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Books review: An edgy mystery with no crime

Seventeen is about Yuuki, a 57-year-old reporter with a small local newspaper, the North Kanto Times, in a provincial backwater in Japan.

15 Apr 2018 2:32 AM

A deeply researched thriller on ISIS

The thriller aspect of the book is fairly thrill-less but by the time the plan to get Zahi out is ready, you do feel invested in her escape.

11 Mar 2018 12:26 AM

Celebrating the spirit of Mumbai

Communal riots break out the next day, the city in a frenzy of bloodletting created by politicians enjoying the show on their TVs.

04 Feb 2018 7:31 AM

Hankering for a deep read? Get Shikari

The translation is very good, despite the translator’s fears about bringing this complex and densely-written Kannada book to another audience.

14 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

A book born out of curiosity over spices

Reshii eventually solved the kalpasi mystery, but it is her descriptions of situations like this that make her book so very engaging.

03 Dec 2017 1:02 AM


Book review: It doesn’t leave you for days

Victor’s memories of school lead to memories of his life after school, as a speaker unafraid to share his opinions on any issue.

19 Nov 2017 1:31 AM

Book review: It makes you fall in love with the hills

I want to explore the Himalayas with this book, just as the author did, not zip past them.

12 Nov 2017 1:13 AM

Book review: It tugs at your heart & hits at the same time

The man never understood his son even as he grew up. The son loved his home town. He talked about things like happiness and nostalgia.

05 Nov 2017 12:54 AM

Book review: A ride full of laughter, tears, sunshine

Astrid, 16, is not as blasé as Mireille about winning the Pig Pageant.

03 Sep 2017 2:43 AM

Book review: How a demented mind thinks

Alzheimer's means that the connections Mrs C makes between the news and her family are not exactly straightforward.

21 Jul 2017 12:10 AM


Go ahead EC, pink rules!

EC would do well to have pink voting booths all around the country.

12 Feb 2017 4:31 AM

Book review: To be gay and sad in small-town India

The story “Bed Bug” is about his friend Shankar Gowda, a transsexual treated like dirt by the same heterosexual men.

05 Feb 2017 12:55 AM

Book review: A world full of Nakuls, Vidurs and Narads

Dvarca’s world is separated from our own only by a small stretch of the imagination.

15 Jan 2017 2:03 AM

Book review: Finding life within the trappings of a hotel

The tone and pace are occasionally uneven, so that at times you understand completely what the count felt about his essays of Montaigne.

18 Dec 2016 1:18 AM

Book review: Love in the time of Partition

The story is very focused. It’s 1947 and in the town of Suhanpur, in just about to be divided Punjab.

27 Nov 2016 1:35 AM


Master the Monkey mind

Celebrations are kicking off around the world to mark the new Chinese year — the Year of the Monkey.

07 Feb 2016 10:41 PM

The night of Amavasya

Regarded divine across cultures, The Moon is regarded as God or Goddess in different cultures.

10 Nov 2015 10:19 PM