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Call Them Geniuses

Call Them Geniuses

16 August, 2021 Anjana Basu

Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with undimmed radiance

A Miniature’s Hidden Figures

A Miniature’s Hidden Figures

16 August, 2021 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


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

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

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

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

02 August, 2021 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


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

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.

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19 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


12 July, 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


05 July, 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


28 June, 2021

The Making Of Hell

Naseer Ganai

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


21 June, 2021

She Opened The Sluices

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.


14 June, 2021

In Reverse, The Verse Is Free And It Flows Freely

Malashri Lal

Poetry holds a mirror to…the global pandemic and climate change


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07 June, 2021

Backstitching An Overhang

Rajesh Pant

The warp and weft of Partition history define the Sindhis—the diaspora and those in India


31 May, 2021

Looking Out And Over

P.S. Raghavan

Scalpel in hand, a former foreign secretary picks at the faultlines of Indian geopolitics


24 May, 2021

Rising Above The Octopus

Anjana Basu

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


10 May, 2021

Raging Towards A New Light

Sudhirendar Sharma

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


03 May, 2021

Shakti: An Indian Unifier

Shormishtha Panja

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


19 April, 2021

Between Stardust And Reality

Anjana Basu

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


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12 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


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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.

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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.

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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
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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