North East  /  Published 06.01.20

Gift books instead of flowers, says DC

Welcome your guests with books, and no longer with bouquets.This is the message Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills deputy commissioner Swapnil Tembe conveyed to his subordinates on Monday.In a letter to hi...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Entertainment  /  Published 28.12.19

The ultimate geeky wish

No other place in Delhi would have been safer than the NSIC Exhibition Ground in Okhla from 21-23 December with an umpteen number of superheroes gathered under one proverbial roof to celebrate a geeky...
By in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 08.12.19

Forget reading, just listen

Audiobooks may have been around for years, but it is only now that they have suddenly become so popular as to pose a serious challenge to e-books. Youngsters too prefer audiobooks for their dose of fi...
By Surit Doss in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.19

Read books & get free brew

For long, the idea of erudition to any college-going Calcuttan would have been reading books — preferably from outside the curriculum — at least before smart phones began to take over all their at...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

World  /  Published 22.11.19

Prequel to A Woman of Substance

Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford has announced she is writing a prequel to her first and best-known novel, A Woman of Substance, which she once said had been ripped off by an Indian TV comp...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 16.11.19

William Dalrymple: An adda on anarchy

As I wait for William Dalrymple by the poolside of the elegant Taj Bengal to talk about The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, I rummage through memorie...
By Debanjan Chakrabarti in

Books  /  Published 01.11.19

Books now compete with films in terms of storytelling

Some matches are made in heaven; some others in publishing houses. Pairing up an author with the right illustrator can conjure up a magic that breathes life into books where words fall short. The part...
By Kamalika Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

An Adrenaline rush that's not enough

The village of the indomitable Gauls — by Toutatis! — is under attack. But it is not cunning Caesar and his legionnaires who are rampaging across the village. Lo and behold, it is a woman, who, ru...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

Veronica and Betty have moved on

Sir — Rumour has it that Archie, the teenage heartthrob, is set to lose his crown. The two girls who have been vying for his attention have apparently moved on. Betty and Veronica, whose inimitable ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.19

The joy of science fiction

My Kindle app is a grid of coloured icons the size of postage stamps. Each icon is a science fiction novel. Over the years, I’ve read so much SF that literary fiction sometimes seems like a niche ge...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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