Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Vita: More than Virginia Woolf's muse

Vita, author and scion of the Sackville dynasty in Knole, Kent, wrote a biography of Joan of Arc in 1936. Fiery, courageous and uncompromising, St Joan, dressed in men’s clothing and armour, showed ...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.19

The future of science fiction in India

The story, “The City of Silence”, by the Chinese author of science fiction, Ma Boyong, presents the vision of an Orwellian future, where all forms of communication are strictly controlled by a tot...
By Shruti Sonal

Entertainment  /  Published 19.03.20

Arati Kadav on exploring sci-fi with Cargo

Fascinated by the science-fiction genre ever since she was a kid, Arati Kadav has received accolades for her maiden feature film Cargo. The sci-fi film that stars Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi, h...
By Priyanka Roy

Books  /  Published 21.12.18

Aatish Taseer's Benares is more than a cliche

On one of his visits to Benares, Aatish Taseer is dazzled by the sight of scholars conducting an academic conversation in fluent Sanskrit. In The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges, the lan...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 17.12.18

Writer Zac O’Yeah picks 8 bewildering mysteries

For Bread AloneFor Bread Alone by Mohammed Choukri is set in Tangier of the 1950s – when it was known as the International Zone, where foreign writers flocked to write exotic novels and the town was...
By Zac O’Yeah


Books  /  Published 26.12.19

The page turners of 2019: Fiction

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie, Hamish HamiltonRushdie turns the idea of the quixotic quest on its head in this layered novel. The knight errant loses his mind watching TV and sets off across America wit...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Portrait of the artist as a traveller

The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas By Nienke Denekamp and René van Blerk with Teio Meedendorp, Yale/Van Gogh Museum, $22.50...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 19.04.19

Novoneel Chakraborty on his new book

Novoneel Chakraborty’s latest novel Half Torn Hearts (Penguin) — a self-confessed semi-autobiographical book — is a coming-of-age tale of three individuals coming to terms with their first loss....
By Ushnota Paul

Books  /  Published 18.04.19

Books waiting to be rediscovered

Concealed in the shadows of old Barcelona and situated at the crossroads of memory and time lies a vast subterranean library of labyrinthine corridors, intricate passageways, spiralling arches and cur...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Theatre fires Palestine's cultural resistance

The first section introduces Juliano Mer Khamis and his mother, Arna, who, in spite of their Israeli past, were the primary players in inspiring a movement of challenge/resistance in the Israeli-occup...
By Abhijit Sen


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