Books  /  Published 04.02.22

Doomsday dissected

Book name: The Nutmeg’s Curse: PARABLES FOR A PLANET IN CRISIS Author: Amitav Ghosh Publisher, price: Allen Lane, Rs 599 Amitav Ghosh’s latest non-fiction is a brilliant read. It i...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Books  /  Published 31.12.21

Page Turners of 2021: Fiction

While remaining true to the original saga, the narrative style in this retelling is typically debonair, erudite and urbane. Stephen Fry infuses Homer’s version with elements of Virgil’s Ae...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 31.12.21

Page turners of 2021: Non-fiction

Packing in complex layers of political theory, legal discourse and forensic technicalities, The Truth Machines’ exhaustive documentation and new frameworks expose the “scaffold of rule of ...
By The Telegraph

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.12.21

Non-fiction reads of 2021

8. My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future by Indra Nooyi (Hachette India) When the first woman of colour to lead a Fortune 50 company writes about her life, you listen! In her memoir, Nooyi wh...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 24.12.21

Liquid grace

Unfolding over roughly the span of a year and moving back and forth in time as events or people or things unlock the narrator’s memories, this is a work that defies easy categorization. At one l...
By Samantak Das


Books  /  Published 24.12.21

A saint revisited

Significantly, Agrawal not only explores the words and lines of the Kabir archives but examines and provides fresh meaning to those of his disciples too — for instance, Anantdas. The author deli...
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Books  /  Published 24.12.21

Breaking the code of silence

Ah, but if only the world would follow the dictates of Enlightenment philosophers! ‘I scroll, therefore I am’ loses its lustre when real life shows up, knocks the phone from your hands and...
By Rimi B. Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 24.12.21

Conflict and consciousness

In terms of technique, A Passage North plays a risky game that pays off for the most part. It is written as free, indirect discourse and, in close to its three hundred pages, there is no rep...
By Sujaan Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 19.12.21

Pin-up, chin-up

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 17.12.21

That irrepressible, luminous lady

At least three extraordinary individuals may be said to have substantially contributed to the making of Zohra, the artist and the human being, her forceful attitudes and her never-say-die aspirations....
By Vidyarthy Chatterjee


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