Author Interview
People  /  Published 06.07.22

There is no definition of 'Who is a Parsi?': Prochy N. Mehta

In her latest book ‘Who is a Parsi?’ author Prochy N. Mehta studies the Parsi community and focuses on the rights and privileges of women.  In an exclusive video interview with My Ko...
By Karo Christine Kumar

People  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata is intense and elegant, welcoming and charming: Paulina Wilk

Even though she is presently on vacation in Kolkata, Paulina cannot help observing and analysing everything around her. “The other day I watched a driver unpack the engine of an Ambassador. He w...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 23.05.22

‘My characters have small successes… and the agency to step from fear to fearlessness’

Many of your stories in this book are cliffhangers. While you have kept the endings open to interpretation, there would be many who would seek closure of characters and their lives. Can they expect a ...
By Hritam Mukherjee

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

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


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