Book Review
Books  /  Published 04.09.20

The wonder world of animal behaviour

The resultant trivia is not trivial. Even the discerning human may not know that the octopus is allergic to canoodling, simply because the males can end up as a tasty treat for the larger, aggressive ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 04.09.20

Notes from the ground: The Naxal story

Politics and violence apart, Bhardwaj’s ringside view also provides interesting anecdotes that bring out the reach of cricket and Patanjali products in areas where the government itself is yet t...
By Anita Joshua in

Books  /  Published 28.08.20

Cressida Cowell on penning How to Train Your Dragon series

What do you think lies behind the enduring appeal of the books and subsequently the films? I think the relationships in the series, whether it’s with the father or with the dragon, is what appe...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Books  /  Published 28.08.20

Secret horrors from 1940's Singapore

Lee’s nuanced storyline remarkably blends historical facts, epistles, family history and fiction to provide rare insights into the traumatic experience of comfort women during the Second World W...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 28.08.20

What the new education policy does not say

The irony is that the globalized economy, which is responsible for the impoverishment of rural communities necessitating migration, may also create newer employment opportunities for the migrants. It ...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 28.08.20

Pilgrims’ progress: English forefathers of the States

Turner’s book alternately affirms and challenges both critics and devotees of the Pilgrim Fathers. He prods his readers to reflect on the reasons why we need to retrieve Plymouth Colony from bot...
By Madhumita Mazumdar in

Books  /  Published 21.08.20

Lingering questions: Middle Class, Media and Modi

Prabhu, of course, is aware of the differences. This is why he reminds us that the middle class is not a monolith and that there are different kinds, such as the Bengali middle class, Dalit middle cla...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Books  /  Published 21.08.20

Stratford: fact and fiction meet

With her dowry, Agnes is seen to be making a disadvantageous marriage, for the ‘Latin tutor’ of her stepbrothers has no clear future. He is uninterested in his father’s trade; beside...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 19.08.20

Anand Neelakantan: taking forward the Bahubali universe

On religion… Religions have been used by most rulers to control the people. It was true thousands of years ago and is now. Why? Because it doesn’t require any proof, only emotions and em...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 14.08.20

Rajiv: death of a vision

In the international arena, his relations with the Pakistan premier, Benazir Bhutto, the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Chinese strongman, Deng Xiaoping, reveal the astonishing rapport he h...
By Raziuddin Aquil in


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