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The year in stories

December 29, 2018 12:48 am

A rich bounty of non-fiction narratives explains a rapidly changing world; the best of fiction mines the human heart

Family secrets

December 29, 2018 12:33 am

Mukherjee’s debut novel, Dark Circles, explores the human frailty — the inability of the living to hold the dead to account for their faults and fallacies.

Bookmark it

December 29, 2018 12:25 am

Next year: new books by Amitav Ghosh, HM Naqvi and Toni Morrison

The Table is Set

December 01, 2018 1:21 am

An informed account of the periodic table, and how chemistry relates to the world around and within us

Before Freedom Came

December 01, 2018 12:44 am

A personal, political and elegant account of the months leading up to Bangladesh’s independence

To Hell and Back

December 01, 2018 12:28 am

Nadia Murad’s life in captivity and after, and the violence she, and other Yazidis, endured at the hands of ISIS

Where the Wild Things Are

September 19, 2018 1:00 am

In author Padmini Mongia’s latest book, bats fly kites and tortoises skateboard to their heart’s content

Wild At Heart

May 12, 2018 1:10 am

Wildlife biologist Rauf Ali takes on animals, bureaucrats, politicians, policemen, villagers, students, forest officers — and everyone he encounters during the course of his work and research, with point-blank frankness.

Spirituality, mystery, detectives and growth (Book Reviews)

March 03, 2018 11:57 am

Books review of the week: Blake Crouch's Pines, Amma's Pearls Of Wisdom by Mata Amritanandamayi, Alexander McCall Smith's The House of Unexpected Sisters and The Growth Delusion by David Pilling.

Unlike Rushdie: Simple plot but relevant in a world of alternative facts

September 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Rushdie, as in his previous works, displays immense skills of observation, but takes it a little too far in matching these with the film-making traits of his personality. He invokes analogies from so many areas that it becomes a nightmare for the reader to keep track of all the things.