West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Taslima: FB declared me dead twice

Taslima Nasreen, the Bangladeshi writer in exile for around 27 years, on Thursday said she had found herself “dead” twice in two days on Facebook following a suspected cyber-attack by &ldq...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Lifestyle  /  Published 13.01.22

Shashi Deshpande's new book mirrors a fresh new perspective on life and reading

Shashi Deshpande, in the course of her decades-long career, has written 11 novels, two crime novellas, few short story collections, a book of essays and four children’s books. She is the recipie...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 28.10.21

Manu Pillai, the wonderkid of history

Luckily, for Pillai, he had stumbled in his youth on a relatively neglected sector of Indian history. Nehru detested the rajas and dismissed them as relics of the past and his daughter Indira Gandhi h...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.21

Rewriting fairytales: in feminist light

Once upon a time, there was a woman with a story to tell. Along came a man, rewrote her stories, and sold it to the public as his own. Research on the provenance of fairytales by Ruth B. Bottigheimer ...
By The Editorial Board

Style  /  Published 15.07.21

Past forward

For me, my enterprise had to be an extension of myself and the products had to reflect the same essence too. And so came about the label, House of Badnore, Badnore being our ancestral place in Rajasth...
By Archana Kumari Singh


Food  /  Published 06.03.21

So, who’s cooking?

Some years ago, I was asked by a well-meaning bunch of friends to help create a menu for what is known as ‘dude food’, basically things boys and men would like to eat on a night out with f...
By Vikas Kumar

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.02.21

Little magazines: one thought at a time

At a time, when the independence of the mainstream media is under question from several quarters, the little magazines -- small periodicals of serious, non commercial literary writing -- are emerging ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

People  /  Published 20.12.20

‘They are using Dalit votes for selfish ends’

The first time I saw Dalit feminist writer Kalyani Thakur Charal was at a seminar last year, on the sides of a film festival in Calcutta. The theme was representation of Dalit women in Bengali films a...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

World  /  Published 14.12.20

John le Carré no more, Smiley lives on

“Le Carré is still writing at something close to the top of his game,” Dwight Garner wrote in The New York Times Magazine, speaking of “A Delicate Truth” (2013), the aut...
By Sarah Lyall in London

Books  /  Published 28.07.20

Kritika Pandey on her short story prize

Jharkhand girl Kritika Pandey, a Pushcart-nominated writer and a graduate of the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, brought pride for every literature lover by winn...
By Hia Datta


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