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‘Testing grounds of friendship’

Photo: Rukun Advani

Longlisted for the prestigious booker prize this year, Sleeping on Jupiter packs a multitude of aspects of life — both personal and public

A journey Of writing short stories, novels and publishing

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A tete-e-tete with Anuradha Roy, longlisted for the Booker Prize. After writing fiction as a child, she moved on to editing and publishing and in 2000 she co-founded academic imprint Permanent Black.

The Bone Clocks is an amazing joyride

David Mitchell

Author David Michell, no stranger to awards, has crafted another pleasurable read

Portrait of resilience and feistiness of women in India

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Spanning just five days and set in the fictional temple town of Jharmuli near the sea, Anuradha Roy’s new book Sleeping on Jupiter, is a heart wrenching, yet beautiful portrait of resilience and feist

The many sides of money and mankind

Kabir Sehgal

What is money? All of us bemoan lack of it in our lives and are mostly relentless in pursuing it. This human invention is more than just a working concept — it is vital for our survival.

UK supermarkets ease wonky vegetables rules

British supermarkets have eased their rules to allow farmers to sell imperfectly shaped vegetables and fruits after heavy rains and bad weather badly affected the farming produce.

Valentino: 50 years of couture

Fall-Winter HC black velvet evening dress

Valentino has dominated haute couture, the Italian style, for five decades. And, London honours him with a retrospective of his dresses, coveted by princesses, actresses and socialites.

As the compelling and crazy Sheena Bora murder case unfolds before us, detail by bizarre detail, the main focus remains on the prime murder accused Indrani Mukerjea.

Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader K.N. Govindacharya did not have many visitors when he was staying in New Delhi’s elite V.P. House, home and office to many parliamentarians and parties.