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Development that usurps nature

The multi-linear narrative tells a story that reflects the problems that plague various societies

11 Nov 2017

The Great War on Prithvi: A mythological thriller with an Indian flavour

The Great War on Prithvi is a racy read and a reflection of contemporary Indian fiction

07 Nov 2017

Image of Satyajit Ray while recording for Pather Panchali (1955). (Photo | wikimedia commons)
Book Review: The making of 'Shatranj ke Khilari'

When it comes to be counted in the world's greatest directors, only one name finds place -- Satyajit Ray.

06 Nov 2017

Shailli Chopra
‘There is need to put the spotlight on women writing’

Shailli Chopra, founder of SheThePeople, talks about the exclusive book club by women, for women and about women

04 Nov 2017

Salman Rushdie
Missing the quintessential midnight’s child touch

A dark, deep and at times delightful read that definitely could have been more

04 Nov 2017

Walk in the woods

What is true of mountains is also true of this book. In one way, it lives up to the ‘wanderings’ part of its title.

04 Nov 2017

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K Satchidanandan selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

K Satchidanandan, has been selected for this year's Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Kerala government's highest literary honour.

01 Nov 2017

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui |AFP
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui apologises, withdraws his book 'An Ordinary Life'

After a complaint was filed against him for outraging the modesty of  Niharika Singh, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui apologised and announced that he is withdrawing his book "An Ordinary Life."

30 Oct 2017

An antholgy that does Madras proud

Laying no claims to have covered every aspect, here is a ground plan to guide you in the city

28 Oct 2017

Mesmerising stories in a borrowed tongue

Translation of vernacular works into English has allowed modern writers to emerge as a literary force

28 Oct 2017

Karan Mahajan, whose second book has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017, speaks about the sense of impotence victims of small attacks feel
There isn’t a taxonomy of suffering: Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan, whose second book has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017, speaks about the sense of impotence victims of small attacks feel

28 Oct 2017

Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness', onsidered among the top competitors in the race, had failed to make the shortlist of six books for The Man Booker Prize (Fiction) 2017. (Photo | PTI)
'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' not for movie adaptation, says Arundhati Roy

Author Arundhati Roy has said her second book "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" is not a novel which is to be made into a movie.

27 Oct 2017

Cover of The Silent Companions
This horror novel will pull the rug from under your feet

Set in Victorian England, the offering at hand is an extremely creepy and menacing Gothic horror novel.

27 Oct 2017

This Oct. 21, 1971 file photo shows Pablo Neruda, poet and then Chilean ambassador to France, talking with reporters in Paris after being named the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. (AP)
Poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer: Experts

Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, as listed on his official death certificate, forensic experts claim.

26 Oct 2017

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Cambridge University to 'decolonise' English syllabus in a bid to be more inclusive

The prestigious University of Cambridge has begun discussions to make its curriculum more inclusive by incorporating black and minority ethnic (BME) writers, attempting to 'decolonise' its syllabus.

25 Oct 2017

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The Bhojpuri Kitchen: Book review

A trained chef explores the varied cuisine of the state and describes her discovery of the "bhansa ghar" in a new book.

24 Oct 2017

Author Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond autobiography wins literary award for non-fiction

Ruskin Bond's autobiography, "Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography" has been awarded this year's Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize in the non-fiction category.

24 Oct 2017

Former Indian cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar (File | PTI)
When friends spoiled Sachin Tendulkar's first Chinese food experience!

Hachette India has brought out "Chase Your Dreams", an adaptation of Tendulkar's autobiography "Playing It My Way", exclusively targeted at children and young adults.

22 Oct 2017

Book tastings

Judaism, Christianity and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism ‘God’ very often means ‘Goddess’.

21 Oct 2017

Dr Raghuram Rajan at a press conference while he was the RBI Governor

A Gentleman Economist’s take

A necessary read for a perspective on monetary policy, exchange rate management and banking reforms

21 Oct 2017

Pages of Juvenile Fantasy

With a bare bones plot, this 16-year-old debut author tries his hand at some amateur suspense

21 Oct 2017