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Book excerpt | This in-between space of destruction and desire

Excerpted from 'The Black Magic Women: Stories from Northeast India', short story titled 'Mayur Vihar'

22 May 2022 2:06 AM

Book Review | History of Indian nation-building from the standpoint of Rahul Bajaj

There are three ways to understand the country’s journey — textbooks, history books and biographies of well-known personalities

22 May 2022 1:20 AM

Book Review | Of death’s grim reapers, their wishes, hurts and revelations

James' 7th novel, and 2nd to be translated into English, is a deep meditation on time and the chaos that ensues when it is annihilated

22 May 2022 1:04 AM

Book excerpt | When inexplicable things, strangely, don’t happen only to others...

I raised my hand to wave her goodbye, but grabbed my arm and pulled me closer

15 May 2022 12:42 AM

Book Review | Chronicle of a ‘normal’ murder, foretold staggeringly

While the theme may seem predictable, crime & retribution, it unfolds in surprising ways and that ultimately, is the strength of this novel

15 May 2022 12:41 AM

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Book Review | Soulful debut holds mirror to fragile mom-daughter tie

The mirror is not just a something to see one’s reflection in, it’s also symbolic of looking deep into one’s soul

08 May 2022 11:59 AM

Sridhar Balan | Raising a toast to the golden storytelling legacy of Tbilisi

Each toast no doubt comprised a story about the happy couple

08 May 2022 11:41 AM

Book Review | In praise of Modi’s calibrated risk-taking on the security front

The author sees PM Modi as the man of the hour, the man of destiny, who has completely altered India’s security and strategic perspective

08 May 2022 11:31 AM

Book Review | Soulful debut holds mirror to fragile mom-daughter tie

The main character Noomi Wadia is a sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, bright Parsi woman

08 May 2022 11:22 AM

Raising a toast to the golden storytelling legacy of Tbilisi

The world book capital was an initiative started by Unesco in 2001 after the idea was mooted first in Madrid in 1995

08 May 2022 11:13 AM

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Book Review | Joining the dots to complete Partition puzzle

Whatever it resulted in was a course of events for which India is dearly paying till date

01 May 2022 12:55 AM

Book Excerpt | How visiting Antwerp and keeping my word transformed my life

Before it was known for its diamonds, Antwerp was the most important trading and financial centre in Western Europe

01 May 2022 12:35 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 | Biography of AMU reflects quest of the Indian Muslim

The book’s everlasting impact on a young reader like me lies in the part that describes the struggles for any creative mind

01 May 2022 12:23 AM

Book excerpt | Walking through the Indo-Malaysian rainforests infested by humans

Deben knew there was a strange trust between them, and he was secretly pleased when the villagers teased him about his elephant

24 Apr 2022 12:57 AM

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Book Review | Good journalism shows difference between history, Hindutva legend

Jha traces the journey of Gandhi’s killer from the latter’s childhood in a story-telling format

24 Apr 2022 12:57 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

Book Review | Of writers, ghostwriters and the magic of written words

This book is the result of a sportswriter turning his lens on to literature

17 Apr 2022 12:44 AM

Book Review | A Sultan who made schoolgirls proud

Meena Arora Nayak has added flesh, bones, and a magnetic personality to Sultan Razziat in this enthralling work of historical fiction

17 Apr 2022 12:31 AM

Book Excerpt | Isn’t audience to blame for consuming lies spread on reality shows?

I did have my voice and an ability to share my version of reality with the media and on my own social media platforms

17 Apr 2022 12:10 AM

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