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Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news

20 May 2022
Arc Of Chaos & Suffering: Poems By Kinshuk Gupta

Arc Of Chaos & Suffering: Poems By Kinshuk Gupta

The writer Kinshuk Gupta is a medical student and a poet

13 May 2022

Flash Fiction: Dirt

The favourite jheel of a mohalla’s kids is bulldozed in front of their eyes

Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

An album of Shaheen Bagh becomes an almanac of the epic protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)

13 May 2022

Book Review: Pages Of Nostalgia

A new book examines the popular 20th-century perceptions as documented in Hindi novels of four authors who were also political activists, and interprets their...

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15 April 2022
Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

A language that struggles to get recognition in its native land is now one step away from a major international award. Will it pave the way for more Hindi...


08 April 2022
Fear Of The Dark: Life As A Ramsay

Fear Of The Dark: Life As A Ramsay

Like many small businessmen in post-Partition India, Fatechand Uttamchand Ramsinghani was drawn to the film industry. And Ramsay Films was born.


17 March 2022
Of Lament And Longing

Of Lament And Longing

The poem was written by Sanjiv Verenkar, a Sahitya Akademi award-winning poet, and translated by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar


25 February 2022
Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

With 'Jamjaal', the world awaits the emergence of a Gujarati Proust, novelist Nazir Mansuri, whose magnum opus—expected to be the world’s longest...


02 February 2022
How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’


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26 January 2022
Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

K.R. Meera’s novella is a gripping tale of women trying to break free from the shackles of domesticity in the world of men


26 January 2022
Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

New book throws light on the time when Nehru and Rajendra Prasad tackled growing concerns over ‘anti-India’ activities of missionaries


26 January 2022
Geopolitics In Tintin Comics: Around The World In 24 Albums

Geopolitics In Tintin Comics: Around The World In 24 Albums

First published in 1929, the intrepid Belgian reporter Tintin is as ageless in comic books as he is popular among his global fans


07 January 2022
10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

Gay love and its various shades - here's a list of 10 books one can pick from.


27 October 2021
Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Anindita Ghose’s The Illuminated is an interwoven narrative between a mother and daughter’s experiences of loss, and an exploration of the different states...


10 January 2022
Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

'A House Full of Men’ by Parinda Joshi is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being...


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10 January 2022
KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India...


10 January 2022
Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

The novel, a mystery, thrives on the distance between Noma and Delhi as the key to its narrative. Except for one, most characters in the novel are regular,...


10 January 2022
Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Supreme Court lawyer Ejaz Maqbool’s new book shows that humour and Urdu poetry have played a significant role in handling even the tensest situations and...


10 January 2022
Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts is Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel after eight years and like In Other Words, it was first written in Italian, the fruit of her language studies in...


10 January 2022
Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Shivani Sibal's book Equations is set in the New Delhi of the 1980s and tells the story of two childhood friends Aahan Sikand and Rajesh Kumar.


19 January 2022
Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

In his new book Badri Narayan says, ‘Much of the BJP’s popularity today has to do with the socio-cultural mindset that the Sangh has formed in the last...


19 January 2022
Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

‘Coming out as Dalit a memoir by Yashica Dutt’ is a vital and extensively researched commentary not only on Dalit history but what it means to be a Dalit...


19 January 2022
Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

The author Sudipta Sarangi delivers exactly what he promises: Economic rationale to explain the seemingly irrational, common-day behaviour.


04 February 2022
My Country, Right Or Wrong

My Country, Right Or Wrong

Tharoor holds forth on patriotism and nationalism most eloquently, but deep fallacies mar every argument of his


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