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Shashi Warrier

Book Review | Quasi-autobiographical & sanitised trip back to 1980s’ Mumbai

There’s a disquieting view of the country’s education system, as Yuri discovers in preparing for the tuitions that generate his income

20 Nov 2022 1:38 AM

Shashi Warrier | Capitalism and the future of train travel

“No one remembers cassettes,” I said. “Youngsters these days don’t even know about CDs!”

06 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Book Review | A cleverly wound string of quirky-witty mindbenders

Everything in this quirky speculative fiction is about a search for essence

04 Sep 2022 2:08 AM

Shashi Warrier | All’s fair in love and school…

“Confusion means diversity,” my friend replied, finishing the coffee and putting the cup down with a bang

04 Sep 2022 12:16 AM

An introduction to vivid maths in lush and mellow Trinidad

If you like vibrant and provocative writing, you might like to dip into this book

07 Aug 2022 12:28 AM


Shashi Warrier | Is the Indian govt spoiling its citizens?

The government wants citizens to make the best of whatever they get. So everyone learns to evolve, to deal with whatever life gives them

07 Aug 2022 12:17 AM

Book Review | The superheroes of the shore continue to surprise and allure

These shifting battlegrounds are without villains, for the killers take what they need and no more

16 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Shashi Warrier | The New Press Utopia!

That question was a mistake, because even though he can’t talk while he’s drinking, he can certainly think and drink, and he did

10 Jul 2022 12:59 AM

Book Review | Writer turns diarist, maps his own matrix of thoughts

It’s a small book, sprinkled lightly with insight, with moments of intimacy and of honesty

12 Jun 2022 2:42 PM

Shashi Warrier | Variant-shopping and the booster consultation

'If the bloody virus is manmade, it makes sense to develop a vaccine for it, too'

12 Jun 2022 3:43 AM


Shashi Warrier | The tweet is mightier than the sword

It’s not the servers and the software but what people do with them

08 May 2022 1:23 AM

book Review | Relook at Netaji, the inconvenient one who made all the hard choices

After all, he did more in two decades than most other heroes achieved in a lifetime

01 May 2022 12:26 AM

Book Review | Lesbian girl’s family drama let down by plot device

Nawaaz Ahmed has a gift for the language that will likely brighten with usage, as he grows in simplicity and wisdom

24 Apr 2022 12:43 AM

Shashi Warrier | The three lives and death of a cat

I didn’t fancy having a cat in the house, but that purr was irresistible

03 Apr 2022 12:49 AM

Book Review | Sketches from Bangladesh on the slow death of ideals

Shahidul Zahir tells of the horrors that came before the creation of Bangladesh and of why their shadows will never leave the land

03 Apr 2022 12:05 AM


Shashi Warrier | Hobgoblin in the house

We’ve named it Kuttichathan, Malayalam for hobgoblin

06 Mar 2022 1:55 AM

Book Review | Clear-eyed perspective on Mahatma’s assassination

The first thing that strikes you about this book is its no-nonsense writing

27 Feb 2022 2:45 AM

Shashi Warrier | No bump in the road if the better half rides...

Our lives have changed so much since the pandemic started that some things we thought normal a few years ago seem extraordinary now

13 Feb 2022 2:31 AM

Did careless governance plus bad work ethic cause India’s economic descent?

The opening pages of the book argue that India was always rich. Certainly it was

09 Jan 2022 1:34 AM

Shashi Warrier | How I made peace with my scooter and my life

I tried lots of popular scooters, and they all seemed the same: small and light and cramped, with my knees hitting the apron if braked hard

02 Jan 2022 2:25 AM