October 23, 2019
the fully loaded magazine
Eat, Pray, Live
That rare thing—a memoir that reads like a novel.
Apr 09, 2012
Me And My Couch
The versatile Sudhir Kakar’s autobiography is without conceit, and dissects the self with professionalism
Apr 25, 2011
In this etymological treasury of words, I found the chapter ‘How Nations Insult Each Other’ the most amusing
Feb 14, 2011
The Indus In Spate: A Book Of Omens
Granta luxuriates in the remarkable flourish in English writing from a land divided by the faultlines of extremism
Nov 29, 2010
But The Eagle Flies On Friday
Pungent criticism, great reviews and diaries. Pays well, too!
Nov 01, 2010
Gauls And Romans In Agra
Piety and prurience, medicine and court intrigue crowd Kakar’s richly-felt tapestry set in Shah Jahan’s India
Sep 06, 2010
How To Live & Die
The Man in the Bulb meditates on the dying of the light
Aug 16, 2010
His Dalliance With Desire
Another biography of Gandhi justifies itself by homing in on its subject’s sexual oddities. He is flawed, but is lit up from within by an unembarrassed lust for truth.
Jun 07, 2010
The Burnt Inside Of Pakistan’s House Of Atreus
Fatima Bhutto’s impeccable prose looks her family’s tragedies steadily in the eye, but turns a blind one towards the excesses of her beloved grandfather
Apr 26, 2010
A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009
asked an eminent panel of writers and critics to come up with their choice of the best books of 2009 across different categories. Here’s their take.
Dec 28, 2009
The Painter’s Daughter
Nandita Das’s unflinching liberalism sets her agenda in cinema and beyond
Sep 21, 2009
Secularism Has Been Saved By The People Of India
The UPA has won a more convincing victory than I had hoped for: getting close to a majority on its own.
May 25, 2009
Present In Our Memory Games
A self-identifying, dispiriting tour of Islam's extremities inlaid with personal history
Apr 13, 2009
'Varun Gets His Liar's Streak From Maneka's Side'
There is also a streak of masochism, the desire to hurt oneself, in Varun's mother's family
Apr 13, 2009
Mrs Prime Minister
Dignity in a high place, personified by a quiet, assertive sardarni
Feb 16, 2009
Desire Between The Bookends
Once prissy, Indian fiction has embraced Eros, the negater of evil
Jan 26, 2009
And Pegasus Is Off...
These stories are precursors to the Booker winner, with similar characters and incidents, and are better
Nov 24, 2008
'Miss Budden Remarked In My Report Card That I Could Make It As A Writer'
Khushwant Singh turned 13 in 1928
Oct 20, 2008
Pinching is not the right word. If the bottom is nicely rounded, I would like the freedom to caress it in the cup of my palm...
Sep 08, 2008
India Is A Strange Country
This story could also be entitled 'From Babar to Kenneth Tyson' because its theme is the reaction to India of foreigners...
Sep 08, 2008
BSNL, MTNL Being Merged, Not Closed Or Divested, Says Centre
Govt To Grant Ownership To 40 Lakh People Living In Unauthorised Colonies In Delhi
BJP Confident Ahead Of Counting Of Votes For Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Polls
#BoycottMuslims: When Hate Is Mainstreamed, It Becomes A National Trait
Why 'Dhoni', 'Tendulkar' And 'Sindhu' Are Extremely Dangerous For You
Bollywood’s Double Whammy For Bald People Is Regressive, Not Cool
When Asked To Bend, We Turned To Kafka, George Orwell
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
Delhi HC Grants Bail To Congress’ D K Shivakumar In Money Laundering Case
39 Dead Bodies Found In Truck Container In UK; 25-Year-Old Driver Arrested
Human Rights Violation In Kashmir By India: Kashmiri-Origin Writer
CBI Books Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat In Horse-Trading Case
Markets Look For Signals Of Economic Revival In Corporate Earnings
Ganguly Officially Takes Charge As 39th BCCI President
Live - ISL 2019-20, FC Goa Vs Chennaiyin FC: Bitter Rivals Cross Swords
BJP Set To Win Maha, Haryana, Yet Supporters Are Somewhat Cold. Why?
Riches To Rags: How Billionaire Ranbaxy Brothers Malvinder And Shivinder Singh Landed In Jail
Fake Bazaar! From Lipsticks To Toothpastes, Noodles To Milk, Counterfeit Products Make A Killing
Sex, Violence And Abuses Alone Can't Win Viewers, Content Must Relate To Common Man: Manoj Bajpayee
The Websters: How Web Series Are Changing Dictionary of Stardom
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?