Mark Twain
Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Would you like your desk to be empty or full today?

It is possible that Sherlock Holmes would take out his violin and play, what Watson calls, “sonorous”, “melancholy” chords on May 10 every year. For today, Holmes would remember with a shudder...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

Intriguing dedications

Book dedication was a concept in vogue in 18th century England when the idea of ‘patronage’ enticed the writing community. Authors wrote dedications in their books praising their patrons in order ...
By Priyanka Roy (intern) in

Books  /  Published 05.03.20

The day Truman Capote got gored by Vidal

The 21st-century devil — Meryl Streep acted as one — may wear Prada. But the original Beelzebub loves sporting those good old horns. What’s more, on March 8 — celebrated as ‘Be Nasty Day’ ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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