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Ruminations on echo chambers and writing

By extension possibly, those who are deeply connected to the world of movies, wherever they may live.

08 Dec 2019 3:20 AM

Of trauma and unsaid truths, real and magical

The English-language literati, however, operates in its own bubble.

08 Dec 2019 3:16 AM

Book Review: Where will man take us? A bold story of the man technology is creating

This book reassesses how man-made technology is controlling humans by citing examples.

09 Jul 2019 3:40 PM

Book Review: The Billionaire's Funeral, the dark world of financial crime

The Billionaire’s Funeral is an apt name when the mastermind and its motive are exposed.

27 May 2019 1:08 PM

Many contours of the triple talaq debate

The book traces the origin of triple talaq to the time of Caliph Umar in the 7th century, years after Prophet Muhammad’s demise.

20 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

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Ritwik Ghatak spins yarns of many moods and shades

That he continues to teach and delight us some 42 years after he passed away is a testimony to his genius as a director.

20 Jan 2019 12:12 AM

It was important that someone bell the cat - I became the bell; and I become the cat

Laughter is said to be the best elixir and the book is a satire on architecture and building industry.

19 Jan 2019 12:02 PM

A present haunted by the sound of ghungroos from the past

The language is akin to the view from the top of a mountain, breathtaking in its rich imagery.

13 Jan 2019 1:02 AM

Book Review: Don't Tell The Governor, a tale of deceit, money and a quest for power

A fast paced edge-of-the-seat ride through the world of banking, finance and politics.

07 Jan 2019 6:23 PM

A #MeToo story, but not exactly sparkling

Anshu, the heroine, is a strong woman, a successful businessperson, a woman who’s been through pain and loss.

16 Dec 2018 12:09 AM

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Why are Vishnu’s avatars, Ram and Krishna, opposites?

Krishna married eight women and gave protection to 16,100 women.

09 Dec 2018 12:58 AM

The many shades of Jehangir, a quirky Emperor

The third Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great, built an empire which “grew so large and so rich that it might have toppled the balance of the world”.

09 Dec 2018 12:57 AM

Book review: Voice of the Runes by Manjiri Prabhu, chilling tale of love and deceit

Author cleverly captures readers’ imagination all the while dropping hints at what maybe that what everything really appears to be.

08 Dec 2018 2:11 PM

Didi: Her turf, on her terms

Mamata emerged from her one-room house with shouts of “Mamata Banerjee zindabad”.

02 Dec 2018 1:40 AM

Book review: The Queen of Jasmine Country, an ode to Andal’s poetic journey in love

Dreams, desires and love; Sharanya Manivannan’s debut novel celebrates womanhood like never before.

22 Nov 2018 8:37 PM

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Book Review: Dr Madhu Vajpayee’s I Owed You One is all about human nature

A bildungsroman of sorts, Dev's emotional journey back home is all about him trying to tie the loose ends of his life.

15 Nov 2018 11:18 AM

Stars in the august House: From Nargis to Rekha

Nehru invited Prithviraj Kapoor to his house for dinner, but he turned it down because the other crew members were not invited.

11 Nov 2018 12:45 AM

Zusak’s stories within stories delight, thrill, hurt

The Murderer now lives by the banks of a river. The old bridge across the river has been washed away; he wants to build a new bridge.

04 Nov 2018 12:33 AM

India’s freedom struggle told through the life of a little girl

A story relevant for all times. A book I would urge people to read, a book worthy of being read more than once.

28 Oct 2018 12:57 AM

A love story of two boys told simply

This is a book about how relationships are formed, what it takes to sustain them, and how to keep them going even when the future is uncertain.

28 Oct 2018 12:54 AM

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