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Shashi Warrier

Book Review | Convention-bound aesthetic, too many subplots clutter up big picture

Historically significant characters flit in and out of the book.

04 Jun 2023 12:37 AM

Shashi Warrier | The coronation and the child

Queen Camilla had chosen not to wear the Kohinoor, but the other jewels – the various Stars of Africa – were very much on display

04 Jun 2023 12:05 AM

Shashi Warrier | Time to get under way a World Confusion Day

“Faith is as much a part of our universe as physics”, I said. “It’s built into human nature, and thence into nature.”

30 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

Book Review | Surrealistic pieces crafted inexactly

Against this predictability and contrivance stand the occasional rhythm to the words, the touches of whimsy, a few flights of imagination.

23 Apr 2023 12:01 AM

Shashi Warrier | Viruses & nukes: Will we wake up in time or stew?

A green humanoid figure about two feet high stepped on to the ladder and descended to the ground

02 Apr 2023 12:10 AM


Shashi Warrier | Games universities play with students

Students have attend 80 percent of the classes to be eligible to write the end-semester exams

12 Mar 2023 12:05 AM

Shashi Warrier | The fitness of the bystander

Off goes the bystander on a hundred-metre sprint to the pharmacy, which is always at the far end of the hospital.

12 Feb 2023 12:55 AM

Book Review | A brief history of God

This evolving tapestry of stories linked across populations, continents and centuries is sometimes shocking but always enjoyable.

15 Jan 2023 12:39 AM

Shashi Warrier | In the name of flight security

You don’t notice it much of the time but if you happen to need to fly somewhere and you’re not used to it you could get into big trouble

08 Jan 2023 12:00 AM

Book Review | Folk heroes take precedence over icons, wording of title still curious

Review of 'Bravehearts of Bharat' by Vikram Sampath

11 Dec 2022 1:40 AM


Shashi Warrier | The Internet limbo: Where have all the orders gone?

He was using the browser and at some Railways site in no time at all, with a form that he filled in while asking me questions

03 Dec 2022 11:55 PM

Book Review | Quasi-autobiographical & sanitised trip back to 1980s’ Mumbai

There’s a disquieting view of the country’s education system, as Yuri discovers in preparing for the tuitions that generate his income

20 Nov 2022 1:38 AM

Shashi Warrier | Capitalism and the future of train travel

“No one remembers cassettes,” I said. “Youngsters these days don’t even know about CDs!”

06 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Book Review | A cleverly wound string of quirky-witty mindbenders

Everything in this quirky speculative fiction is about a search for essence

04 Sep 2022 2:08 AM

Shashi Warrier | All’s fair in love and school…

“Confusion means diversity,” my friend replied, finishing the coffee and putting the cup down with a bang

04 Sep 2022 12:16 AM


An introduction to vivid maths in lush and mellow Trinidad

If you like vibrant and provocative writing, you might like to dip into this book

07 Aug 2022 12:28 AM

Shashi Warrier | Is the Indian govt spoiling its citizens?

The government wants citizens to make the best of whatever they get. So everyone learns to evolve, to deal with whatever life gives them

07 Aug 2022 12:17 AM

Book Review | The superheroes of the shore continue to surprise and allure

These shifting battlegrounds are without villains, for the killers take what they need and no more

16 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Shashi Warrier | The New Press Utopia!

That question was a mistake, because even though he can’t talk while he’s drinking, he can certainly think and drink, and he did

10 Jul 2022 12:59 AM

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