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Landscape of nothingness

There is something to be said of a 200-page book that holds one’s interest with unwavering intensity.

22 Apr 2017

Perumal Murugan
One Part Woman, translation of Perumal Murugan's Maadhorubaagan selected for Sahitya Akademi award

The selection was based on the recommendations made by a Jury comprising of Malayalam poet and critic K Satchidanandan, writer Githa Hariharan and translator and historian A R Vankatachalapathy.

19 Apr 2017

Nidhi Dalmia.(Shekhar Yadav | EPS)
Emotional roller-coaster of a well lived decade

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

15 Apr 2017

A life by itself can mean anything. But through a fiction filter, it acquires this and that meaning. Harilal & Sons, by Sujit Saraf, is the chronicle of a Rajasthani businessman in the beginning of the 20th century.
Generational saga

The narrative is part of a newer wave of fiction that uses alternate sources such as family oral tradition to construct an Indian style

15 Apr 2017

An odyssey of going back to the roots

It encapsulates philosophies that the grind of career and competition in urban India has made us forget

15 Apr 2017

Jama Masjid in New Delhi in one among the five monuments, along with  Red Fort, Purana Quila, Rasul Numa Dargah and Qutb Complex
Book traces alternative histories of five iconic Delhi monuments

Incidents integral to the formation of India have seldom found mention in archival documents of the mosque, let alone in mainstream history lessons.

14 Apr 2017

Draupadi through a poetic lens

It’s a narrative with key episodes taken from Vyasa’s epic, Mahabharata, but with curious modifications

08 Apr 2017

Self help for the smartphone lot

A guide to faith and courage, designed to give tips to reiterate concepts such as happiness, compassion and love

08 Apr 2017

An intriguing political potboiler

Friendship between two women to whom loyalty and deception are like a game of chess

08 Apr 2017

Author Toni Morrison receives her Medal of Freedom award during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2012. (File Photo | AP)
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison honored with literary award

The writer will receive the Emerson-Thoreau Medal that is meant to recognize a lifetime of literary achievements.

06 Apr 2017

Soviet era poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. (File | AP)
Soviet era Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies at 84

Yevtushenko shot to fame as a symbol of non-conformism during a brief artistic thaw in the early 1960s under party boss Nikita Khrushchev.

01 Apr 2017

The unsung loyal companions

An ode to the unknown and forgotten dog breeds native to the subcontinent

01 Apr 2017

Fresh twists is the key

Crime fiction is a wonderfully efficient way of telling stories about human life!’ said Henning Mankell, the iconic Swedish author of the ‘Wallander’ police procedurals,as he told me that thrillers, j

01 Apr 2017

Economics in our daily lives

The book is an old and classical approach that many contemporary economists have forgotten

01 Apr 2017

Amish Tripathi is launching his new book Sita-Warrior of Mithila
Sita is my warrior hero: Amish Tripathi

Widely popular among readers for his Shiva trilogy books, Amish Tripathi recently announced the title of his second book of Rama Chandra series.

01 Apr 2017

Book shelf

381 Acclaimed Bollywood director Shantanu Rai is eager to begin shooting his masterpiece, Zoon, a film on the 16th century Kashmiri queen, poet and musician,…

29 Mar 2017

Regret can’t win back lost innocence

The 1955 offensive novel of a disturbing love story between a middle-aged paedophile and 12-year-old ‘nymphet’ has achieved the status of a ‘classic’ today.

29 Mar 2017

Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her stardom Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her stardom. (IANS)
Marilyn Monroe's mentoring to smoothen a messed-up life

Good times can end rather abruptly -- and solace and support come from the most unexpected source. But Marilyn Monroe?

28 Mar 2017

Seduction of words

The latest poetry collection ‘Winter’s Electric Architecture’ by Inam Hussain offers a melange of dreamlike images and modern allegories.

28 Mar 2017

The world of consciousness

In his book, Radhakrishnan Panicker delves on spirituality and science.

28 Mar 2017

Malavika Rajkotia. | EPS
The intimate legal tangles

How marriage and divorce are both important, and divorces are no longer a taboo

25 Mar 2017

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