Books  /  Published 03.03.21

Greenlights is no ordinary memoir

In a scene from We Are Marshall (2006), Matthew McConaughey tells a packed room of journalists “If it’s a miracle you are looking for, you gotta keep looking” and Greenlights (Hachet...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 08.01.21

Frida: matters of the heart

Love, infidelities, reassuring friendships, betrayals — both of love and friendship — mark Frida’s time in Paris. Andre Bréton’s enthusiasm about exhibiting her art when...
By Durba Basu in

Books  /  Published 01.01.21

Devaki Jain: a luminescent life

Not all of these experiences were positive. There are shocking details of sexual harassment that she faced as a student at Oxford at the hands of a famous economist. She does not name him but he is no...
By Jayati Ghosh in

Arts  /  Published 18.11.20

The Obama playlist decoded

By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 28.10.20

Matthew McConaughey on a life worth chronicling

Sometimes McConaughey dispenses wisdom in miniature pearls, like the beloved bumper stickers he has reproduced throughout the book that sport pithy phrases like “Educate before you indict,&rdquo...
By Dave Itzkoff in


Books  /  Published 02.10.20

Room with a view

Bolton’s disclosures reveal the shocking vacuity and moral bankruptcy in the upper echelons of global power. The list of disclosures is long: the failure to oust Nicolás Maduro in Venezue...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

Soul lessons from an once 20-something self

Desperate to step out of the “skin of known associations”, sort out conflicting priorities and escape to another version of reality, Manjula rationalizes her desire for Piet and the need t...
By Sonia Sahoo in

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

By Shantanu Datta in

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

The year of stellar memoirs and biographies

Dare not Linger: The Presidential YearsBy Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, Published by MacmillanBased on Mandela’s own writings, this volume is a testimony to his commitment, vision and ideas. Howe...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.19

The printed book: the comeback of the century

Not long ago I found myself inside the hushed and high-vaulted interior of a nursing home for geriatric books, in the forgotten city of St.-Omer, France. Running my white-gloved hands over the pages o...
By Timothy Egan / New York Times News Service in


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