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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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