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Why some laws are obeyed, and some are almost ignored

The origins of law and the question of what law is and why people abide by it are matters that have long been debated.

24 Aug 2018 1:29 AM

Buddhism India’s greatest gift to us: Bhutan royal

Following Nehru’s visit, Bhutan launched its first Five Year Plan in 1961, which, along with the second, was financed by India.

24 Aug 2018 1:23 AM

Chronicling delights of Thanjavur

For Krithika, research and writing falls under her many habits and ‘Treasures’ took a lot of that to finally come into being.

23 Aug 2018 1:07 AM

Hungry and thrilling!

Writing for Richa Lakhera was born out of a need to tell the truth... Her latest book too traverses honesty and ugly truths.

22 Aug 2018 12:08 AM

A quest to belong

In the course of writing, people inspire him. The desire to connect with other humans.

22 Aug 2018 12:08 AM

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A perfect bhel-puri of desire, betrayal, sex

Domestic violence, acid attack, purdah system witch hunting, environmental issues are presented in a drama form in the last story, “The End of Ages”.

19 Aug 2018 12:31 AM

A brilliant concept ruined by poor execution

It’s hard to place a book like this. On the one hand, the point of the story is awesome.

19 Aug 2018 12:30 AM

Kipling’s Panchayat of the Gods

The lines certainly smack of racism along with Kipling’s advice to the then American president that America had a ‘moral duty’ in the Philippines.

17 Aug 2018 12:23 AM

‘Nobel’ Naipaul: The enigma of departure

The iconic writer’s career was also marked with controversies and skirmishes with his counterparts.

17 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

A twisted love story

The book was in fact titled Minority X, later renamed to Forbidden, and then to The Kafir’s Love.

15 Aug 2018 12:21 AM

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Explorations of a diaspora

The angst of ordinary lives has taken this debutant writer towards narratives that are diverse and inherently Indian.

15 Aug 2018 12:21 AM

It’s racy, interesting, revealing a wonderful new world to readers

If the story was told only from Zarin’s point of view, the chances of monotony creeping in were high.

12 Aug 2018 12:51 AM

A slickly produced work of non-fiction

The impact of his work over Tamil literature and culture has been huge, the author notes and shows how.

12 Aug 2018 12:47 AM

Trials of women in a society dominated by men

It was something you were born to, if you were a woman, and embedded in you from girlhood.

12 Aug 2018 12:44 AM

Give peas a chance: Gerry Adams writes a cookbook

Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, and use purely political means.

10 Aug 2018 12:27 AM

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Magical, mystical Ladakh and love that transcends the physical

Hemis abounds in philosophy that is not spouted by a preacher or a teacher but one who speaks from life’s experiences.

10 Aug 2018 12:27 AM

Insights into how India’s most successful war since its inception was fought & won

This was a war that saw the Indian political and military leadership at its historical best.

10 Aug 2018 12:27 AM

Authors share more about their favourite reads on Book Lovers Day

For book lovers, manuscripts act as a much needed source of escape from the monotony of daily life.

09 Aug 2018 3:26 PM

Under the influence

Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s book Acid accepts the world as it is and leaves no space for unwanted arguments.

08 Aug 2018 12:46 AM

Mythology gets modern

Author Anita Sivakumaran got curiosity to get the better of her, and her recent read sums up the same.

08 Aug 2018 12:46 AM

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