Thursday, Aug 11, 2022


A Shape-Shifting Novel Which Reveals Identity And Nationalism To Be In A Flux

A Shape-Shifting Novel Which Reveals Identity And Nationalism To Be In A Flux

22 September, 2021 Priya K. Nair

In this shape-shifting novel with a gallery of characters who don’t fit in fully, old certitudes like identity and nationalism are revealed to be in a flux

Crouching Tigers

Crouching Tigers

16 September, 2021 Ghee Bowman

Ghee Bowman brings to light the forgotten story of an Indian force’s role in the Battle of France and their fighting withdrawal through Dunkirk. In this excerpt, individual units arrive in northern France and take their positions, awaiting the Wehrmacht onslaught.

Cracked Hall Of Mirrors

This book presents a wealth of detail, digging deep into the murky crypts of the RAW and ISI. In the final analysis, it’s inauthentic and unconvincing.

Eastern Disturbances

Eastern Disturbances

08 September, 2021 Mani Shankar Aiyar

A former foreign service officer recounts the circumstances around Sikkim’s merger with India, as seen by him in close quarters

Author Paul Pickering’s Elephant: Felt With A Trunk

In a narrative arc sweeping from Tsarist and revolutionary Russia to New York émigrés in 2020 and a boy and his fantastical elephant, Pickering connects the picaresque with post-truth

26 August, 2021

Algorithms Of Eternity

Anjana Basu

Boston fratboys, coding, start-up spiritual dreams and social media obsession—Tahmima Anam gets up to speed

26 August, 2021

Deception: The Face Value

Dammu Ravi

This survey of how India and China conduct its diplomatic manouevres charts the early days of Indian naivety to the gradual maturing of a hardened realpolitik

19 August, 2021

Characters In Mandarin

P.S. Raghavan

Bajpai takes a wide-angle lens to India-China ties, examining power imbalance, mutual suspicion and the US’ role in it. Kewalramani studies growing Chinese ambition through the prism of its fight against Covid-19.

04 August, 2021

A Miniature’s Hidden Figures

Nonica Datta

In this astute analysis, Dara’s popular image is replaced by a man influenced by complex political-religious pulls typical of his age

04 August, 2021

Call Them Geniuses

Anjana Basu

Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with undimmed radiance

28 July, 2021

Jhumpa Lahiri’s New Novel Is A Journey Across Time And Countries

Bhaskar Roy

Through a narrator cut adrift in a nameless Italian town, Jhumpa Lahiri approaches her old concerns from a fresh angle


21 July, 2021

No Land’s People Is An Important Document On Assam’s NRC Mess

M. Reyaz

This book, while depicting the pain and suffering of those left out of Assam’s NRC, establishes official arguments and figures as fallacious

14 July, 2021

MJ Akbar’s Twin Biography Of Gandhi And Jinnah Busts A Few Myths

A. Surya Prakash

This scorchingly honest twin biography of Gandhi and Jinnah focuses on the endgame at the autumn of British rule that led to Partition’s bloodletting. In doing so, it explodes a few myths.

07 July, 2021

Poem A Day: Gulzar’s Epic Is A Tribute To Poets In Indian Languages

Rakhshanda Jalil

Gulzar’s anthology of poems from across the sub-continent is a masterclass of translation as extension of exquisite sensibility

30 June, 2021

Emergency And Its Eager Converts

Shajahan Madampat

Vidhu Vincent’s nuanced graphic memoir on the Emergency examines that nadir of political practice through its warm, puzzling embrace in Kerala and the rebels who dared to say nay

24 June, 2021

That Unholy Cleave

Dammu Ravi

A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable

17 June, 2021

The Making Of Hell

Naseer Ganai

A gut-wrenching memoir of the ’90s recalls Kashmir’s descent into daily tragedies


17 June, 2021

Memories & Dreams In Gold

Raghu Rai

The past, with its densely scribbled carapace of tragedy and a perfect balance between nature and humanity, flows into the present, then the future, in this holy city. Amritsar: A City in Remembrance combines comprehensive visual narration with essays that raise questions about the relation between heritage conservation and people’s lives.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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