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I Call Myself A Feminist by Victoria Pepe et al
Essays by young feminists speak true, but could have spoken sharper
Reviewed by Lopa Ghosh
Magazine | Feb 15, 2016
Bloodshed In Punjab by G.S. Chawla
A timely reminder of political intrigues that play out in the national capital.
Reviewed by Uttam Sengupta
Magazine | Feb 15, 2016
Eat Dust: Mining And Greed In Goa by Hartman de Souza
A love letter written in blood to a land ravaged by mining companies
Reviewed by Prerna Singh Bindra
Magazine | Feb 08, 2016
Suchitra Sen: The Legend And The Enigma by Shoma A. Chatterji
Not an eulogy of Sen and refrains from elaborating on the many controversies in which she was involved.
Reviewed by Amitava Nag
Magazine | Feb 08, 2016
Conflict Communication: Chronicles Of a Communicator by I. Ramamohan Rao
A former career communicator’s book must be culled for tips by the PMO
Reviewed by Krishna Prasad
Magazine | Feb 01, 2016
Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite Film Roles Of Soumitra Chatterjee by Amitava Nag
A valuable insight into the technique and work of a consummate artiste
Reviewed by Sathya Saran
Magazine | Feb 01, 2016
For King And Another Country: Indian Soldiers On The Western Front 1914-18 by Shrabani Basu
A new history does justice to Indian troops’ sacrifices on the Western Front
Reviewed by Hardeep S. Puri
Magazine | Jan 25, 2016
Darjeeling: A History Of The World’s Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler
A well-scripted account of the inception of tea gardens of Darjeeling
Reviewed by Rajah Banerjee
Magazine | Jan 25, 2016
This Unquiet Land: Stories From India’s Fault Lines by Barkha Dutt
Impeccable legwork, sensitivity are the hallmarks of Barkha Dutt’s career
Reviewed by Dileep Padgaonkar
Magazine | Jan 18, 2016
Friends In Wild Places: Birds, Beasts And Other Companions by Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond's meanderings through the hills and valleys of Dehra and various encounters with animals.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Jan 18, 2016
India-Myanmar Relations: Changing Countours by Rajiv Bhatia
Myanmar is on the brink of change. How will it affect ties with India?
Reviewed by V.S. Seshadri
Magazine | Dec 28, 2015
Kalkatta by Kunal Basu
Perhaps requires something of Narcopolis’s high on opium poetry or a touch of Toby Belch
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Dec 28, 2015
Philip Larkin: Life, Art And Love by James Booth
A Larkin biography tries to clear his many warts collected over time
Reviewed by Satish Padmanabhan
Magazine | Dec 21, 2015
Kanan Devi: The First Superstar Of Indian Cinema by Mekhala Sengupta
An engrossing biography on Kanan Devi whose early years are shrouded in mystery.
Reviewed by Bhaichand Patel
Magazine | Dec 21, 2015
Bread Beauty Revolution by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Not only in movies, K.A. Abbas lives on through his crisp, limpid prose
Reviewed by Sathya Saran
Magazine | Dec 14, 2015
Rungli Rungliot by Rumer Godden
Reads like a loose collection of snippets, but Godden was in actuality writing notes to herself rather than putting together any kind of narrative flow.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Dec 14, 2015
Rebooting India: Realising A Billion Aspirations by Nandan Nilekani & Viral Shah
With a call for governpreneurship, Nilekani hopes for a truly Digital India
Reviewed by Srivatsa Krishna
Magazine | Dec 07, 2015
Chillies And Porridge: Writing Food by Mita Kapur
In a sense, these happen to be love stories involving strange encounters with food.
Reviewed by Geeta Doctor
Magazine | Dec 07, 2015
Summer Requiem by Vikram Seth
Seth returns with melancholy, longing, homage and a light tread on politics
Reviewed by Sudeep Sen
Magazine | Nov 30, 2015
A Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The book stops for a moment, allowing the reader to think everything is over and then starts it again...
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Nov 30, 2015

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