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  Books

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‘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

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

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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

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

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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

Immensely readable, but only about Atal

Some explanations are rather too pat, some observations are superficial, but it is that sort of a book.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

A litany of Imran’s failings and sins, or Reham Khan’s?

Reham is careful to describe her own unquestionable piety, unwavering faith in the tenets of the Quran and her devotion to her marriage.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

When a cow turns into a ‘rakshak’

Three leading English publishing firms set up offices in India at the end of nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.

31 Aug 2018 12:57 AM

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Pressure of ‘text’pectations

The story unfolds in an interesting manner when she finds herself opening up, and wanting to communicate with him.

29 Aug 2018 12:50 AM

Once upon a time in Bihar

IPS officer Amit Lodha’s debut book Bihar Diaries is a thrilling account of arresting one of Bihar’s most feared ganglords.

29 Aug 2018 12:49 AM

A memorable journey sure to linger for a long time

She writes: “My parents had brought me up as an Indian and instilled the fact that we were Indian first, Indian second and Indian last.”

26 Aug 2018 12:07 AM

Left and Right: Inheritors of a blood-soaked history

From the detailed history of political violence, it emerges that there are no innocent players in the district’s politics.

26 Aug 2018 12:06 AM

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

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