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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

‘It’s wrong of parents to presume they know better’

The book has also been translated in Hindi by Yashwant Vyas as Woh Jo Hai.

05 Sep 2018 12:31 AM

Do give a damn, for the right reasons!

Choose your battles wisely and make informed decisions is what the author advocates, albeit in a nonchalant manner.

05 Sep 2018 12:31 AM

A racy read with lots of laugh-out-loud moments

The story is extremely readable, the credit for it goes to the decent writing style.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

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