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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

Culture  /  Published 30.05.20

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...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 02.02.19

Simon Sebag Montefiore doesn't serve history cold

Montefiore is a super prolific writer. He is also part of the UK power set with a Royal connection. His in-laws, the Palmer-Tomkinsons, are friends of Prince Charles — skiing companions according to...
By Upala Sen

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...
By Ushnota Paul

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...
By Ushnota Paul


Books  /  Published 09.02.19

Why Yann Martel relies on animal characters

His most famed work, Life of Pi (2001), which won him the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the following year, was conceptualised while he was sitting on a rock in Matheran (in Maharashtra), on one of his...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 29.06.19

Back to the future: Amitav Ghosh on his new book

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The great responsibility of fiction versus fiction as escapism\u201cFiction is anything but escapism. Look at the works of Victor Hugo \u2014 that is gritty realism if ...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 27.04.19

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

Books  /  Published 07.11.18

Anita Nair holds her breath when she writes

By Vedant Karia

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...
By Ushnota Paul


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