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When We Were Young
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Sarvat Hasin on writing about what it means to be young in Pakistan today in her new book.

The cradle will fall: On Leïla Slimani’s sensational book ‘Lullaby’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Leïla Slimani’s sensational book, Lullaby, asks difficult questions about motherhood and parenting. The French-Moroccan writer on why she believes it is her role to break the silence around women’s lives.

By The Book: For Once, a Blue Moon
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ‘uns. This week, on all things lunar.

Stories of change from Goonj’s nearly two-decade-long work across India is now available in a book
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The launch was preceded by a panel discussion on the challenges of social development, featuring Gupta, Venkat Krishnan N, the man behind the Joy of Giving Week, also the Co-founder and Director of Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd, and H Harish Hande, Chairman, Selco-India. It was moderated by Manisha Gupta, Founder, Startup-India.

Rift Zones
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

In India to attend literature festivals, Australian author Anna Funder on making art from life and why the #metoo campaign fills her with hope.

‘Our mission is to create the future of books’
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

In India for Jaipur Literature Festival, Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House, on the business of reading and finding new stories.

Books by artists and on Indian art for the young ’uns
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

It’s soon going to be India Art Fair season — reason enough to go scouring for books on art and by Indian artists that can introduce children to art practices and personalities in the country.

Julia Donaldson, the creator of The Gruffalo, who writes of sprightly creatures and spreads a lot of joy
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Julia Donaldson sits with a variety of marker pens in front of her, letting her young readers choose the colour they want her signature in. A young girl indicates a pink one. Donaldson looks at her kindly and says, “I am a little tired of pink. Shall we try purple instead?” The young girl stares back for a moment and then nods.

Gurmehar Kaur: The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Delhi University student and peace activist Gurmehar Kaur on her debut book and the circles of solidarity that have held her together

The Book of Wonder
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Tara Books travels to Japan for an exhibition that celebrates the exhilarating work of the Chennai-based indie publisher.

Reading Time: Namita Gokhale on her new novel and why the Jaipur Literature Festival is a perfect fit for Rajasthan
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Author Namita Gokhale on her work and her first literary award. 2017 saw the 61-year-old writer win the first Centenary National Award for Literature from Assam Sahitya Sabha and the Valley of Words Book Award for the Best English Fiction for her novel, Things to Leave Behind (Penguin).

The book of life: For the joy of reading
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on the joy of reading.

‘I wanted to become the best version of me that I could be,’ says Priyanka Chopra
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

At the Penguin Annual Lecture, Priyanka Chopra offered her audience wholesome counselling for a successful life

By The Book: ’Tis the Season
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

A fortnightly column on thematic recommendations for young ’uns. This week, on Christmas.

Doodle Me a World
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Proiti Roy, winner of the Big Little Book Award, on the childhood that lives on in her picture books.

Spirited away: A trip to Japan
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

On a trip to Japan, lessons in mindfulness and how to breathe easy.

By the book: A clean, green world
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Let environmentalists mull over and help build a future generation of green citizens with their books on trees.

By the book: About the body
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

A fortnightly column on thematic recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on Indian publications on good and bad touch.

Fantastic Drawings and Where To Find Them: A sneak peek into Jim Kay’s ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Jim Kay, the artist behind the illustrated edition of the Harry Potter series, on learning to work his magic on a modern classic.

Where the story takes you: The journey of publishing house ‘Katha’
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Geeta Dharmarajan looks back at the journey of Katha, a pioneer among publishing houses in India.

Gods of Small Things
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

A book of popular stories from Terribly Tiny Tales, an online initiative for micro-fiction, hits shelves

Aubergine Keema and other stories: From Lila Majumdar’s cookbook
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Lila Majumdar’s Rannar Boi was a cookbook for the modern woman in search of recipes — and shortcuts.

Spring Leaf
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The six-day event, which will begin on October 26 at the India Habitat Centre, will see sessions by old favourites such as Ruskin Bond, Shobhaa De, Shashi Tharoor and Gurcharan Das, but, also, by authors who are not usually given to public appearances.

Thereby Hangs A Tale
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The second edition of the Big Little Book Awards will focus on Bengali literature for children.

Echoes of an Old Tragedy
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Familiar narratives of identity get situated in the landscape of Sophocles’ Antigone in this book

Amma Knows Best
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Meant for older children, it will look at different religions and their places of worship through the conversations of a mother and her sons, Shiv and Veer, as they travel to each destination.

The Heart Goes Last
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

A haunting collection of short stories that navigate the complex landscape of human relationships among Indians at home and in the US

The inheritance of loss: Tales of horror and hope after the Partition
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

A writer in search of the memories of Partition finds stories of horror and hope.

Sin City
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

The only thing that was distracting was the profusion of typos in the book. Misspelling the name of a victim in the very first page of a book can be an oversight, peppering a book with spelling errors at regular intervals is simply sloppy editing.

Everybody has a voice now and so we have stopped listening: Devdutt Pattanaik
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book, the feminine side of India and the end of metaphor and playfulness in the current debate on religion.

Murders Most Foul
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

A round-up of the latest thrillers in bookshops

Tipple and Taste
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Despite its disorienting attempt at fusion food, the bar essentials at Parallel in Khan Market are more than up to scratch

Just right for kids: Life’s Like That
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Fairytales of a different sort, travel and truck art and learning to deal with loss — Paromita Chakrabarti tells you how to make the most of the last days of summer

Scene from a writer’s life
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

One of India’s favourite authors, Ruskin Bond, on the company of undemanding ghosts, his obsession with semi-colons and why he ought to have named his recently-released autobiography, 'Twenty-Two Steps'

Arundhati Roy: Ignoring of things is as political as the addressing of them
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Twenty years since her Booker-winning The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy is back with her new novel. In this interview, she speaks of the circles of solidarity that keep her going, waiting for fiction to arrive and dealing with hate.