Opinion  /  Published 07.03.21

Quiet revolutions

By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 06.03.21

Pushing the envelope

WATCHING: Schitt’s Creek  ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Education  /  Published 02.03.21

Booked Young

Self-publishing has made the publishing world democratic. Ten years ago, if you wanted a book out you sent your manuscript to the publishers and waited for them to get back. The latter, burdened with ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in

Books  /  Published 24.02.21

A Poet and a Diplomat

Focusing on the similarities between writing verse and drafting resolutions, Abhay pointed out how both activities require a careful calibration of words, an appreciation for ambiguity, precision and ...
By Priyam Marik in

Books  /  Published 18.02.21

Kunal Basu on politics and publishing

The political is always personal, especially for someone who has spent a considerable part of his life in the political cauldron of West Bengal. Born to parents who were ardent Communists, bilingual ...
By Priyam Marik in


Books  /  Published 04.02.21

Cohabiting with conflict

Dixit shared with the audience — a handful of them attended in person at Taj Bengal while a larger number tuned in remotely — how the people she has kept in touch with over the years from ...
By Priyam Marik in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 03.02.21

Book on Padma Shri ‘Ambulance Dada’

Known fondly to his villagers as “bike ambulance dada”, Karimul Hak, the man who has saved thousands of lives with his idea of motorbike ambulance, making immediate healthcare available to...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Heritage  /  Published 24.01.21

When the books left the building

At 8 o’clock on a pre-Covid Sunday morning, I walked into the National Library in Alipore in Calcutta. The reading room of the 180-year-old building was open to members although it was a holiday...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.01.21

Books help Jamtara turn a new leaf

The state government has been opening public libraries in villages of Jamtara district, which has won infamy for being the cybercrime capital of India, in an attempt to motivate the youth to take up s...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Books  /  Published 16.01.21

Queen of heart

Your Mistress of Spices has been made into a film and your other books have been adapted for plays. How do you feel when your book gets adapted to another form of art? I’m always excited in the...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta


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