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Seven wordsmiths work the magic of the poetic tongue

Subtle turns of phrase and immediacy in her verse draw the unsuspecting readers into her intimate worldview.

05 Jul 2019 1:39 AM

Reinventing Kabir in an age of bigotry and unreason

The 15th century Kabir has perpetually remained an enigma. His faith, religion and beliefs were all suspect.

05 Jul 2019 1:30 AM

Where Nehru failed, Vajpayee excelled

The admiral reveals how a statesman-like Prime Minister took pains to gain insights into its diverse Armed Forces.

05 Jul 2019 1:20 AM

Forbidden Love

A coming of age story from Afghanistan, the book takes you on a journey of two teens and their star-crossed paths.

03 Jul 2019 1:03 AM

Secure, serene and sinister

No Trespassing puts everyday life in elite gated spaces under the microscope and finds the dangerous organisms that thrive in that environment.

03 Jul 2019 1:03 AM

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Lid off Bollywood secrets, gritty cancer battle in Lisa’s story

Insanely wealthy Indian men do not exactly shine in her recollections.

30 Jun 2019 7:49 AM

An anthropologist works out what it is to be a Maoist

The Central Committee leader she was to meet was the soft spoken and urbane Gyanji (name changed), a much-wanted man on the police list.

30 Jun 2019 7:46 AM

‘In a democracy, know how to win gracefully’

Altogether 4,412 representatives will be chosen for these various Legislatures.

28 Jun 2019 2:00 AM

Is Rajat Gupta indeed the ‘unluckiest man in the world’?

Rajaratnam had been under federal investigation for some time and his calls were being wire-tapped.

28 Jun 2019 1:52 AM

Art thriller studies the obsession to possess a soul

A grand temporary structure called the Crystal Palace is being built for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.

23 Jun 2019 7:22 AM

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Fear, humour mix in sadly prescient saga of our times

Not just a love between people but a love for an idea that is right, that is humane, that is a counter to hate, anger and violence.

23 Jun 2019 7:16 AM

Did you know that laughter is the secret of leadership?

Call us snobs, but the only cards we accept are our own.

21 Jun 2019 3:46 AM

Gentle, urgent, sensual offerings of fine fiction

Some of the others I have read and come across in various journals and magazines, such as the Granta, Berlin Quarterly and Open.

21 Jun 2019 3:43 AM

A light tale of hope and compassion

Uzma Jalaluddin’s Ayesha at Last weaves a romantic comedy that validates the experiences of the South Asian-Muslim diaspora in Canada.

19 Jun 2019 12:08 AM

A detailed Chronicle

According to the author his immense love for the character of Baahubali in the movie and Avengers inspired him to write his book.

19 Jun 2019 12:08 AM

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When you need to accept death, read this to save your life

Puri’s mother is an anesthesiologist, and Sunita and her younger brother grew up in a household steeped in medicine.

16 Jun 2019 7:04 AM

Earnestly rendered compilation portrays a flawed genius

Each translator has a section of poems which he has translated — Husain Mir Ali, Baidar Bakht, Sumantra Ghosal, Pritish Nandy and Sudeep Sen.

16 Jun 2019 6:57 AM

Going Beyond Climate Change

Eminent author Amitav Ghosh says ‘Gun Island’ is his attempt of an answer to ‘The Great Derangement’.

15 Jun 2019 12:13 AM

Forbidden to love, forbidden to leave

The case was heard by a high court judge, Sir Lawrence Byrne, with his wife Lady Dorothy Byrne sitting beside him, permitted in those days.

14 Jun 2019 2:13 AM

Playing with metaphors

Anuradha Prasad’s Raindrops and Caterpillars is a prodigious example of real outcomes of mundane human decisions.

13 Jun 2019 1:36 AM

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