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A devil’s advocate who speaks to power

Karan Thapar’s book impresses that there once was a journalist who dared to speak to authority.

21 Oct 2018 12:19 AM

Why Sharif endorsed Pervez’s Kargil misadventure

Zehra writes, had not factored in the “critical problems of logistical stretch.”

21 Oct 2018 12:17 AM

The earnest storyteller

Divya Prakash Dubey’s Musafir Café reminds us that there’s more to life than to-do lists.

17 Oct 2018 12:52 AM

Love in the time of war

Daman Singh speaks about setting World War II as the backdrop for her novel Kitty's War.

17 Oct 2018 12:52 AM

Kolkata, where slowness of life clangswith happily insane chaos

Excerpt from the book Calcutta Then, Kolkata Now published by Roli Books.

14 Oct 2018 1:31 AM

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Discovering the Queen’s love for books

One of the highlights in the Queen’s itinerary was the inauguration of the Indo-British Participation and Summit Meeting at Pragati Maidan.

12 Oct 2018 12:26 AM

Letters to the dead

Keki Daruwalla’s latest offering touches upon the topics of dissent and McCarthyism.

10 Oct 2018 12:37 AM

A tender tale of romance

A poignant love story between a Kashmiri man and Muslim woman, who lives across the border, is what this book is about.

10 Oct 2018 12:37 AM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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