October 17, 2019
the fully loaded magazine
Eat, Pray, Live
I, The Fierce Poseidon
An editor’s breakneck rise and fall inspires a good thriller, but a dig for moral treasures unearths embarrassments.
Oct 17, 2011
In God’s Name
So how would I describe this one? Like an old Ambassador car retro-fitted with a Suzuki engine perhaps
May 30, 2011
As a jury member of an award for the best translation, I plodded through a huge list of entries. My list of the best this year:
Dec 27, 2010
Manages to legitimise a new vocabulary emerging from the violent collision between Bharat and India that has all the promise of a new lingua franca
Nov 22, 2010
This remains an engaging account largely because the author does not load it with philosophical asides into the grim realities of politics-Indian ishtyle
Jun 14, 2010
Epic On Pillion
Go and immediately buy the book. It is a little gem.
Oct 12, 2009
The Masala Before The Tikka
A confident, cleverly constructed novel treads on no new ground, but promises much
Aug 31, 2009
A charming tale from Pakistan. It has no sex, no violence, and no cultural or political angst
May 18, 2009
No Slipping Into Commas
Mohsin is brilliant at malapropisms, and her sense of the absurd is faultless.
Nov 24, 2008
A Creeping Sickness
Aug 11, 2008
For me, the greatest discovery was that water flows down the drain in an anti-clockwise swirl in the Southern hemisphere.
Oct 01, 2007
Fancy And Fandangle
Indian wedding has journeyed from simplicity to Bollywoodised chintz
Feb 26, 2007
Land Of Gup
The town's baal mithai has khoya, sugar and childhood memories rolled into it
Jan 15, 2007
Eden, After The Fall
An innocent betrayal of a childhood friend's trust and the memory of shame when Pak troops surrendered at Dacca haunt this novel
Nov 20, 2006
Proof Of A Pudding
Gives translations a complete go-by. All poetry is passé. So is drama. Political reportage is hot in non-fiction. Fiction disappoints.
Jun 06, 2005
Meet The Mathurs
Apr 18, 2005
Rani Of Reams
To the makers of crossover films, such writing offers a readymade formula. Who cares about shelf life? To the popcorn-munching, diet coke-guzzling PVR crowds, it's a cool movie and the heroine's wardrobe that count, yaar.
Apr 11, 2005
Mmm, Smells Good
Shoba Narayan's refreshing honesty gives this aromatic
an aroma that is mouth-watering.
Nov 22, 2004
Real Croc Tears
In terms of sheer audacity and the liberties he takes with his tale, few can match Murari's arrangements of love.
Sep 13, 2004
Mar 22, 2004
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Realty Market Sentiment In July-September Drops To Demonetisation Level: Report
All Ministers To Follow Odd-Even Rule; Vehicles Carrying School Children Exempted
New 'Great' Brexit Deal Agreed, Reveals UK PM Boris Johnson
BJP-JD(U) Alliance 'Atal', Will Fight Bihar Polls Under CM Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah
Rape Survivors Experience Health Problems For Years After Traumatic Episode
Everything Is ‘Normal’ In The Wonderland That Is Kashmir
Blaming BJP For Rot Within Won’t Help Congress
Jadavpur Fracas Godsend For BJP, It Is Set To Crack Open Left's Citadel
Aurat ka Dal, and 99 Other Reasons Why Not to Impose Hindi
From Cambodian Polls To Broken Heart Syndrome, Valley Newspapers Carry Everything But Kashmir
Bihar Man Jumps Inside Lion Enclosure In Delhi Zoo, Rescued
History Will Take Note Of Those Who Ridiculed Article 370 Abrogation: PM Modi
'Bharat Ratna For Godse': Congress' Dig At BJP For Demanding Bharat Ratna For Savarkar
'There Is No Better Place For Investors Except India': Nirmala Sitharaman
10-Year-Old Recounts Father's Custodial Death In UP
'There Is A Need To Rewrite History From India's Point Of View', Says Amit Shah
Boxer Patrick Day Dies Four Days After Being Brutally Knocked Out
Dhoni's International Career To Be Reviewed By Ganguly. Is The End Near?
Fake Bazaar! From Lipsticks To Toothpastes, Noodles To Milk, Counterfeit Products Make A Killing
BCCI And The Big Family Drama - Craze For Power Overrides Ethics, Rules
Portrait Of A Cyanide Killer: How Kerala's Jolly Killed Six Family Members Meal By Meal
In Gabbar's Land Why 'Doodh Pi Ke So Jaana' Can Be Deadly
M-S-D: Three Musketeers Who Engineered Kashmir's Bloodless Coup, But Are Their Plans Sustainable?
Death By Debt: Indian Businesses Are Devastated, Tax Terror Adds To Woes
Spilling The Beans: How Murky Was Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddartha's Death
Kashmir Fireworks Incite Separatist Voices In Tamil Nadu, Will It Sully BJP's Image?