Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
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Eat, Pray, Live
Calcutta In Dark Sci
This one propels the accumulated anxieties of a city into a shape-shifting future vortex
Feb 06, 2019
Mother’s Not Home
A controlled, subtle tale of how a core of secrecy in a family secretes lasting sadness
Nov 08, 2018
His Paper Chase
A first-person biography tells of the career of a pioneer Indian editor, but avoids significance
Oct 17, 2018
Hunting By Her Light
Nur Jahan seduced, intrigued and ruled like few women did. This is a fine tribute, with breaks.
Sep 19, 2018
On Vermillion Skies
Half a century’s storms buffet lives in south Asia in this simply told, sweeping narrative
Aug 16, 2018
In Prelapsarian Abandon
Liberal in approach, perorative in tone, Tharoor decries the loss of Hinduism’s ancient openness at the hands of colonials and nationalists old and new
Jul 18, 2018
In Muntazir, Home Of A Prince
Marked by deeply-felt lyricism, this novel, set largely in the inter-war years in India and Bali, is a rumination on freedom, loss and responsibility
Jul 12, 2018
Come To Lord Over Us
The Indian need for a king conflated the benevolent Hobbesian monarch with the need to overthrow British rule, while drawing much from colonialism
May 23, 2018
Cries In Twilight Hours
A sense of filial abandonment stalks and steers the life of the heroine and provides the framework for this novel set in a brutal apartheid South Africa
May 09, 2018
Depth Charge To Shambala
Maitreya Buddha’s birth leads to a fantasy-laden dive into the world of Buddhist myth, populated by yakshas and asurs
Apr 12, 2018
The Mamata Who Stole Christmas
Walkers around Calcutta's Rabindra Sarovar had grown used to being surprised by music; and from surprise it had become an indulgence. But gradually a note of disharmony crept into the proceedings...
Dec 27, 2016
Not At My Son's Funeral
Is it possible to do it in cold blood? The Nazis certainly did. But this? Looking into their eyes and asking them their names one by one?
Jul 05, 2016
The Residue Of Faith
The stink, the uprooted bamboos, the vegetable peels — all that is left behind once the prayers are said and the festival draws to an end
Mar 15, 2016
Jurassic Park, Kolkata Version
Nothing compares to the noise that Deshapriya Park was generating — an entire cement protima, and huge to boot, the goddess 88 feet tall.
Oct 22, 2015
The Writer Will Not Dance
The situation between writers and Santhals is actually fairly similar...
Oct 13, 2015
Inheritance Of Loss
In the corridors of Nabanna the perception is that Kolkata must become London, quite forgetting that the city was actually based on the London model
Sep 22, 2015
The Extinct Bungalow On Bondel Road
Set as the backdrop to an inane world that was always trying to throw yesterday into the face of now, it was incongruous and it was magnificent.
Aug 03, 2015
Voters And Other Strangers
The symbolism still gets you — a woman in a white sari with a green border going up against a wall of red promising change.
May 13, 2015
BJP, Shiv Sena Seal Alliance For Lok Sabha, Assembly Polls In Maharashtra
3 Jaish Militants Linked To Pulwama Attack, Army Major, Among 9 Killed In J&K Encounter, DIG Wounded
Annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's Death Sentence, India Urges ICJ
RBI Board Approves Rs 28,000-Cr Interim Dividend To Government
Pulwama Terror Attack Mastermind Ghazi Rasheed Killed In J&K Encounter
Jaish Attack In Pulwama: Indian Intelligence Suffers Due To Communal Rifts
China’s Growing Influence In Nepal Vs India’s Soft Power
Will 'Operation Lotus' Boomerang On BJP In Karnataka?
Faulted By Design: Cow Slaughter In India And Bank Interest In Pakistan
A Race To Grab Spotlight This Election Season
s Failure Should Not Dissuade Shahrukh Khan From Trying New Roles
Rajasthan HC Extends Stay On Vadra's Arrest, Asks Him To Cooperate With ED
In Tit-For-Tat, Pakistan Calls Back Envoy From India For 'Consultations'
Post Pulwama Attack, Saudi Arabia Vows To De-Escalate India-Pak Tensions
'Greatest Player' Chris Gayle To Retire From ODIs After 2019 Cricket World Cup
Just One Slap From Army Man Rattled Jaish Chief Maulana Masood Azhar, Says His Interrogator
WATCH: Tipu Sultan's Unexploded 18th Century Rockets Discovered
Kamal Haasan Terms PoK 'Azad Kashmir', Calls For Plebiscite in Kashmir
My Phone Is Being Tapped By Central Agencies: Mamata Banerjee
Beyond Netflix, Other OTT Platforms Have Sprung Up
NSA For Cattle Smuggling, Sedition For Dancing: How Laws Are Being Abused by Govts
A Royal Alliance: Indo-Saudi Relations Traditional And Historic
Time To Overhaul The Sedition Law For Good: Shashi Tharoor
To Stop The Next Kasabs: 10 Years After 26/11, Is India Any Safer?
Why Modi Must Lose | By Manish Tewari
Will Modi Come Back In 2019?
Allahabad To Prayagraj: The Politics Of Name Change
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