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Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Classics that redefine freedom

The year 2020 has increasingly been about an ever-growing list of sacrificed freedoms, to fight a pandemic. And much like every other privilege or lack thereof, these sacrifices have been subjective. ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Nine books fresh off the press

Different readers, different reading styles — we absolutely agree. While some love to deep dive into old classics, revisiting moments that have absolutely kneaded their insides, some never look ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 09.08.20

A cosy list of monsoon reads

The monsoon winds have been blowing all over the country the past few week. But now, the monsoon is truly upon us. News has started pouring in of the havoc the rain has been causing all across. Whethe...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.20

Book worms: E-books during Covid-19

The e-book publishing business boomed during the pandemic. This week, the New York Public Library said that Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 29.07.20

Busting mythology myths with Devdutt Pattanaik

At a time when history is often tweaked to suit a skewed narrative, Devdutt Pattanaik is a mythologist who tells the stories of our scriptures in their truest form and hopes that people learn from the...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 29.07.20

Perumal Murugan and Nandini Krishnan on Estuary

Perumal Murugan, the sublime writer of fiction in Tamil and the creator of award-winning works like Poonachi (translated by N. Kalyan Raman) and Madhurobhagan (One Part Woman; translated by Aniruddhan...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.07.20

Booksellers unite to make changes

The great lockdown of 2020 has meant a lot of different things for different people. Some have suffered while some have tried to overcome the obstacles that have plagued them for a while, which they c...
By Shrestha Saha in

People  /  Published 04.04.20

Shashi Tharoor on being a man of letters above everything else

Out of the barrage of blistering Tweets that Shashi Tharoor encounters on a daily basis, his son Ishaan calling him out “in front of the world” for being a “lackadaisical boomer” (in a Tweet d...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 26.10.18

We must focus on politics: JCB winner Benyamin

A translated work of fiction — Malayalam author Benyamin’s Jasmine Days — has won the first JCB Prize for Literature and a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh. It’s been translated to English by Shahnaz ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 19.03.20

An evening with Ruskin Bond

If you have grown up as an ardent reader, you’ve more than likely been a Ruskin Bond fan as well. Perhaps India’s most-loved children’s author, Bond was at the Storyteller Bookstore, VIP Bazaar,...
By Vedant Karia in


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