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Rail tracks, objects, memory, history

My walking point started at the outer limit of Carnoules village, at times towards Aix, and on other days towards the lake village of Besse.

17 Jan 2020 2:23 AM

Asiatic Society’s 2019 Reprints: Looking back at a glorious past

The meticulous translations of Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Tibetan and other works opened up India’s past to the rest of the world.

17 Jan 2020 2:14 AM

Friends from Potterverse don’t live up to promise

With a silver lightening bolt as the centrepiece of its glossy white cover, Accidental Magic begins with great promise.

12 Jan 2020 2:03 AM

A novel-in-stories charts the secret life of a neighbourhood

At the mouth of the lane, hanging perilously from a wrought iron pole is a plaque the colour of midnight blue.

12 Jan 2020 2:01 AM

Fondly remembering the world’s last polymath

Serious students of genetics and medicine would no doubt still be exposed to Haldane’s work.

12 Jan 2020 1:56 AM

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From non-alignment to ‘multi-alignment’

A “broader Asia” that broke away geographical boundaries is now beginning to take on a distinct form.

10 Jan 2020 3:57 AM

The book as we know it is dead, but long live reading!

The print book is a physical entity, a product and requires certain optimal conditions for its continuance.

10 Jan 2020 3:44 AM

The literary heaven

This event is almost like a tradition for a book lover residing in the capital every year and this year has been no different.

08 Jan 2020 12:22 AM

In the age of post-truths, what colour is your favourite lie?

The thing is, this all gets messy remarkably quickly, because of the sheer variety of ways there are of being wrong.

05 Jan 2020 2:29 AM

Big-hearted effort to give the Tamil dream its due

The Jallikattu protests in Chennai’s Marina Beach brought attention to, among other things, the plight of indigenous cattle.

05 Jan 2020 2:22 AM

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Tender, funny memories of a mighty Amma

Murugan has mastered the art of making the ordinary extraordinary.

05 Jan 2020 2:17 AM

Call of the river, of Kashi and the burning ghats

The hotel itself is housed in a heritage property of the erstwhile family of the Muksudpur Tekari state of Bihar.

03 Jan 2020 3:17 AM

Towards human liberation through spirituality

An essential feature of Islamic philosophy is the spirit of sincere inquiry and continual learning.

03 Jan 2020 2:21 AM

Desi Mills and Boons author

An interview with Milan Vohra, the author of Our song, who specialises in the romance genre.

02 Jan 2020 12:34 AM

Partition trauma revisited!

Ravi Rai’s book The Tattoo on My Breast is a captivating love story set in the country’s most harrowing age.

02 Jan 2020 12:32 AM

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Rereading A Suitable Boy during ‘unsuitable’ times

The thing with millennials is that they are usually quite tolerant of eccentricities — even encouraging of it at times.

31 Dec 2019 11:48 AM

Tongue-in-cheek, sophisticated or naughty – the title says it all

Beauvoir’s title was most apt for the book but sometimes, titles can be misleading.

27 Dec 2019 3:25 AM

Invisibility of Nehruvian idealism evident in India’s foreign policy

Nehru authored the fundamental stance of non-alignment in a climate of post-Second World War hostility between capitalism and Communism.

27 Dec 2019 3:21 AM

Flipkart’s story, and a ringside view of the startup world

Over the years, lots of newsprint has been used to report on the company’s journey.

22 Dec 2019 7:57 AM

Slim, fearless novel takes on the anomie of our times

Each character gets a “soliloquy” in their voice, only one.

22 Dec 2019 7:55 AM

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