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  • Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner

    Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner

    By Somrita Ghosh | October 20, 2017

    Amit Dasgupta's "The House and Other Stories" succeeds in doing just that. It's a collection of three stories attached to a single important string...

  • The psychological basis

    The psychological basis

    By Vikas Datta | October 13, 2017

    Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined, American film producer Samuel Goldwyn once said, but this simple view of...

  • India-Pakistan relations down the decades

    India-Pakistan relations down the decades

    By Vikas Datta | October 09, 2017

    Shifting from cordial and promising to suspicious and hostile (and back again), regularly overshadowed by history, ideology and perceptions, prone...

  • Style and substance

    Style and substance

    By Sudipto Mundle | October 08, 2017

    An authoritative volume on the Indian economy

  • Love, longing, loss

    Love, longing, loss

    By Rachna Tyagi | October 08, 2017

    Orhan Pamuk is back, doing what he does best—taking his readers through the winding and circuitous web of relationships. This time, he explores...

  • The gassy origins and basis of our world and civilisation

    The gassy origins and basis of our world and civilisation

    By Vikas Datta | September 30, 2017

    In his latest book, Kean not only focuses on this aspect but goes far beyond it to craft a unique look at the underlying matter in this phenomenon,...

  • 'Hit Refresh' to transform your life

    'Hit Refresh' to transform your life

    By Nishant Arora | September 27, 2017

    When you hit 'Refresh' in a web browser by clicking the little arrow — or press the F5 function key — it quickly updates the web page, without...

  • Looking for closure in a strange land

    Looking for closure in a strange land

    By Himani Kothari | September 25, 2017

    How is a person's identity constructed? Does it owe to the place people hail from, or the place they are in or end up in? Does the language in which...

  • A tale of our times

    A tale of our times

    By Mandira Nayar | October 01, 2017

    When the Moon Shines by Day is political and personal. It is Nayantara Sahgal’s desperate attempt through fiction to salvage the soul of India, the...

  • The good fight

    The good fight

    By Ajish P Joy | October 01, 2017

    There is no end to the dilemmas faced by working mothers. Is it right to go back to work a couple of months after giving birth to a child? How...

  • Telling Putin's side of the story

    Telling Putin's side of the story

    By Vikas Datta | September 18, 2017

    What do we make of Vladimir Putin? There are those who deem him an astute statesman who has brought Russia back from the brink to a state of...

  • Daring, but dragging

    Daring, but dragging

    By Mandira Nayar | September 24, 2017

    It is certainly ambitious. The Joker as Donald Trump; Batwoman, a thinly disguised version of Hillary; Babri Masjid; the 2G scam; 26/11 and the Taj;...

  • Documenting the world's largest ID programme

    Documenting the world's largest ID programme

    By Anand Parthasarathy | September 10, 2017

    Even as controversy swirls around its  mandated use, Aadhaar  has become a global model of frugal tech innovation.  Now a book maps its chequered...

  • A handy guide to human behaviour

    A 'handy' guide to human behaviour

    By Vikas Datta | September 05, 2017

    If you think the current trend of people, publicly and privately, paying ferocious attention to their smartphones or other hand-held devices and...

  • The long and short of it

    The long and short of it

    By Ancy K Sunny | September 10, 2017

    To be a seed is to stay alive... I’ve turned you all into seed,” says Dulan the farmer in Mahasweta Devi’s Seed, originally published in Bengali in...

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