West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.19

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

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

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

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

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


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

Culture  /  Published 11.10.18

Unauthorised biographer unearths Bolly secrets

Years ago, as a Bollywood-obsessed teenager, I realised books on popular Hindi film actors offered only sanitised versions of their widely reported lives. When I set out to write about stars, I wanted...
By Yasser Usman

Books  /  Published 03.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

By Vaasanthi


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