Book Review
Books  /  Published 01.10.20

Biting wit

Lal-Kalo, the only children’s book written by Bose, counted as the father of Indian psychoanalysis, first appeared in print in 1930. It is indeed a happy occasion that such a book has been trans...
By Indrapramit Roy in

Books  /  Published 24.09.20

Falling apart: Musings on existential crisis

But one wonders how much Covid-19 would have mattered to Ord. He sees humanity standing on the precipice, staring at its own possible extinction across a large arc of time. Small units of time, like t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Books  /  Published 24.09.20

Lest we remember

Databases, first set up and then commandeered by the Memory Police, become a new source of terror. Such commandeering is often shrugged off by citizens: there is an ease or even a determination with w...
By Sajni Mukherji in

Books  /  Published 24.09.20

The sacrosanct in a new light

Backed by important insights from psychologists and neurophysicists, Armstrong advocates the integration of the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. She justly points out that even modern educ...
By Annie Kunnath in

Books  /  Published 21.09.20

Books scheduled for 2021 that have us excited

Some of us have cancelled 2020 in our minds and become prone to imagining a time ‘when all of this is over’, effortlessly. Since the mind is already wandering into 2021, why not add a list...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

The essays, read in connection, reveal a capillary network of power, labour, violence and profit, which produces a discourse about the ‘environment’. The idea of ‘civic solidarities&...
By Hia Sen in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

As an insider, Thant’s account of the country since 2010 tries to challenge the simplistic approach that has dogged much of the international analysis of contemporary Myanmar: that Aung San Suu ...
By Larry Jagan   in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

Commentaries on contemporary India

Edited by Saurabh Kirpal; Hachette India; Rs 699 There is a discernible amplification of feminist urban voices because of social media, fuelled by the need to learn and unlearn to be socially resp...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

The stubborn stain of patriarchy

This explains the rather enthusiastic endorsement by Scott of Avon, a global cosmetics company, that relies on person-to-person or door-to-door sales by its individual franchisees that has apparently ...
By Jayati Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

Soul lessons from an once 20-something self

Desperate to step out of the “skin of known associations”, sort out conflicting priorities and escape to another version of reality, Manjula rationalizes her desire for Piet and the need t...
By Sonia Sahoo in


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