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A tale from Bihar of 90s

Author Abdullah Khan’s debut novel Patna Blues delves into the life of a civil service aspirant Muslim boy in Bihar.

03 Apr 2019 1:40 AM

An epic retelling

Amit Majmudar’s novel narrates the saga of a popular epic in a gripping manner.

03 Apr 2019 1:40 AM

‘World is the best teacher’

Kartikeya Ladha is travelling through Southwest India on foot to meet people and write his second book.

01 Apr 2019 12:34 AM

Knowing India through festivals and recipes

It is both no-nonsense and entertaining, and put together with a great deal of care and humour.

31 Mar 2019 4:49 AM

Otherness and unbelonging in the Northeast

The focus of the Partition of India has for too long been on the line drawn on India’s western border, through Punjab.

31 Mar 2019 4:43 AM

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Boldly questioning the climate status quo

The Arctic, Russia, the Nordic countries and Canada would be temperate, safe havens, which survivors would fight to access.

31 Mar 2019 4:38 AM

When realpolitik, and nothing else, determines state policy

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a product of the same ideology as Modi; but he failed to create an organic mix of ideology and politics.

29 Mar 2019 1:09 AM

How often do we place ‘reason’ before ‘identity’?

A lot of innovative ideas were thrown up but the allotted time was over before the mike could come to me.

29 Mar 2019 12:54 AM

‘Head’ for intrigue and a yen for drama

Jeffrey Archer’s latest novel is an exciting blend that combines the nexus between politics and capitalism, making it a rivetting read.

28 Mar 2019 5:12 AM

‘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

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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

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

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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

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

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