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Listening key to freedom from fishbowl Web has us locked in

The judgement must be made quickly — to fight or to flee — because it could be a matter of life or death.

23 Aug 2019 1:25 AM

Recipe for love

In his new book Sara, author Shashi Warrier whips up a complex love story in which cooking is one of the main ingredients.

22 Aug 2019 1:13 AM

A rational approach!

Spiritual people are happy and optimistic, they can find meaning and purpose in life against all odds and realize their true potential.

22 Aug 2019 1:08 AM

Studies of hypochondria, polyamory fail to carry flimsy story

Real life has no logic, I know. But good fiction does, and I found very little logic in the telling of this story.

18 Aug 2019 3:27 AM

Hindutva incursion in akharas, Nagas last men standing

But not until the RSS nurtured political ambitions, and got the VHP to do the groundwork, was any political party really successful.

18 Aug 2019 3:19 AM

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The Adriatic is sparkling with intimate azure hues

The Adriatic is iridescent in intimate shades of blues — deep inky blue, turquoise, aquamarine, and all the tonal gradations in between.

16 Aug 2019 1:03 AM

River Runs Red

This book investigates the damage human beings have done to the Western Ghats.

14 Aug 2019 1:13 AM

Turning over a new cheek

According to the author, the most difficult part of writing a book is working out the plot.

14 Aug 2019 1:13 AM

The Gandhian take

How did Gandhi influence the heroes of Indian cinema? Journalist- turned author Sanjay Suri reveals to us at his book launch event in the city.

13 Aug 2019 1:11 AM

Mythology-inspired utopia meditates on cycle of life

These pioneers later came to planet Swarg, carrying with them the best of art and literature they had preserved when they left Earth.

11 Aug 2019 4:11 AM

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Bite-sized appraisals don’t gel, reader searches for missing final analysis

This outdatedness has compounded the persisting truth of David’s perceptive assessment that “books of columns do not work”.

11 Aug 2019 4:05 AM

Sherlock, Sexton — who is the greatest sleuth of all?

As with the fairy tale, it has been tempting for readers of detective fiction to rank a detective too as “numero uno”.

09 Aug 2019 1:15 AM

Stealthily, the enemy sneaked into paradise

Even as an old soldier, he experienced again the fear of climbing the rugged heights.

09 Aug 2019 1:08 AM

Love is a many-gendered thing

The Broken Amoretti blends mystery and adventure to break stereotypes and talk about taboo topics.

07 Aug 2019 1:24 AM

Fiction follows fact

Madhurima was born and brought up in Kolkata into a very traditional, conservative Jain family, but she hails from the land of the Rajputs, Rajasthan.

07 Aug 2019 1:24 AM

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Crisp, atmospheric triple murder mystery has quirky characters

From China following a new set of clues, Dhruv and Misha head to Kolkata. Sadly, they are just in time to see the third victim’s suicide.

04 Aug 2019 5:28 AM

Exploring the Pakistani woman’s psychic legacy

Quratulain Ali Khan, known as Annie Ali Khan, dedicates her work to Qurratulain Hyder, the great Urdu writer.

04 Aug 2019 5:24 AM

Minority report stops short of asking hard questions

The notion that Muslims’ problems are internal and self-made is the cornerstone of a new intellectual orthodoxy.

04 Aug 2019 5:16 AM

Can’t China do for India what US did for China?

The Complete Story of Indian Reforms, 2016. His latest is a career first, deep-dive into geo-political economy.

02 Aug 2019 1:46 AM

‘The spoils of separation, the price of disentangling’

Simplicity of language and phrase making are the hallmarks of Malachi Edwin Vethamani’s poetry.

02 Aug 2019 1:40 AM

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