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Book Review: Leading By Example

Book Review: Leading By Example

Picking up on the title of one of the more spectacular James Bond books, Govind Dholakia, has embarked on the story of how he reached the heights of the diamond business after his birth into a humble agricultural family in a small village in Gujarat.

21 May 2022
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

Book Review: The Millennial Yogi

Vini’s past and Jay’s present, are peppered with wise adults and anxious friends, not to mention managing girlfriends who ride on high-income high voltage...

Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

The book would be a right read now in this right world. We can sense the totalitarian force hitting our doorsteps with the dissolution of democracy.

16 May 2022

Book Review: The City And Its Redundant People

Malati Mukherjee’s translation of Bitan Chakraborty’s 'Redundant' is a lesson in empathy for outsiders trying to find a foothold in the city of their...

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13 May 2022
Book Review: Pages Of Nostalgia

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...


30 April 2022
Book Review: Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict

Book Review: Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict

Baljit Kaur is a trailblazer, but also a woman—like too many of our mothers and grandmothers—whose decades-long contributions have received scant...


30 April 2022
The Black Magic Women: Searing Tales Of Racism, Misogyny And Violence From Assam

The Black Magic Women: Searing Tales Of Racism, Misogyny And Violence From Assam

Moushumi Kandali's stories are crafted carefully and therein lies the overall slight: they are too well constructed in terms of themes and the references they...


24 April 2022
Book Review Of Journey Of The Stone: Halfway Between The Forest And The Heavens

Book Review Of Journey Of The Stone: Halfway Between The Forest And The Heavens

The novel follows the story of Villie, a hunter by profession and Guardian of the Forest, as he moves between worlds and alternate realities.


28 April 2022
A Woman's Intimate World

A Woman's Intimate World

An engrossing Hindi read on Amma’s mind, her daughter, and above all her heart and its longings.


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23 April 2022
The Anemoiac World Of Suresh Menon

The Anemoiac World Of Suresh Menon

Unlike other newspaper columnists, this book's author manages to skirt the mundane everyday politics and inhabit a space that is more esoteric: books,...


17 April 2022
A Writer Who Tells His Story Like ‘A Gospel Song’

A Writer Who Tells His Story Like ‘A Gospel Song’

In his novels, Silas House deflly captures the varied landscapes of the American South, both emotional and physical. The eight essays in Silas House, which...


09 April 2022
Book Review: All Kinds Of Wrong Lovers

Book Review: All Kinds Of Wrong Lovers

All said, the book feels a bit underwhelming. There are too many characters doing too many things and the nature of not all things are fully fleshed out.


09 April 2022
Book Review: A Practical Roadmap For Life

Book Review: A Practical Roadmap For Life

The author explores key issues of happiness and success and lays down ways in which these can be achieved while dealing with the everyday challenges of life.


09 April 2022
'Turning Red': How Pixar Film's Misses Hit All The Right Notes

'Turning Red': How Pixar Film's Misses Hit All The Right Notes

The world of Turning Red is unabashedly women’s. Its central characters — all women and girls — overthrow the prescribed script of norms that robs women...


09 April 2022
2,000-Year-Old Riddle Solved!

2,000-Year-Old Riddle Solved!

Among all the stories, Dean is most intrigued by the location of the Stone Tower. It was somewhere at the Silk Route’s mid-point that was a halting spot for...


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16 April 2022
Book Review: Imagine No Vowels

Book Review: Imagine No Vowels

A clever satire that uses humour, wit, irony and sarcasm to draw parallels of patriotism that has been hijacked by jingoism


03 April 2022
Book Review: Karma by Sadhguru

Book Review: Karma by Sadhguru

The book informs us that one cannot escape the consequences of our bad Karma. No one will partake in sharing such consequences as well


02 April 2022
Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Scientist and statistician P.C. Mahalanobis had a deep faith in the computer’s ability to transform economic management. He first saw a digital computer in...


24 March 2022
Who Betrayed Anne Frank? Why Dutch Historians Are Up In Arms About Controversial New Book

Who Betrayed Anne Frank? Why Dutch Historians Are Up In Arms About Controversial New Book

Dutch historians released an in-depth criticism of a new book about who betrayed the Jewish teenage diarist and her family in German-occupied Amsterdam during...


20 March 2022
Book Excerpt: Interpreter Of Maladies

Book Excerpt: Interpreter Of Maladies

Nirmal explains depression and anxiety both — the lows and the jitters — but I don’t remember what she says exactly. I just nod at the words that filter...


12 March 2022
Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

The seventh novel by the celebrated author of ‘English, August: An Indian Story’, which satirised India’s bumbling bureaucracy, is a crime thriller that...


12 March 2022
Book Excerpt: We Are All Beggars Of Love

Book Excerpt: We Are All Beggars Of Love

You can’t explain love to a plant or philosophy to a dog. We feel only what we understand. And he felt love for me. He wanted me to understand that.


06 March 2022
Book Review: Can Dedicating Most Of Our Waking Hours To Work Deliver Us Happiness?

Book Review: Can Dedicating Most Of Our Waking Hours To Work Deliver Us Happiness?

In the new normal, it is time desire for happiness is integrated into work and workplace. Massive reductions in working time are not only desirable for our...


05 March 2022
Book Review: Why Imperfections In Literary Characters Make Perfect Sense

Book Review: Why Imperfections In Literary Characters Make Perfect Sense

Michał Witkowski’s novel ‘Eleven-Inch’ explores the impoverished, and imperfect, lives of two queer teenagers from the post-communist East European...


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