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January 15, 2018 12:00 am

Malini Agarwal on her latest book, being a design influencer, and the power of personality-led content

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January 14, 2018 8:04 pm

Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for books.

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January 14, 2018 3:39 pm

During Mahasweta Devi's lifetime, she had, time and again, raised her voice against the atrocities suffered by the adivasis. Recipient of numerous literary awards, she was deeply moved by the everyday realities she saw around her and started writing during the 1960s.

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January 13, 2018 2:09 am

An effective, humourous account of the history and idiosyncrasies of the Bengali community — from one of their own.

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January 13, 2018 2:02 am

Vignettes from the journeys of two women who romanced the Himalayas.

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January 13, 2018 1:45 am

Andy Weir’s second book doesn’t take off as spectacularly as his first — he can do better than a bumpy space heist.

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January 13, 2018 10:55 am

Children’s writer Shabnam Minwalla on weaving magical stories set in the real world and her latest novel for young adults

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January 11, 2018 10:15 pm

A Bloomsbury statement said, "There will be complementary hardback and paperback editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The hardbacks will be in each house colour with artwork in black and striped sprayed edges."

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January 10, 2018 10:14 pm

The main objective of the festival is to promote the brand image of Hyderabad as a city of creative energies. The festival brings some of the finest creative minds in India and abroad to Hyderabad.

January 10, 2018 12:15 pm

Nazia Erum on her book Mothering a Muslim, exploring prejudices and taking on the moral police

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January 9, 2018 7:03 pm

Here's good news for children attending the ongoing 26th New Delhi World Book Fair. Three Swedish books translated into Hindi have been released, bringing in more variety in the of children's books genre.

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January 7, 2018 3:24 pm

Woven around the theme of 'India @70', the four day long literary fest starting on January 11, is set to host discussions by eminent authors and social commentators on issues of climate change, future of cities, cinema and the situation of women in the country.

January 7, 2018 12:05 am

As the cult of Professor Shonku readies for the big screen, the question to ask: can Bengali science fiction grow up?

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January 7, 2018 12:05 am

What sells over a crore copies, is printed in nine languages, consulted daily and doubles as a magazine?

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January 7, 2018 12:00 am

Bill Hayes on his upcoming book and how New York shaped his work and broke his heart.

January 6, 2018 2:40 pm

In the non-fiction category 'India's Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes' by Shiv Aroor won the readers hearts while in the romance book category 'Our Story Needs No Filter' by Sudeep Nagarkar topped the poll.

January 6, 2018 12:05 pm

A compelling account of the environmental concerns that India faces and practical solutions that could resolve the deadlocks

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January 6, 2018 12:20 am

The workings of Chinese politics made comprehensible to the average Indian reader.

January 6, 2018 12:10 am

A valuable addition to the enriching resources available on Shahjahanabad, this time in translation of a nearly two centuries old Persian account.

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January 4, 2018 5:42 pm

Only one Pakistani publisher would be participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair this year. The organisers, however, are hopeful that the presence of books from the neighbouring country will spread cheer among readers.

December 31, 2017 12:07 am

Eighteen is when the big transition happens, when the past and the future brim with exciting possibilities. And through it all, there was music, rich and diverse, to make life meaningful.

December 31, 2017 12:18 pm

What does it mean to come of age? What is an average 18-year-old Indian like? Let's explore the age of promise.

December 30, 2017 12:52 pm

This year saw a host of celebrities penning down their life stories, or have someone else do it for them. We take a look at some that ruffled feathers and stirred up controversies.

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December 30, 2017 12:45 pm

Mentions of "doggos" have exploded lately, which the dictionary site credits to the popular Twitter account WeRateDogs.

December 30, 2017 4:00 am

Reading philosophy, history and violence in 2017

The Book of Chocolate Saints By Jeet Thayil
December 30, 2017 3:38 am

Jeet Thayil’s latest novel is an ambitious, polyphonic work that veers into cultural history, with occasional excursions into meta-fiction

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December 30, 2017 3:34 am

Of serendipitious collaborations and sparkling ideas

December 30, 2017 3:30 am

The book’s triumph is largely due to the anecdotes scattered within it in abundance, with scarcely a few pages passing by without some interesting nugget of information cropping up.

December 25, 2017 12:56 am

From a cantankerous old miser to a girl lighting matches to stave off the cold, Christmas has produced enduring, if sometimes unlikely, titans of literature

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December 24, 2017 1:54 am

In India for a literary festival, Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue on taking control of her material, making friends with history, and her first book for children.

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December 24, 2017 12:00 am

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

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December 24, 2017 12:00 am

In a hospital ward, a daughter learns lessons in life and mortality as her mother battles cancer.

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December 24, 2017 12:00 am

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

December 23, 2017 12:35 am

The author sets it off at a brisk pace and the characters are interesting set pieces. Half way through, however, the pace slows down, along with the motivation to read.

December 23, 2017 12:31 am

In Hindutva Rising, Vanaik restates his concern about the rise of Hindu communalism, under the changed circumstances of an incumbent BJP government that won an absolute majority in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

December 23, 2017 12:22 am

Ideas, clearly, are what your letters deal with. That you counsel an “examined life”, the tough task of speaking truth to power and unravelling the hypocrisies, fallacies, and ethical lacunae of our times is certainly advice well taken.