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Devapriya Roy

Book review | Strange life of a poem that revealed Buddha to world

Jairam Ramesh’s Light of Asia, there can be no doubt, is an altogether satisfying and successful experiment

10 Oct 2021 10:21 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

Book REVIEW | Privilege-bound but absorbing study of rural Sri Lanka

A deeply absorbing novel of the old school, Beautiful Place is strongest when it portrays the worlds that the author is familiar with

07 Feb 2021 12:38 PM

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

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


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

A magical portrait of colonial Calcutta and an unlikely lovestory

Yasmine stood at the front, looking over the reservations.

20 Oct 2019 3:36 AM

‘My mentor suggested I should postpone The Novel’

At least four mugs of chai in a day, often more, sugar intake be damned, we all die in the end.

29 Sep 2019 1:37 AM

Don’t panic! Carry a towel for your safety

A still from the movie The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in which two prominent characters (right) of the novel can be seen carrying a towel — the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

25 May 2016 2:34 AM

New state of water molecule discovered

Picture this: There’s a molecule in state A. And let’s say, said molecule in state A wants to be in state B. But passing from state A to state B would cost the molecule some energy.

10 May 2016 11:27 AM