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All That Remains

A book to be read and savoured even though the writer is gone.


Playing it Slow and Easy

Susmit Sen’s memoir traces his journey with the band Indian Ocean, but says little about his musical inspirations.


Book review: Honour and Fidelity – India’s Military Contribution to the Great War, 1914-1918

From Flanders to Gallipoli, over a million Indians helped the British Empire hold the line in the First World War.


Talking about this generation

From an Indian Pinocchio to teenage voices that ring true, a round-up of the latest in children and YA fiction.

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After the End: Letters for a Nation From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers 1947-1963

Letters Jawaharlal Nehru wrote to his chief ministers on the death of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel reveal
how important both were to his worldview.


Book review of Outlaws: In the light of what we know

A story of hope and fear that captures the mood of Spain in the aftermath of Franco’s death.


Book review: Once It Flowers

Shukla has termed Once It Flowers the “most incompletely finished” of his novels.


Book review: When Google Met Wikileaks

Google’s Eric Schmidt interviewed Julian Assange, under house arrest in rural Norfolk, for The New Digital Age.


Book review: KR Meera borrows liberally from the mystique of the Dhananjoy hanging in Hangwoman

KR Meera has created one of the most extraordinary protagonists in recent Indian fiction.


How Green is My City: The other Delhi, of lush foliage and birdcalls

From time to time, Delhi residents need to be reminded of just how green and full of natural life Delhi still is.


Book review: An Optimist’s Diary

A French economist’s perspective on the world is full of whimsy and optimism.


Book review: The Holy Trail, a Pilgrim’s Plight

When a whimsical visit to the Kumbh Mela became a transforming experience.


Book review: Stolen Years – A Memoir of Simranjit Singh Mann’s Imprisonment

Simranjit Singh Mann’s daughter pieces together the turbulent years of her father’s imprisonment on charges of sedition and conspiracy.


Katherine Armstrong traverses a vast arc, but this is ice skating, not deep sea diving

Katherine Armstrong’s Fields of Blood charts the complicated relationship between religion and violence across a wide arc of history.

Life by the Book

Haruki Murakami’s latest novel is a reflection on platonic friendships.