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Two weeks on,many yet to get textbooks

It's two weeks since the schools have reopened after summer vacation,but students of class IX and XII in the city are still awaiting their textbooks.

My Chacha Is Gay: Pakistan's first anti-homophobia children's book

My Chacha Is Gay is about a little boy named Ahmed, his gay uncle, their family, and Pakistani society as a whole.


EP Unny's The Making of Fort Kochi is an easy to read history book

An ancient Greek text writes about a flourishing trade between Malabar and Europe in the time of Christ.

Pakistani author Eiynah on authoring My Chacha is Gay

Pakistani author Eiynah on her anti-homophobia children’s book My Chacha is Gay.

The rebel has left the building:The legacy of Nabarun Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya, who won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1997 for Herbert, occupies an uneasy place in the pantheon of Bengali greats.

Home Truths: Author Parvati Sharma on ties that bind and those we should let loose

"I wanted to create a character who was not particularly sensitive to the class divide but was well-intentioned," says Sharma.


EXPRESS LOL: Possible titles for Chetan Bhagat's next Bookbuster

Chetan Bhagat announced his next book, Half Girlfriend, yesterday. It seems like Chetan would go to any extent to use a number in his book title.

Death Becomes Her: Malayalam writer KR Meera on plotting the history of Indian women through Hangwoman

Hangwoman, the idea of which came to Meera after watching Joshy Joseph's documentary One Day from a Hangman's Life, traces the macabre universe of the first family of hangmen in Kolkata.

The Jury is Out: What agenda do book prizes serve?

In his comic novel, Lost for Words, the much shortlisted and awarded Edward St Aubyn draws a profile of a jury that cannot but bring to mind parallels with the Man Booker Prize.

Ulysses and the revolutions it set off in literature

The publishing history of Ulysses reminds us that what makes Joyce’s book difficult is a facet of what makes it liberating.

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Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian': Reza Aslan on Zealot

Iranian-American author and religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his critically acclaimed book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"