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Books | The Asian Age

Lesson of Arabian Nights: Your life hangs by a story

Storytelling stresses the commonality among epics the world over, of gods who intervene in human affairs and even take sides in a war.

18 Oct 2019 1:36 AM

British made sure India lost Gilgit, PoK

On China, Nehru, along with India’s second defence minister, V.K. Krishna Menon, made another huge mess.

18 Oct 2019 1:33 AM

One Hell of a story

Unni’s portrayals are a clear reflection of his deep connection with his roots.

17 Oct 2019 3:25 AM

A novel expression of magic

A lot of challenges came Anand’s way, and a lack of satisfaction with her initial drafts was a major one.

17 Oct 2019 3:22 AM

Where insurgency has endured in Pakistan

Balochistan’s accession to Pakistan is as controversial as that of J&K; in fact, even more so.

11 Oct 2019 5:46 AM

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Of eclectic tastes, creativity and a vicarious feast

Food and literature, or more specifically literary food writing and design are a sub-genre that has always held a fascination for me.

11 Oct 2019 1:11 AM

Racy murder mystery has dollops of bitter realism

It is an irresistible fascination, a hide-and-seek relationship. After all, Bhatt has his own set of responsibilities.

11 Oct 2019 1:02 AM

Sapiosexual love is where Buddha and Yashodhara were at

A few weeks after I finished this book, I came across a social media post announcing an anti-feminist yajna in Karnataka.

06 Oct 2019 5:02 AM

A dense pre-Partition history of NWFP that fails to hold attention

The region was retained as a part of undivided Punjab in 1849, when the British vanquished the Sikh power.

06 Oct 2019 4:59 AM

A minister recounts his game of thrones

It is in times like these that one sees political veterans penning memoirs, fulfilling a vital need for the hitherto unknown.

06 Oct 2019 4:56 AM

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Cervantes’ friends thought he was deranged, burned his plays

Puchner is professor of drama and English and comparative literature at Harvard. He visited the Jaipur Literary Festival in 2014.

04 Oct 2019 2:58 AM

Fables from Caliphate in a cross-species love story

The legend of Gog and Magog and the Iron Gates built to keep them away from human civilisation has also been interpolated in the Alexander romances.

04 Oct 2019 2:53 AM

‘My mentor suggested I should postpone The Novel’

At least four mugs of chai in a day, often more, sugar intake be damned, we all die in the end.

29 Sep 2019 1:37 AM

Tale of ‘Young Turk’ misses the big picture

A lesser figure than Chandra Shekhar would have come out of such an arrangement in disgrace.

29 Sep 2019 1:27 AM

Factor inflation in your income plan

It is because everyone worked twice as hard. Which means they must have also produced twice as much.

27 Sep 2019 7:46 AM

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For millennials with goals

The third protagonist is Aisha Oberoi, one of Delhi’s most iconic influencers with her popular lifestyle blog Every Delhi Girl.

27 Sep 2019 7:41 AM

An unflinching look at death, celebrating beauty amid loss

They are trying to show their past avatars as functional members of society.

22 Sep 2019 2:54 AM

Thriller as a parable of PM Modi’s India

The book, as the title suggests, is based in the national capital.

22 Sep 2019 2:49 AM

Would you date Alexa if she had a mind of her own?

In the last two decades, both artificial intelligence and robotics have developed significantly and seem to permeate all aspects of our lives.

20 Sep 2019 2:19 AM

Grim, moving stories alter your worldview

The trouble is that India has never really known how to address poverty by delivering quality education to the poor.

20 Sep 2019 2:12 AM

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