Book Excerpt
People  /  Published 29.11.22

An excerpt from Ashok S. Ganguly’s ‘Afterness: Home and Away’

Of Calcutta in the 1970s with its unions, strikes and volatility...
By Ashok S. Ganguly

Lifestyle  /  Published 23.11.22

The Hunter of Lalbazar’: A fast-paced thriller about crime, police corruption and the role of politicians

An excerpt from retired journalist and author Suhit Sen’s latest novel...
By Suhit Sen

Entertainment  /  Published 10.11.22

Aparna Sen’s world as a filmmaker

Satyajit Ray read the short story Sen had written and suggested that she turn it into a film...
By Entertainment Web Desk in Calcutta

Lifestyle  /  Published 09.11.22

Love it, watch it, can’t play it well enough…the great paradox of Indian football

‘Awakening the Blue Tigers’ unearths insights into the beautiful game in India...
By Neel Shah and Gaurav Gala

Lifestyle  /  Published 05.11.22

Barry O’Brien shares excerpts from The Anglo-Indians: A Portrait Of A Community

'While those of other communities stayed home, the Anglo-Indian woman stepped out of hers with a handbag full of courage and a demeanour of confidence, to earn an honest living'...
By Barry O’Brien


Lifestyle  /  Published 18.10.22

FIFA World Cup stories: Peruvian prayers, Luis Suarez’s madness and Paul the predictor

A new book compiles hundreds of fascinating tales about the most fascinating sports competition on the planet...
By Luciano Wernicke

Culture  /  Published 16.10.22

War without end

The author, a prolific Russophile, mulls the trajectory of the fighting over Ukraine...
By Orlando Figes

Lifestyle  /  Published 12.10.22

'No Way In': Questions of inequality and identity in modern India

An excerpt from writer and former business journalist Udayan Mukherjee's third novel...
By Udayan Mukherjee

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.10.22

‘An American Girl’ on Kolkata’s Durga Puja

An excerpt from author Wendy Doniger’s ‘An American Girl in India: Letters and Recollections 1963–64’...
By Wendy Doniger

Places  /  Published 12.09.22

A. Tosh & Sons: A 125-year-old story of a rebellion and a founder who tea-med with courage

An excerpt from ‘Heritage Retailers of Calcutta: 1785 to 1950’...
By Ashish J. Sanyal


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