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Vineet Bajpai’s Harappa trilogy is a perfect mix of history, fiction and crime

India, with its rich culture and unmatched heritage has a veritable treasure of stories just waiting to be told.

05 Oct 2018 3:21 AM

This tome will come in handy for fans

Books seem almost old-fashioned these days, but they need to be on the shelves of every book lover as well as cricket lover.

02 Oct 2018 12:57 AM

A touching story of love, longing and sacrifices in showbiz

The book falls short of a literary masterpiece and that is not because of its flawed heroine.

30 Sep 2018 1:42 AM

Gendered resistance meshes myth

The novel is of 242 pages, out of which 115 pages are devoted to myth only.

30 Sep 2018 1:41 AM

The circumstance and pomp of magic

Zubrzycki focuses on magic and its derivates as entertainment, and has brought to life the history of the art in India.

30 Sep 2018 1:39 AM

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In Pak, the more things change, the more they stay the same

If there’s one point the book drives home, it is that little ever changes in Pakistan.

28 Sep 2018 4:57 AM

Turning on the rustic charm

Manu Bhattathiri’s new novel, The Town, just like his collection of short stories, will be set in Karuthupuzha.

26 Sep 2018 12:06 AM

In search of self

Twinkle Khanna’s novel is a light-hearted read, is laced with wit and has its moments of sensitivity.

26 Sep 2018 12:05 AM

A nostalgic touch to children’s adventures

So it’s an apprehensive bunch of children who step off the train at the village.

23 Sep 2018 2:06 AM

A mature thriller rooted in an unforgiving setting

Most of the characters are terribly unpleasant and seem to dislike each other as well.

23 Sep 2018 1:56 AM

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Trailer talk

Book trailers — a product of the West — have gradually made their way into Indian literary circles. But is the trend here to stay?

22 Sep 2018 1:03 AM

‘It’s not lonely anymore for poets’

I can’t really say I wanted to be a writer— I wanted to be a nurse.

19 Sep 2018 12:12 AM

For the love of fantasy novels

Khyati Agrawal’s upcoming book comes as a relief for those bored of western fantasy novels.

19 Sep 2018 12:11 AM

A great composer’s musical journey

All in all, S.D. Burman is an excellent and welcome addition to the existing oeuvre of scholarly books about Bollywood.

16 Sep 2018 12:13 AM

Democracy past its prime, but still resilient

Finally there is the fear of a technological takeover. Current-day unintelligent but super-efficient machines already have the ability to learn.

16 Sep 2018 12:11 AM

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Reviving the Maratha glory

The author shares that he had to deal with writer’s block while writing the novel.

13 Sep 2018 6:04 AM

A young girl’s Partition account

Veena Hiranandani’s The Night Diary views the trauma of the Partition through the eyes of a 12-year-old.

13 Sep 2018 5:58 AM

The gods bestow a favour

Raja Rao had started his literary career at the age of 15 initially in Kannada and later in English.

13 Sep 2018 12:42 AM

Gulzar: Lyricist, director and a doting father

Written beautifully, Because he is… is a must read for Bollywood fans, Urdu lovers and young parents!

09 Sep 2018 12:15 AM

A lovely story, but feels unreal

It would be a book firmly anchored in place and time, solid as only a feast can be.

09 Sep 2018 12:13 AM

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