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Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

12 September, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'A House Full of Men’ by Parinda Joshi is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being understood…told with bucketfuls of humor.

KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

11 September, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’.


Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

The novel, a mystery, thrives on the distance between Noma and Delhi as the key to its narrative. Except for one, most characters in the novel are regular, everyday people. A racy page-turner.

Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

04 September, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Supreme Court lawyer Ejaz Maqbool’s new book shows that humour and Urdu poetry have played a significant role in handling even the tensest situations and serious arguments in courts.


Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts is Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel after eight years and like In Other Words, it was first written in Italian, the fruit of her language studies in Rome, and then translated into English by the author herself.

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21 August, 2021

Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Outlook Web Desk

Shivani Sibal's book Equations is set in the New Delhi of the 1980s and tells the story of two childhood friends Aahan Sikand and Rajesh Kumar.


11 August, 2021

Taiwanese Books Lose Markets In China Amid Rising Tensions

Associated Press (AP)

In recent years, China has cut the flow of Chinese tourists and students to Taiwan and blocked its artists from taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Rooster and Golden Melody awards, regarded as the Oscars and Grammys for Chinese-language movies and music.


25 March, 2021

Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

Badri Narayan

In his new book Badri Narayan says, ‘Much of the BJP’s popularity today has to do with the socio-cultural mindset that the Sangh has formed in the last fifty to sixty years through its groundwork’.


16 March, 2021

Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

‘Coming out as Dalit a memoir by Yashica Dutt’ is a vital and extensively researched commentary not only on Dalit history but what it means to be a Dalit today.


22 February, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

Payal Seth

The author Sudipta Sarangi delivers exactly what he promises: Economic rationale to explain the seemingly irrational, common-day behaviour.


15 February, 2021

Book Review: The Commonwealth Of Cricket By Ramachandra Guha

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Following the narrative of his life intertwined and in love with the sport, Ramachandra Guha captures the magic of bat and ball that has ensnared billions.


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29 November, 2020

Health Is Not Found In Hospitals, It Is Built At Home

Outlook Web Bureau

In their book, ‘Till We Win’, Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Dr Gagandeep Kang and Dr Randeep Guleria argue that health is not found in hospitals, it is built at home.


20 November, 2020

Douglas Stuart’s ‘Shuggie Bain’ Wins 2020 Booker Prize

PTI

Debut novel ‘Shuggie Bain’, a coming of age story set in Glasgow, beats Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar


16 November, 2020

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize Shortlist Announced

Outlook Web Bureau

The 6 shortlisted books are a testimony to the quality and diversity of non-fiction writing in and about India.


08 November, 2020

Sudha Murthy Writes New Book For Kids During Coronavirus Lockdown

PTI

Murthy has dedicated her new book to her father R H Kulkarni, a doctor popularly known as Kaka.


07 November, 2020

Three Ways To Read Homer’s Iliad

Lalit Kumar

The ancient anti-war epic has mesmerized millions, from Alexander the Great to modern day playwrights and authors


28 October, 2020

How the Land Was Won

Sailen Routray

Odisha and the tale of Adivasi marginalisation.


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03 October, 2020

5 Best Engaging Thriller Novels Of All Time

Manvi Gupta

Instead of binge-watching, indulge in binge-reading this weekend. Goth, mystery, romantic suspense, whatever is your preferred thriller sub-genre, we have got you covered.


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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

Column

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu