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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Paromita Chakrabarti


Imagine, It Isn’t Hard To Do
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

This year’s Indian nominees for Hugo Awards, arguably the most important recognition for science fiction and fantasy, on the potential of SFF to offer an alternative critique of political, social and economic structures.

The Sense of an Unravelling: Tara June Winch on her new book ‘The Yield’
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Tara June Winch sheds light on her upcoming novel The Yield and why writing helps her make sense of her Wiradjuri roots. “I was a daydreamer, but I was always very aware of everything going on around me. I would think, ‘What’s it like to be that person?’ I did that especially with my siblings and my parents," she said.

By The Book: Paint Me a New World
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. Celebrating April 15 — the birthday of the Italian Renaissance maestro, Leonardo da Vinci — as World Art Day, a look at some of the best international art biographies.

‘We’re so busy writing about important things, who is going to write about feelings?’
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Bengaluru-based writer Anjum Hasan on her new collection of short stories, the quiet interior lives of her characters and why the personal is political for her.

By The Book: A curated list on forests
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

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

Tales of the Iron Lady: A graphic novel explores multiple facets in the life of Indira Gandhi
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Ahead of Indira Gandhi's birth centenary last year, Delhi-based Devapriya Roy and Bengaluru-based graphic artist Priya Kuriyan were asked to work on a graphic biography on her.

The City is Political
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

A conference in Delhi explored different facets and challenges of urban writing

By The Book: How Things Add Up
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

A dose of STEM books to introduce you to the wondrous world of science.

The No.1 Jasoosi Kahaani Factory: Surender Mohan Pathak on his autobiography and life before fame
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

For nearly six decades, Surender Mohan Pathak has run that enterprise with elan. The crime writer on his autobiography, his life before fame and why he never feels the need to travel too far.

‘People who don’t read are listening to audiobooks’
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Hachette UK CEO David Shelley on understanding consumers better and making publishing inclusive.

By The Book: Shades of Us
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ‘uns. This week, on colours. The festival of Holi is round the corner. A round-up of books that deals with colours creatively.

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