Lifestyle  /  Published 05.03.22

A chat with Amitava Kumar about his ‘Writer Journal’

We asked author Amitava Kumar if he went back to read his own writings and he laughed and said maybe he shouldn’t be honest with his answer because the truth was that he sometimes really loved i...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 04.03.22

Many poets in one

Book: Pessoa: A Biography Author: Richard Zenith Publisher: Liveright Price: $40 In his novel, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1988), José Saramago imagines the Portuguese poet, Fern...
By Brinda Bose

Style  /  Published 24.02.22

Content creator only job on earth

Why is everyone a “content creator” now, asks Rebecca Jennings of The Goods. Why not “comedian” or “competitive dancer” or “aspiring actor”, she asks. &...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.22

The provincialism of great art can be hard to accept

When does an ethical anachronism churn guilt? When you enjoy an artwork with values that clash with those in which your body lives? But you’re also a creature of the present. You cannot but feel...
By Saikat Majumdar

Entertainment  /  Published 26.01.22

Blur man Damon Albarn tries to discredit Taylor Swift’s songwriting skills

Read this while listening to Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582. It was never meant to be a straightforward interview and it wasn’t. Damon Albarn in the chair, it turned out to be a boxin...
By Mathures Paul


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


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