold on to, and what should change? Kolkata should hold on to its wonderful culture of inclusiveness. The culture of inclusiveness which is in our social life, in the...
By Samhita Chakraborty

People  /  Published 08.02.22

Bitfulness is mindfulness in the digital world: Nandan Nilekani & Tanuj Bhojwani

NN: Primarily, we think that the digital challenge is something people can overcome, not by will power but through smart use of systems. We can also be hopeful once we realise that we need both indivi...
By Priyam Marik

Books  /  Published 08.02.22

Tusshar Kapoor on his book The Bachelor Dad: My Journey to Fatherhood and More

Actor and producer Tusshar Kapoor made news when he decided to opt for surrogacy and became a single father to his son Laksshya. The emotionally tough process has now been documented by him in the boo...
By Shrestha Saha

People  /  Published 01.02.22

Author Saikat Majumdar on the makings of his book ‘The Middle Finger’

Saikat Majumdar’s new novel, The Middle Finger, is the story of a teacher’s relationship with her students in India and with her own professor in the US. Power hierarchies blur as both stu...
By Ruchira Gupta

Books  /  Published 03.01.22

Mridula Ramesh gets candid about her book

Mridula Ramesh ran out of water in her home in Madurai and that singular incident gave rise to a chain of actions that has now led us to a definitive book on the water crisis in India –– W...
By Shrestha Saha


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