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Investigating Kaifi Azmi’s compelling life and words

The rhyming structure and tonal sub-variations in Urdu/Hindi is very finetuned, and often difficult to match in English.

07 Jun 2019 1:21 AM

A toast to friendship

The latest book of writer Ravinder Singh, hailed as King of Romance, is about friendship, not love.

06 Jun 2019 12:07 AM

World of happiness & innocence

This collection of short stories for children teaches them the importance of love, kindness and compassion through animal based narratives.

06 Jun 2019 12:07 AM

How a single decision of Jawaharlal Nehru saved Indian cricket

This is further borne out by the dramatic change to the tour programme that the ICC made in that June 1950 meeting.

02 Jun 2019 3:01 AM

No more shaming, no more silencing amplified minds

The survivors have not only lived to tell their tales, they have learnt to cope and lead relatively happy lives despite periodic setbacks.

02 Jun 2019 2:55 AM

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Three-time F1 champ faced death and lived to tell the tale

Delhi had been a previous world book capital in 2003 and our meeting was held on the sidelines of the Bogota Book Fair.

31 May 2019 1:47 AM

Seven shining jewels found in translation

Geet Chaturvedi already enjoys a wide reputation as being one of the foremost contemporary Hindi poets.

31 May 2019 1:45 AM

For that winning edge

What’s lovely about the book is how it talks about how schools for the underprivileged are doing wonderful things.

31 May 2019 1:38 AM

Witness account of one crimson summer

The book under review is on one such major historical event that set the stage for the Independence movement to gather momentum in Punjab.

26 May 2019 6:03 AM

A memoir that mind maps a creative genius

But poets generally tend to have their own unique and unpredictable style, one that is both charming and disarming.

26 May 2019 5:59 AM

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The Unspeakable

Author and professor Saikat Majumder writes about relationships that are yet to be completely accepted by our ‘progressive’ society.

23 May 2019 1:38 AM

Happily ever after parting ways

Swati Kumari, who writes about socially relevant topics, talks about her new book Happily Married Happily Divorced.

23 May 2019 12:47 AM

Predictable teen romance shaped by emigration, loss

The reason being Susan’s parents want to give her better chances in life which studying and living in Canada will provide their only child.

20 May 2019 6:35 AM

You are responsible for your worldview, keep it simple

The pieces in Mouth Full of Blood are categorised into three parts: the political, Black matters, and Morrison on her books.

20 May 2019 6:29 AM

Reclaiming the ‘soul of India’ a tall task for next government

Sahay makes a pertinent and extremely worrying point virtually on the eve of the electoral season’s D-Day.

17 May 2019 1:19 AM

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Plurality tradition flows from epics

A text like the Mahabharata will have to be understood in the specific cultural and historical context in which it was narrated and written.

17 May 2019 1:14 AM

Cut above the rest

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s latest book traces the journey of a small-time Marathi theatre artiste.

16 May 2019 12:10 AM

Science fiction all too preoccupied with political griefs

In the modern world driven by technology, self-interest and consumerism, even the sea can vanish overnight (Stealing the Sea by Asif Aslam Farrukhi).

12 May 2019 12:11 AM

Fake news and India’s tryst with post-truth politics

The book is divided into 13 chapters with each separately addressing an area that attracted the attention of the purveyors of fake news.

12 May 2019 12:10 AM

Thoughts on how to raise India’s abandoned children

The new facilities have separate suites for Bibi’s married ‘daughters’ who frequently visit their adopted mother.

10 May 2019 1:48 AM

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