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Book Review | The mountain lives to tell us what we know and no more

The conversation on climate change is ongoing. Direct in tone but not as powerful, the book adds little to that discourse

26 Jun 2022 12:19 AM

Book Review | How youth is misspent in Kumbakonam

The acclaimed Tamil novel 'Pasitha Manidam', set in the Tamil heartland, is about human nature with its blemishes and beauty

26 Jun 2022 12:12 AM

Book Excerpt: The many unlooked-for advantages of speaking Bangla and Sanskrit

The book is an annotated edition of parts of 33 long letters I wrote my parents between 1963 and 1964 during my stay in India

26 Jun 2022 12:06 AM

24 startling stories begging to be reread...

'Over the Edge' is like having an entire meal of short-eats or starters, each snack is fulfilling and tasty by itself

18 Jun 2022 11:56 PM

Book excerpt: India needs to learn about this intrepid ‘queen’ of N-E

Excerpt from 'Rani Gaidinliu: Legendary Freedom Fighter from the Northeast'

18 Jun 2022 11:52 PM


Book Review | Climate fantasy that captivates and concerns

Sinha preserves his voice in this work and deserves to be congratulated for presenting this literary gem to readers

18 Jun 2022 11:47 PM

Book Review | Ambitious sci-fi certain to entertain

A system developed to end corruption and ruin ironically ends in chaos

12 Jun 2022 2:48 PM

Boom Review | Editor’s memoir uncovers large-scale media rot

Banerjee’s Editor Missing manages to hold the mirror to Indian media

12 Jun 2022 2:45 PM

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

Book Review | Articulating India’s dance vocabularies of desire

Captivating photographs add value to this volume

05 Jun 2022 11:49 AM


Book Review | Warm and funny portrayal of the strifes that bind

While things fall apart during the course of the novel, they come together again in a manner that is a bit too pat.

05 Jun 2022 11:08 AM

Book Review | G.N. Saibaba’s testimony of agony and hope

This book is not a legal scrutiny of the unfair verdict

05 Jun 2022 10:46 AM

Book review | Diamantaire’s fragmentary memoir tells of his resolve & humanity

Diamonds are Forever, however, has its appeal despite its shortcomings

29 May 2022 6:26 AM

Book review | Women need the facts on how to identify a Parsi

The DNA ancestry report of Parsis in India differs considerably from those of Iranians and Iranian Zoroastrians, reveals the author

29 May 2022 1:37 AM

Book Review | Why the ‘hardest’ journalism is exactly what matters most

Rather than fix our data collection problems, the pandemic only made them worse

29 May 2022 12:49 AM


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