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


Education  /  Published 28.07.20

Lockdown mantra

Every day, they spend over four hours on social media after online classes. No, they are not just looking for new friends but learning how to cultivate an alternative career. Post the pandemic, there...
By Chandreyee Ghose

Books  /  Published 04.07.20

Pulitzer: win for Andrew Greer

Andrew Sean Greer knew he wanted to be a writer when he was 10 years old, writing a self-illustrated book for a class assignment. In 2018, he came out with his book Less, a comic tale of a 49-year-old...
By Shrestha Saha

People  /  Published 23.11.19

Shot In The Dark

The occasion is the 50th anniversary of Satyajit Ray’s film adaptation of Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen. The documentary being screened is not on the writer, nor the director, nor any of the actors — al...
By Paromita Sen

People  /  Published 13.07.19

We used to be so poor that rice was a luxury: Nalini Bera

Nalini Bera was awarded the Ananda Purashkar in 2019 for his novel, Subarnarenu Subarnarekha. The work is important for two reasons. First, it tells the stories of the most backward people of Bengal ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 31.01.19

I am Jeffrey Archer: Author to vendor

All-time favourite novel The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas). Marvellous piece of storytelling. Close behind would be Stefan Zweig's Beware of Pity. Favourite novel written by you... Th...
By Ushnota Paul


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