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Books  /  Published 03.12.21

Maydays, past and present

Besides the Introduction and Conclusion, the volume is divided into 11 chapters. Chapter 8, “The Fractal Geometry of Disaster”, is the most readable, the narrative riveting and the details...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

A city visible but unseen

My favourite portion of the book remains the strolling, walking, imaginations of Zap, criss-crossing the city, savouring its sights and sounds, and making them part of his guidebooks. The difference b...
By Nandini Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

Timeless chains

Although the second storyline is less gripping than that of Mehar, Sunjeev Sahota uses subtle hints to establish that even after 70 years, not much has changed when it comes to women’s desires a...
By Rashi Bhargava

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

The hope of emancipation

Struggling against degradations, Caleb enters into an uneasy truce with his father and joins the commune farm with the brothers. However, after his personal dignity is savaged by his lover and he is a...
By Sharmila Purkayastha

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

Gold without glitter

I argue that Neil is not the central character in the book. It is really a natural extension of the story of Anita’s mother, Anjali, who grew up in Mumbai with her own floundering, non-achiever ...
By Sajni Mukherji

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Books  /  Published 26.11.21

The long road to equality

The author also brings out the hitherto overlooked tension between women’s right to inherit property, which she analyses in the context of family, and the larger understanding of gender justice ...
By Urvashi Sarkar

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

Everest beckons

Although mountain-dwellers would probably disagree with this unilateral depiction of “mankind”, Storti lays a finger on how advances in mountaineering in Europe, allied with the colonialis...
By Amit R. Baishya

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

America’s wonder years

How was this glory birthed? Menand is pragmatic, if not disillusioned. It was neither by sheer talent nor inordinate luck; they owed much of their spectacular fame and triumph in the worlds of art to ...
By Brinda Bose

Books  /  Published 21.11.21

An offer and a gentleman

Riva Razdan is a New York University graduate and currently working as a screenwriter and author based in Mumbai. Her debut novel Arzu was published by Hachette India in 2021 ...
By Riva Razdan

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Man beats machine

Thus, Larson contends, AI may be a useful and sophisticated tool to perform a wide variety of functions but it can take all of us this far and no further. He firmly believes that AI is “both bad...
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta


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