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Friday, July 01, 2022

book review


'Biome Diaries' reflects on collaborative multi-disciplinary processes and stresses on dialogues around ecological approaches to architecture

June 18, 2022 1:38 am

A collection of essays and illustrations become a medium to understand ecological processes and projects by Bengaluru-based Biome Environmental Solutions, across its three-decade history

Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee remains Pakistan’s best-loved Indian Prime Minister

June 05, 2022 4:15 pm

In her biography of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sagarika Ghose explores how despite his faith in his party’s Hindutva line, once in power, Atal Bihari Vajpayee remained in thrall to Jawaharlal Nehru’s idea of a pluralistic India

Seema Chishti's new book, on her parents' interfaith marriage, is a compendium of notes from another India

May 21, 2022 10:45 am

In 'Sumitra and Anees: Tales and Recipes from a Khichdi Family', interfaith romances, shared dreams and confluence of hand-me-down recipes present a portrait of a country now found only in sepia prints

Avinab Datta-Areng’s debut Annus Horribilis marks the arrival of an idiosyncratic voice in Indian-English poetry

May 21, 2022 10:44 am

The collection of impressionist poems is about the illusion of measuring impermanent moments, the elusiveness of places and people, and darts of memories

Written in the tradition of Kalidasa's Meghaduta, poet-diplomat Abhay K’s new book of poetry is an ode to nature

May 08, 2022 10:48 am

The poem traverses the Indian Ocean islands, taking in their culture and beauty, before making landfall in India

Does an ornithologist make for a good spy? Stephen Alter explores the answer in his thrilling new historical detective novel

May 07, 2022 9:46 am

Set in 1962, it features an American ornithologist on an intriguing trail of international espionage across India

Nobody really knew Anthony Bourdain. And that's alright

April 23, 2022 4:31 pm

The biography of the late Anthony Bourdain explores the legacy of the popular chef through the narratives of friends and family

And Then There Were None: Veteran journalist Saeed Naqvi's The Muslim Vanishes imagines India without its Muslim population

April 09, 2022 11:13 am

The dystopic play makes a case for empathy while highlighting the politics of identity that is skewered against minorities

Dr Saroja Balan's It's Your Baby is essential reading for every new parent

April 09, 2022 12:25 am

Self-assured and full of practical advice, the book is almost like having the leading paediatrician on speed dial

Expecting better: An IAS officer’s guide to a seamless pregnancy

March 20, 2022 11:08 am

Durga Shakti Nagpal charts the dos and don’ts of managing one’s weight while providing nourishment to the baby in her book, Grow Your Baby, Not Your Weight