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Book review: 'The Recovering' shatters addiction and recovery myths

Jamison's exploration of how culture impacts the direction that addiction takes people is, while not new, framed in a nuanced context, giving new breath and voice to an old problem.

18 Apr 2018

Simple thoughts told through relevant anecdotes

Mano Bharathi is one among the few aspiring young writers in the city who use regional language to pen their thoughts.

17 Apr 2018

The life and times of a street dog

Have you ever loved someone so much that you wanted to write stories about them? Fourteen-year-old Anjali Venkatesh’s affection towards dogs motivated her to write a book. “

17 Apr 2018

A special case of love and unabashed laughter

Zac O’ Yeah’s Tropical Detective is a roller-coaster ride

17 Apr 2018

In good books

* Despite all the technology, books are still in demand, claim libraries and bookshop owners * English books by Chetan Bhagat and Paulo Coelho figure repeatedly in the best-seller list

17 Apr 2018

Over 50 years ago, U R Ananthamurthy’s first novel, Samskara, broke new ground in modern Indian literature.
Readign 'Suragi': A Journey into the Self

Given the range and richness of the life lived, packaging it into words has a slight downside

14 Apr 2018

For those looking for the essence of truth of the human experience, you will find them embedded in the many layered narratives, the tales, the nuances, the twists and turns of The Mahabharata.
Reading 'Evil in the Mahabharata': Layered narratives

The Mahabharata is the ultimate book of rules for the conduct of mankind, and continues to inspire writers

14 Apr 2018

The primeval landscape of Baltistan
Sub-continental wanderings

Chronicles of journeys to the fertile and pleasant Coorg, and the remote Himalayan Karakoram range

14 Apr 2018

Learn through the eyes of the child

A lively discussion took place on the role of parents and teachers in dealing with kids

13 Apr 2018

Celebrating books and libraries through memorable stories

On the occasion of the US National Library Week, the American Centre at the US Consulate recently organised a reading session for school kids.

13 Apr 2018

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Mission reimagine

Author Husain Haqqani who was in the city for the launch of his latest book says he wants to write on Islamic movements

13 Apr 2018

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'One Soul Many Lives' attempts to link fine arts to words

Filmmaker Laxmana Dalmias first book of prose-poetry "One Soul Many Lives" that attempts to link fine arts to words in its pages was launched here at the Bikaner House.

10 Apr 2018

File photo of the book 'Thirteen Reasons Why'. Jay Asher's 'Thirteen Reasons Why' and Sherman Alexie's 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' top the list of 'challenged' books from 2017 | AP
Asher and Alexie books among most objected to in 2017

Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind.

10 Apr 2018

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Cleo Wade's book 'Heart Talk' encourages a healthy soul diet

"Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life" isn't a self-help book, but it contains plenty of verses from Wade that are aimed to feed the soul.

10 Apr 2018

The launch of Fathima Salim’s first book Manaveeyam
Poetry gave her freedom

Fathima Salim’s collection of poems Manaveeyam is becoming popular among avid readers

09 Apr 2018

From left: Sonia McLaughlin, Barkha Deva, Seema Goswami, former Irish Ambassador Feilim McLaughlin and Dipak Deva
Racing the Road of the great Political Drama 

One holds senior journalist and columnist Seema Goswami’s book, Race Course Road, in their hands and speculations begin all almost immediately. Thoughts of which character could be an embodiment of a

08 Apr 2018

A laugh riot

Hilarious and timely, this four-colour illustrated book from The Onion satirises the Trump administration, based on the “Trump Leaks”—hundreds of memos, e-mails, letters “leaked” from the White House—

07 Apr 2018

Judgment day

Jay, a loveable fool and a petty dope dealer teaches us while on the move, giving the reader a ready-reckoner into the lives of the stereotyped.

07 Apr 2018

1857 Sepoy Mutiny
1857 through the eyes of a skull

Wagner narrates how, in the summer heat of mid-1857, native Bengal Army units at Sialkot  was mutinied, killing officers and civilians and looting the cantonment.

07 Apr 2018

The Batla House encounter
The other

An Ordinary Man’s Guide to Radicalism: Growing up Muslim in India takes us into the intimate spaces of the journey from innocence to understanding.

07 Apr 2018

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'Piracy is a real threat to writers' says Bengali fiction writer Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay said there should be an end to such practice, or else the writers will lose interest.

05 Apr 2018