Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022


Rising Above The Octopus

Rising Above The Octopus

13 May, 2021 Anjana Basu

Rituparna Chatterjee puts together a cross-genre memoir where the tale of childhood abuse is transcreated through touches of magical realism

Mortar Beneath Fissures

Mortar Beneath Fissures

06 May, 2021 Pradeep Gupta

Polarisation—grimy, often tugging at base prejudices—is the political challenger’s final resort before elections, argues psephologist Pradeep Gupta in his new book. Excerpts:

Raging Towards A New Light

Two experts talk about using anger against rogue capitalism, which is abetted by populist politics, into initiating change

Shakti: An Indian Unifier

Shakti: An Indian Unifier

22 April, 2021 Shormishtha Panja

A panoramic survey of the subcontinent’s shakti peethas, soaked in myth and tradition

Between Stardust And Reality

Soumitra’s versatility went beyond acting. This book gives him his due as a poet, thespian and painter.

08 April, 2021

Who Is The Mother Of Your Prakrit?

Peggy Mohan

The story of Indian languages has been the story of miscegenation, of the ­mixing of language blood-groups

02 April, 2021

Her Indian Kitchen

Lachmi Deb Roy

Australian celebrity chef-restaurateur Sarah Todd speaks with Lachmi Deb Roy about her new cookbook that goes beyond the tandoori chicken truism…and her travels across India.

01 April, 2021

Not Without Her Mother

Nalini Natarajan

Shyamala Harris raised her daughters to become proud Black Americans. Her remarkable life is the radiating point of key nodes of Kamala Harris’s public career

24 March, 2021

Paper Wings Of Hope

Anjana Basu

A keepsake of the hateful enormities that stalk India is grounded on symbolism and takes flight in hope

17 March, 2021

Everyone Can Follow Him

Harish Trivedi

Kabir’s mystical poetry enthrals newer generations. This simple, unpretentious translation, with helpful commentary, is a model publishing effort too.

10 March, 2021

Oldest Stripes

Anamitra Anurag Danda

Amitav Ghosh versifies the oldest tale of the Sundarbans in a magnificently illustrated volume


03 March, 2021

Words For Now And Later

Pramod K. Nayar

An encyclopaedia of concepts, ideas and idioms through which we express our Indian experience

24 February, 2021

The News Today, Oh Boy

Sudhirendar Sharma

The all-you-can-eat-menu of daily news is toxic rubbish, argues a Swiss journalist

17 February, 2021

Cost Of India Shining

Amita Baviskar

An account of India’s identity-shifting scramble for global capital falls short of a satisfying exegesis

10 February, 2021

Tussle Over A Soul

Aakash Singh Rathore

India’s Constitution is being scrutinised, its fundamental principles challenged, like never before. These books represent the two dominant, opposing stands.

03 February, 2021

Storm And Lightning

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

A politically volatile, violent decade comes alive in the candid memoirs of a top police officer

28 January, 2021

Bellyful Of Low Thumps

A. Nathan

The tale of how the irrepressible Bullet chewed up Indian streets


20 January, 2021

Karma, Akarma And Us

Anjana Basu

An exacting, serious exegesis, lucidly written, is lit up by references from modern life

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.

Chinki Sinha
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.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties

Jan 31, 2022 Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.

Jan 31, 2022 Vivek Menezes

Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.

Jan 31, 2022 Koral Dasgupta

December White

Everything that we do as an act of love might be tinged in various colours, but the base note is imbued in white.

Jan 24, 2022 Nitish Mohanty