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Biography
Books  /  Published 06.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

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By Vaasanthi in

Books  /  Published 13.03.20

The great Mughal's reign of light

“His Majesty Jalal al-Din Muhammad Akbar Padshah commanded,” so records Bayazid Bayat in 1587, “that any servants of court who had a taste for history should write.” His favourite aunt, Gulbad...
By Sugata Bose in

Books  /  Published 25.02.20

A book on Irrfan Khan

The new generation of audiences evidently values content over star quotient and acting over socially approved “good” looks. Probably that is the reason why we have stars like Ayushmann Khurrana, R...
By Shreya Basu Roy in

Books  /  Published 14.02.20

More shades than one

These are fraught times. Interestingly, the Constitution has become a powerful emblem of protest. Perceived as the ultimate saviour, “We, the people of India” have embraced it in a remarkable show...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 03.01.20

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Love

In the first quarter of the 20th century, perhaps no other wedding gained so much attention as that of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley. The marriage of Queen Victoria’s grandson on Tuesday,...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 27.12.19

The page turners of 2019: Biography

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and his Last Muse by Andrea di Robilant, AtlanticAndrea di Robilant explores how Ernest Hemingway’s works drew on his own experiences and interactions with people ...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 18.12.19

‘Quite enjoyed being candid’: Viswanathan Anand

When I won it for the first time (a World Championship), it was a big weight off my shoulder. But strangely enough, it was the first time I experienced how empty you can feel after you have won someth...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Entertainment  /  Published 30.07.19

Hard (work) to be Bad Man

Bollywood Bad Man, Gulshan Grover, who has lasted more than four decades in Bollywood and Hollywood, recently released his biography. Bad Man, the biography, he says is to inspire people and youngster...
By Shama Bhagat in

Books  /  Published 31.05.19

Thomas Hardy: Relevant through the ages

Works of literature are often shaped as much by their authors’ intentions as the times in which they are produced. Curiously, Thomas Hardy’s works have remained relevant through the ages. Critics ...
By Kamalika Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.19

Book on ‘ambulance’ dada

A journalist-turned-social entrepreneur has started working on the biography of a tea garden worker who tuned his two-wheeler into an “ambulance” to hospitalise patients in remote areas of the Doo...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


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