July 11, 2020

Sunil Sethi

  • Kashmir Diary
    Kashmir Diary

    Pahalgam has always seemed to me the ­archetype of a one-horse town—a Hollywood studio of fake shop fronts...

  • Ink, Mortar And Canon
    Ink, Mortar And Canon

    A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

  • ‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’
    ‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’

    The 57-year-old novelist talks about the movements in history and his life that shape his work.

  • When Babuji Went Too Fast
    When Babuji Went Too Fast

    The book’s milieu is that murky labyrinth of lost files, ministry corridors reeking of urinals, bribes, and...

  • Ballad Of A Broken String
    Ballad Of A Broken String

    A post-Partition torpor marks time for the sole occupants of a kotha and an akhara. A work of crisp magic.

  • On Making A Mind Map Of The Rough Art Of Murder
    On Making A Mind Map Of The Rough Art Of Murder

    A light is shone on the lurid details of Neeraj Grover’s murder—an Indian foray into Capote-Ellroy...

  • Western Disturbances
    Western Disturbances

    Jhabvala’s patient, conservative art takes in rich America, showbiz, India in ways sparkling and sedate

  • View From An Eyrie
    View From An Eyrie

    A first novel’s portrayal of tribal life in Balochistan and NWFP, one of casual bloodshed and deprivation,...

  • Travels In Hyper Reality
    Travels In Hyper Reality

    An exceptional first novel, which leaves the reader to decide where facts lie and the fiction rings true

  • Neapolitan Niceties
    Neapolitan Niceties

    Diva's new attitude lies in a juice and smoothie bar and a well-priced deli—with fresh pasta, grilled...

  • Hoarding Secrets
    Hoarding Secrets

    Pop, art, sociology...the film poster is B’wood’s abiding subplot

  • Wages Of Whimsy
    Wages Of Whimsy

    The tributes of wealth and a luminous beauty couldn’t keep Leela Naidu from her steady courting of failure

  • Pakistan Diary
    Pakistan Diary

    One accurate indicator of the current state of India-Pakistan relations is levels of cellphone connectivity....

  • Man At The Art Market
    Man At The Art Market

    Colonial India’s pre-eminent image-maker led a chequered life and experimented ceaselessly

  • A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009
    A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

    Outlook asked an eminent panel of writers and critics to come up with their choice of the best books of 2009...

  • The Idol Thief Of Khagaul
    The Idol Thief Of Khagaul

    London’s toasting different avatars of Indian art this season

  • The Art Of Being Radiant
    The Art Of Being Radiant

    Unlike Leela Naidu, Gayatri Devi’s appeal rests on more than mere pulchritude

  • A Book Of Life Through The Cracking Glass
    A Book Of Life Through The Cracking Glass

    Piquant stories from feudalism's fading, twilight world and retainers who swirl about, for profit or loss

  • Fly On The Chandelier
    Fly On The Chandelier

    The Indian drawing room has been caught between heirlooms and handlooms, cut glass and plate glass,...

  • Tilt The World
    Tilt The World

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