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book review 2024

Book Review | Rebirth of a classic on Indian coal town

The prose is fluid and inviting, as it keeps the reader hooked to the seemingly ordinary life of the characters

06 Jul 2024 12:20 PM

Book Review | Train of nostalgia to ’60s Bombay

One story stands out as obvious fiction: it’s about a young British lady who visits India to marry a wealthy British man

06 Jul 2024 12:13 PM

Book Review | A witty biography of the most popular human body part

The English language boasts over 700 terms for the breasts — most of them coined by men

06 Jul 2024 12:09 PM

Book Review | Apocalypse when, asks this brief history of superbugs

A must-read, and not only for science buffs

29 Jun 2024 1:04 PM

Book Review | How the MEA was knocked together

The book’s range and recounting of many little-known diplomatic episodes make it an interesting and educative read

29 Jun 2024 12:58 PM


Book Review | How to secretly woo your bestie!

To me, The Remains of the Body is an intriguing work. While the story centres on love, there’s no romance in it at all

29 Jun 2024 12:36 PM

Book Review | How to navigate a mixed-race identity

Jassa Ahluwalia, clearly, has not just sat around wanting to be accepted, but has read books and met people, and introspected deeply

22 Jun 2024 12:30 PM

Book Review | Patriots who were friends too

Independence. At the centre of the circle was perhaps the most modern woman in India of those times — Sarojini Naidu

22 Jun 2024 12:10 PM

Book Review | Armchair economics! This room is all elephant

The book’s omissions are glaring, leaving critical gaps in its analysis of India’s economic landscape

22 Jun 2024 11:52 AM

Book Review | Of Feluda, ‘dry days’: A whimsical look, but serious too

Though the slim volume is thick with cultural cross-references, it is the pop culture stardust of Bengal, Hazra’s motherland

15 Jun 2024 12:59 PM


Book Review | The voice of the Nepali American

Ranjan Adiga, both as a writer and as a Nepali-American, has always been fairly vocal about the contemporary issues Nepalis face

15 Jun 2024 12:25 PM

Book Review | A capitalist’s diagnosis of what ails capitalism

Sharma paints a vivid picture of the story of market crises, especially the 2008-09 financial markets meltdown

15 Jun 2024 12:18 PM

Book Review | Hyper-real horror-mystery set in fundamentalist universe

This book is an excellent lesson on how religious outfits prey on students

09 Jun 2024 12:10 AM

Book Review | India-Pak: Is peace via dialogue flawed?

An insightful dialogue between the two former spooks recorded in the form of a book

09 Jun 2024 12:05 AM

Book Review | The angst a social media trial can generate

The author is a reasonably well-known sports journalist who was a favourite of a former president of BCCI who promoted him as a historian

01 Jun 2024 1:02 PM


Book Review | Whimsical mindbenders that disturb and delight

A collection of short stories in the realm of speculative fiction, the book hits two major pain points in my reading life

01 Jun 2024 12:57 PM

Book Review | How India, Nepal let each other down

The book covers the past seven decades

01 Jun 2024 12:34 PM

Book Review | The heart of a dark matter

This is a page-turner and can be categorised as a one-sitting delicacy with a lip-smacking aftertaste

25 May 2024 12:17 PM

Book Review | An Indian with an Arab’s inner reserves

Here is the strange case for today’s India, which is turning ominously xenophobic

25 May 2024 12:10 PM

Has the IAS failed the nation? D. Subbarao shares his views

The narrative is straightforward, guileless, compassionate and full of insights

18 May 2024 2:11 PM