Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023


Varandha Ghats, a mountain passage on the crest of the Western Ghats, Mahad, Maharashtra.

Book Review: Green Paths Less Travelled

Madhav Gadgil’s ‘A Walk up to the Hill: Living with People and Nature’ has something for everyone. For the nature lover, there are anecdotes of elephants, birds, and histories of various regions. The researcher can...

19 August 2023

Pico Iyer opens The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise with his wanderings in Iran. Since Persia gave the world that very specific word for the kind of heavenly bliss only found in a garden, Iran is obviously the best place to start.

Book Review: ‘The Half Known Life’ Is The Life’s Struggle To Find Paradise On Earth

‘The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise’ is a combination of musings, travels back in time, and actual wandering. It goes back and forth in time, drawing on Pico Iyer’s travels with his Japanese wife or the...

12 March 2023

Pilgrims near Gandak River at Sonepur Mela, Sonepur, Bihar

My Sharvan Nana And Stories Of Cricket, Ganges, And Trips Down Memory Lanes

In 2023, the author’s Sharvan Nana has turned 100 and is in bed. His stories of cricket, Pakistan, and Ganges have also aged with him. He hopes he would recognise him and yearns for a story of pandubbis of Ganges, which he...

05 February 2023

View of Dodi Tal; Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912); Uttarakhand, India, Asia; October 15, 1867; Albumen silver print.

Travel Diary: The Driftwood Sculptor And The Mountain Tea Shack

Artist and puppeteer Sudipta Mukherjee Mandal writes about travelling and a mountain tea shack that she found on a trekking trip.

28 May 2023

Artwork by Sunil Padwal

Another Day In My Life As A Failing Writer

Shantashree Mohanty writes about a day in her life as a writer. She receives the advice towards the end of the day that it’s better to be a failing writer than to write failingly and that Sylvia Plath and all her friends...

19 February 2023

Darjeeling with Kangchenjunga in the background

Book Excerpt: Lights Of Darjeeling

For more than a century, hill people from far and wide were attracted like flying insects by the lights of Darjeeling. Their stories are strewn around every bend in the roads of the town. These are stories of pluck and...

19 July 2022

15,000 children passed through the Terezin concentration camp and most of them died in the extermination camp at Auschwitz in 1944, They are chiefly remembered by the thousands of drawings and poems they made whilst at Terezin. 'Flowers and Butterfly' by Margit Koretzova (8.4.1933 4.10.1944). Czech Republic. Jewish. 1940's

Book Review: ‘The Happiest Man On Earth’ Shows Even Heart-breaking Stories Can Be Told Without Bitterness

Age is not a bar for Eddie Jaku, the 103-year-old Holocaust survivor, who shared his story after he turned 100. In writing about some of the worst atrocities of human history in ‘The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful...

09 April 2023


Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe To Lead Supernatural Thriller 'The Pope's Exorcist'

Hollywood Actor Russell Crowe will star in Julian Avery's film 'The Pope's Exorcist'. It is based on the memoirs of Father Gabriel Amorth, who performed over 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican.

28 June 2022

13 June 2022
Simon Pegg: Rehab Saved My Life From Ruin By Alcoholism

Simon Pegg: Rehab Saved My Life From Ruin By Alcoholism

Actor Simon Pegg struggled with alcoholism after writing his memoir 'Nerd Do Well' in 2009. He is known for his roles in 'Mission Impossible' and 'Ice Age'...

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...

02 April 2022
The Shape Of Memory: What Writing Memoirs Can Teach Us About Dying

The Shape Of Memory: What Writing Memoirs Can Teach Us About Dying

Those who write memoirs come out the other side. Much like the dramatic arc of a story, the memoir is the resolution. A memoir is more than just...