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Maid of honour

Stephanie Lands’s memoirs have made it to NYT’s bestseller list.

14 Feb 2019 12:51 AM

Kashmir: A land with a rich history is now in turmoil

The Tamil, Telugu, Kalinga, Bengali and other civilisations all have histories that go back several millennia.

08 Feb 2019 1:24 AM

There’s a Perumal Murugan in all of us

The keynote address by the Assamese writer Dhruba Jyoti Borah underscored that literature must be free from any kind of control.

08 Feb 2019 1:18 AM

It’s best to sell real stories

Genres don’t matter to writer Ahmed Faiyaz. For him, it’s the story and how it evolves...

06 Feb 2019 2:30 AM

Ancient India saw desire as duty to self

Gurcharan Das’ book, Kama: The Riddle of Desire, argues that ancient Hindu civilisation saw desire as the source of action, creation and procreation.

06 Feb 2019 2:29 AM


Radha: Not only a rasika, but a rebel in love

The book, not surprisingly, begins with a comparison between Radha and Sita. Radha, like Sita, is also a manifestation of Lakshmi.

03 Feb 2019 8:10 AM

New Salinger works to be out soon!

Unpublished works by JD Salinger to be released soon says son, Matt Salinger.

02 Feb 2019 4:47 PM

Finding order in chaos

Markus Zusak shares the importance of chaos in his life, his writing journey so far and the inspiration behind some of his characters.

30 Jan 2019 12:17 AM

Why we need a good alternative to the board exams

Over the years, there have been reams written on what ails our school educational system and what needs to be done by way of reform.

25 Jan 2019 1:36 AM

Tales of the vanquished

Aditya Iyengar explores the history of the Chola Empire through a prisoner’s eyes.

24 Jan 2019 12:30 AM


Podcasts those page turners

The year 2019 will give podcasts a literary spin as different genres get a place in the sunshine.

24 Jan 2019 12:25 AM

Many contours of the triple talaq debate

The book traces the origin of triple talaq to the time of Caliph Umar in the 7th century, years after Prophet Muhammad’s demise.

20 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

Ritwik Ghatak spins yarns of many moods and shades

That he continues to teach and delight us some 42 years after he passed away is a testimony to his genius as a director.

20 Jan 2019 12:12 AM

The idea was to explore many facets that comprise a young girl

My protagonist had to be someone, who cared for her family and could put herself behind for all of them, says Anupriya.

19 Jan 2019 2:26 PM

Michelle Obama's ‘Becoming’ beats ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The first lady’s life story has the longest run atop Amazon beating ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.

19 Jan 2019 12:18 PM


It was important that someone bell the cat - I became the bell; and I become the cat

Laughter is said to be the best elixir and the book is a satire on architecture and building industry.

19 Jan 2019 12:02 PM

Laurel and Hardy to return soon

The iconic duo are all set make a comeback in the form of comics.

17 Jan 2019 4:37 PM

Living under the shadow of death

Malala Yousafzai’s latest book, We are Displaced throws light on the lives of young refugee girls from across the world.

17 Jan 2019 7:03 AM

A present haunted by the sound of ghungroos from the past

The language is akin to the view from the top of a mountain, breathtaking in its rich imagery.

13 Jan 2019 1:02 AM

Remembering a bygone era

Different tales, diverse locales and apt storytelling, read this debut.

12 Jan 2019 2:39 AM