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5 Best Engaging Thriller Novels Of All Time

5 Best Engaging Thriller Novels Of All Time

03 October, 2020 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.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

03 October, 2020 PTI

The "thoughtful and revealing" memoir will take readers through Priyanka's childhood in India, her teenage years in the US, to her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants.

Inside The Tablighi Jamaat: A Book Review

As Tablighis came under the scanner of the government post lockdown in India for allegedly ' spreading the coronavirus intentionally', journalist and noted author, Ziya Us Salam pens down a topical book on the history and evolution of this Jamaat. The book is being published by Harper Collins India.

Sahitya Akademi-Winning Book Of Arupa Kalita's Is Now Available In English

Sahitya Akademi-Winning Book Of Arupa Kalita's Is Now Available In English

26 September, 2020 PTI

Written in a variety of styles, from gritty social realism, folklore to magical realism, the stories in 'The Loneliness of Hira Barua' have been translated into English by Ranjita Biswas.

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

The shortlisted works reflect a wide diversity of Indian writing, in terms of theme and language. Five novels have been shortlisted.

10 September, 2020

A Week In The Life Of Svitlana: A Peep Into A Contemporary Russia

Leena Mariam Koshy

The breezy narration makes the novella good to be lapped up without feeling the burden of the underlying issues in a very contemporary Russia.

08 September, 2020

Ahalya's Alternative Feminism: ‘Pleasure’ As A Slice Of Feminism

Dr. Nandini Sahu

I assess the fairplay of alternative-feminism in the subdued discourse of Koral Dasgupta in Ahalya when she talks with clarity, precision and balance about ‘pleasure’ as a slice of feminism, writes Nandini Sahu.

28 July, 2020

Indian-origin Avni Doshi Among 13 Authors On 2020 Booker Prize Longlist


Doshi, born in the US and now living in Dubai, released her book in India last year as 'Girl in White Cotton' and it gets a UK release this Thursday as 'Burnt Sugar'.

30 May, 2020

Book Excerpt: Letters to Mother | Narendra Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

“Letters to Mother”, translated from Gujarati by renowned film critic Bhawana Somaaya, will be released as ebook and hardback by Harper Collins India. These letters have been taken from Modi’s diary, dating back to 1986.

19 May, 2020

Book Excerpts: The Orissa Tragedy -- A Cyclone’s Year Of Calamity

Ruben Banerjee

Ruben Banerjee, editor-in-chief, Outlook, lived through the 1999 Super Cyclone as a reporter based in Bhubaneswar. He extensively covered the disaster and later authored a book on it, The Orissa Tragedy – A Cyclone’s Year of Calamity.

01 May, 2020

Book Excerpt -- Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star

Aseem Chhabra

Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star, authored by Assem Chhabra, released in January 2020. The book looks at the life and work of the actor that begins in a small household in Rajasthan and culminates in his face gazing down from billboards in Hollywood.


01 November, 2019

Meet Shortlisted Nominees Of The JCB Prize For Literature In This Engaging Video Series

Damini Babbar

The #JCBPrizeTea series presents the shortlisted authors in conversation about books, writing process, and the current state of affairs over a cup of tea.

15 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo Jointly Awarded Booker Prize As Jury Breaks Rules


Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize.

14 October, 2019

Book Excerpt | Good Economics For Hard Times: Better Answers To Our Biggest Problems

Abhijit Banerjee

'Ideas are powerful. Ideas drive change. Good economics alone cannot save us. But without it, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.'

10 October, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk Wins 2018 Literature Nobel, Peter Handke Wins 2019 Award

Outlook Web Bureau

The Nobel Prize for Literature was postponed last year after a sexual harassment scandal left the institution paralysed.

27 September, 2019

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Shajahan Madampat

‘The Tale of the Boy Who Never Laughed’ is a parable that tells the reader that it is important for Arabs and Muslims to learn to approach life and world more intellectually than sentimentally.

03 September, 2019

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichote' Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

Quichotte is the 14th novel from prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.


22 July, 2019

Centre’s Unresponsive Stance On Dec 16 Gangrape Shifted Focus On Delhi Govt: Sheila Dikshit In Autobiography

Outlook Web Bureau

An excerpt from ‘Citizen Delhi’, the autobiography of three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Dikshit, who was a senior Congress leader, passed away in Delhi on July 20 at the age of 81.


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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.

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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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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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz