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‘This is my surprise’

Chetan Bhagat during the launch of the Malayalam translation of his book The Girl in Room 105, relives his attempt to pen a murder mystery.

27 Mar 2019 1:39 AM

How ‘Indian gymnast’ stopped being an oxymoron

The book has some priceless photographs from the history of gymnastics in Tripura and some personal ones from Dipa’s household in black and white.

24 Mar 2019 2:44 AM

Pathfinding in obscurity: Science’s sheroes

The research that has gone into reconstructing the lives of each scientist is fool-proof.

24 Mar 2019 2:37 AM

The murky world of politics

The author’s third novel is inspired by the happenings in a small forgotten town in Bengal.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM

An ode to women

Novoneel Chakraborty talks about his autobiographical novel Half Torn Hearts.

21 Mar 2019 1:49 AM

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Embattled Ayodhya’s syncretic past

There is little in Singh’s book by way of clues to the committee in its effort at solving the complex communal puzzle.

17 Mar 2019 5:39 AM

Healing Scars through her prose

A visit to a burns wards led Ria Sharma on the path to helping survivors, and writing this debut book.

13 Mar 2019 12:21 AM

Vivaan Shah’s method to the mystery

Actor and author Vivaan Shah’s debut book Living Hell is a murder mystery set in the suburbs of Bombay.

13 Mar 2019 12:13 AM

The rise and rise of the women in blue

Creditably, the book is not just documentation of matches, statistics and players but also provides many sociological insights.

10 Mar 2019 5:41 AM

When Dr Zhivago was smuggled out of Russia

In reality, the book was Berlin’s critique of Tolstoy and his view of history.

08 Mar 2019 12:29 AM

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Why democracy is still thriving in India though it may be in retreat worldwide

For some political analysts, there is something inherently dysfunctional in the way Indian voters keep flipping governments.

08 Mar 2019 12:21 AM

Of epic proportions

Shakespearean in its tragic depth and explorative in its sweep, Vanara gives voice to the greatest warrior in the Ramayana, Baali.

07 Mar 2019 1:06 AM

‘Peer’ing into trauma

Creative mind Sadiqa Peerbhoy’s book explores past hurt & its relevance in life.

07 Mar 2019 1:06 AM

Boring fantasy struggles to come of age

All is well with Shui — or as well as life can be for a teenager — when a new girl joins the school.

03 Mar 2019 2:15 AM

‘Shopaholic’ back as fix-it-aholic in a witty, meet-cute family tale

Treading lightly, the popular novelist returns with an engaging read about how a young woman finds confidence, love and her parents’ respect.

01 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

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Early Indians on hindsight

The Harappan Civilisation had been a mystery in my mind ever since my student days.

27 Feb 2019 1:25 AM

Journey in picture postcards

This book provides a glimpse of the visual history of India at the beginning of the industrial travel era.

27 Feb 2019 1:25 AM

A British writer’s adventures in new Middle East

What makes his travels absorbing is that he has combined on foot journey with hitch-hiking wherever roads and traffic permitted it.

24 Feb 2019 8:03 AM

Blood-splattered birth of a nation

Zaman tells the small stories that swirl around that big story.

24 Feb 2019 8:00 AM

How the OED became ubiquitous in Indian homes

English dictionaries can broadly be divided into two broad categories — the vocabulary dictionaries and the dictionaries of English usage.

22 Feb 2019 1:54 AM

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