Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Books  /  Published 09.07.21

Ripe metaphors

Outside Gabriel García Márquez’s old house in Aracataca hangs a sign bearing one of his famous quotes: “I came back to smell the guava.” The writer made this statement ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

Before one hundred years

Yet, for literature to be shaped, it had to be published first. “How can literature exist,” Llosa had once asked, “in countries where there are no publishing houses, where there are ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 10.12.20

Exploring facets of 1984 pogrom

What was your purpose behind writing this book? I didn’t want anybody to grow up thinking the Indian nation attacked the Sikhs or that Hindus attacked the Sikhs. Because that was simply not tru...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 26.07.19

The extraordinary life of Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude and its eventual popularity also changes Márquez the writer. He who had worked till that point in his life towards being mature enough to deliver this singular work that...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 23.03.20

Books to combat melancholia

The pandemic of 2020 has paralysed the world into a stupor and forced us to spend anxiety-filled days in isolation. In these troubled times, whether you binge-watch a show on Netflix or dust off the b...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 27.02.20

Stories rooted in reality

By Kamalika Basu

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Writers have something in common with the devil

Yet, somehow, it is more convenient to put Camus in a box and tag him as merely an existentialist and a lofty intellectual, labels that continue to define him in spite of his persistent disavowals. Bu...
By Kamalika Basu


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