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Book Review | Free speech, fake news & the Indian press

For the sake of authenticity, the author, a newspaper industry veteran, restricts his scrutiny to the print media

04 Jul 2021 3:31 AM

Book Review | Resurrecting, in mind’s eye, a living Red Fort

While much of the book and its many short sections tend to be somewhat disjointed and faltering, as we approach the end, things change

04 Jul 2021 3:25 AM

Book Review | A global Indian’s view of the best the world has to offer…

Sundeep is one of those friends with whom you can pick up from where you left off

04 Jul 2021 2:35 AM

Book review | All Roads Lead North

A handshake across Himalayas, amid Terai rumblings

21 Jun 2021 11:48 AM

Book Review | An Odia literary star’s fine vignettes, wicked wit and social insights

While the book deals with dark subjects, the hand that writes it is beautifully light, and gives you many occasions to laugh out loud

20 Jun 2021 12:30 AM

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Book Review | The eloquent outsider, lovingly remembered...

Guru Dutt had the rare ability of being loved and commanding the loyalty of those who came in contact with him

20 Jun 2021 12:20 AM

Book Review | Fantasy beats autofiction, but ‘magic realism’ trounced by fact

Salman contends that publishing today favours the revealing, racially, sexually and culturally situated autobiography

20 Jun 2021 12:10 AM

Book Review | Bookseller’s love story in wartime Paris shows past is never behind us

Fast paced, the book, though a work of fiction, has been well researched and with historical sources cited

06 Jun 2021 9:27 AM

Book Review | Hobsbawm’s choice: When logic rejects nationalism...

Britain’s best-known historian, Eric Hobsbawm, traverses a similar path in his writings on Nationalism

06 Jun 2021 9:18 AM

Book Review | An insider’s view on elite publishing in Indian Right’s shadow

The book gives us an opportunity to have an insider’s view of the Indian publishing world

06 Jun 2021 9:11 AM

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Covid orphans: Climber pitches in with book

Aditya Gupta is a Delhi-based entrepreneur, founder of The Rug Republic and a trained mountaineer

25 May 2021 3:01 PM

Book Review | Monograph studies tone of mridangam

Mridangam, also called Naadha Vadhiyam and king of percussion instruments, has evolved over centuries

23 May 2021 11:29 AM

Book Review | War fiction, which resembles fact

The story of induction into Sri Lanka and coping up with the fears of mines is narrated through conversations

23 May 2021 11:27 AM

Book Review | Warm, fuzzy resumés of pets of royal heroes

In some cases, the bonds between pets and masters were so strong that even death could not separate them

23 May 2021 11:26 AM

Book Review | If only our netas read Gandhi, instead of making him a deity

With Covid fatalities soaring, we can hardly dispute the Mahatma’s opinion

23 May 2021 11:24 AM

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Book Review | A clinical view of the exit of Delhi durbar, not an anti-Modi diatribe

Sanjay Baru’s book analyses the changing complexion of India’s diverse influence groups

09 May 2021 9:53 AM

Book Review | The grandeur and myriad horrors of a Begum’s dastaan

Restless Ameera implores her dadi to tell stories about Feroza Begum, whose own restlessness had ruined her life

09 May 2021 9:52 AM

Book Review | Laugh and also ponder what patriarchy might do next

The book is a delightful account by a beleaguered researcher to investigate impact of government’s agro-forestry policy in Gujarat

09 May 2021 9:50 AM

Book Review | Bunch of cautionary tales on sexist abuse

The key to resolving the crisis is shown to be lying with the victims, themselves

25 Apr 2021 9:52 AM

Book Review | B'bye chick lit, welcome cross-cultural crime fiction

Fate conspires to throw Bambi and Kashi together again — rekindling old sparks — when the club’s handsome Zumba instructor is found dead

25 Apr 2021 9:48 AM

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