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Surgeon’s write path

Author Kavery Nambisan

The surgeon who works in rural hospitals has written seven books and she wants to be a voice for the village folk

Awesomely evil with an American twang

Mumbai Confidential
Rs 499

Sunil Sawant is an encounter specialist and crooked cop. The only thing that he loves in the world is his nine-millimetre Beretta.

Looking for Neverland

Rs 599

This was no country the world outside cared to know.
Page 469, No Country

A delightful read on the willow game


Finding encouragement in the era of the Internet, which rolled out the red carpet for writers and bloggers, the authors seem to have matured from thinkers on the game to serious analysts

A scribe’s diary sans ‘exclusives’


What the book and the author scores with is the simple, lucid writing, the presentation, and, above all, the ability to edit it perfectly without becoming plodding, pontificating or pompous

Playing with the unexplored


Debutant author Ananth, whose erotic novel Play With Me has hit shelves across the country, has chosen a genre that’s almost completely unexplored in India. In conversation with Jamie Mullick, Ananth talks about his book, the paucity of good Indian books on pleasure, how he ventured into writing, his love for photography, Ayn Rand, among other things.

A tale of love and lust

Ananth Padmanabhan, who works in the  publishing industry, has now penned his debut novel Play With Me

The dynamic between matters of the heart and matters purely of pleasure is at the core of Ananth Padmanabhan’s debut novel, Play With Me

Realistic dose of fiction


In the 1990’s, there were around 8,000 registered custodial disappearances in Kashmir.

Encounters with death

Pia Padukone

After narrowly escaping death thrice, Pia Padukone decided to write a book drawn from her personal experiences

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.