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Books | The Asian Age

Agents anonymous

Author Anup Vijay cooks up a RAW thriller with his audiobook in Hindi — Zero to Bravo.

18 Sep 2019 12:09 AM

For the thrill of crime fiction

Rajesh Shankaran’s second crime thriller, Switch in Time, is inspired by women who defy old patriarchal norms.

18 Sep 2019 12:07 AM

Emergency, scrutinised through the female gaze

It is too easy to just set it in the Emergency or in India and the world of the 1970s.

15 Sep 2019 1:32 AM

A searing portrait of how NRC has Assam locked in a time warp

A considerable amount of the work is also finessed by her own networks of family and friends as well as professional contacts built up over the years.

15 Sep 2019 1:28 AM

One filmmaker’s campaign for nature, children of soil

The following year, the filmmaker went back to Netarhat to zoom in on the issue of deforestation; seven films came out of the workshop held in 2017.

13 Sep 2019 1:02 AM

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Curated evenings for poetry connoisseurs

Initiatives like ‘Poetry under the Pilkan Tree’ offer poets a warm, appreciative, environment with an engaged audience of literary aficionados.

13 Sep 2019 12:55 AM

Coming-of-age page turner!

Whether you have grown up in Delhi or not, Yashodhara Lal’s new novel will transport you to your childhood.

11 Sep 2019 1:05 AM

Chilling to the core

Ex-Naval officer Kulpreet Yadav and actor Sushant Singh have co-authored Queens of Crime.

11 Sep 2019 1:05 AM

Platonic or corporeal? What Jawaharlal Nehru shared with Edwina

At first, they had written to each other every day, but within a year it was weekly and by 1954, it was fortnightly.

08 Sep 2019 2:42 AM

Kashmir’s still waters run deep

Doing so, he feels, would create the positivity needed to allow the new arrangements to reflect the spirit of the people of Kashmir.

08 Sep 2019 2:36 AM

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Witty historical fantasy sadly loses the plot

Two more sets stood a merciful distance away. Ten bodies on each, long dead, missing limbs and most of their faces.

08 Sep 2019 2:32 AM

Whistle-blower vs Ranbaxy saga asks disturbing questions

New York-based journalist Eban’s 482-page book is truly an eye-opener.

08 Sep 2019 2:28 AM

What happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?

The supposed funeral of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was held on September 18, 1945, in the cold darkness of a wintry Japanese night.

06 Sep 2019 1:36 AM

Beware of that book on your shelf!

The book on one’s shelf at home, somewhat innocuous and a source of pride and joy, is no longer so.

06 Sep 2019 1:28 AM

A wicked view of the Indian uni experience

Set in the English Department of a sprawling university in Pune known as the Oxford of the East, we meet the most idiosyncratic faculty ever.

01 Sep 2019 3:26 AM

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Who were the three guardian angels in Anupam Kher’s life?

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed internal Emergency on 25 June 1975, which lasted till end-March 1977.

01 Sep 2019 3:22 AM

Can instinct, instruction be combined to fashion a new liberal Islam?

Having said that the author proceeds to examine a variety of situations and reaction of Muslims as indeed of other people.

01 Sep 2019 3:19 AM

English beyond borders

Take a staunch Englishman to any of these places and he is sure to be appalled at the way sentences have been used.

28 Aug 2019 12:09 AM

Thrill’s the word

Kanchana Banerjee’s new crime-thriller is unapologetically naked in how it portrays characters.

28 Aug 2019 12:09 AM

All about fritters

Dig into this humdinger of a book to sample a few of the delights.

25 Aug 2019 2:43 AM

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