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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ipsita Chakravarty


‘Civil society is like a Socratic gadfly to the state’
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

John Hawkes professor Leela Gandhi talks about her new book, the inner life of democracy and what it means to be postcolonial in 2015.

Dimapur snapshots
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Why did a lynch mob feel compelled to take photographs as it killed?

The Author as an Essayist
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

In Mohsin Hamid the essayist, we find a more inward-looking voice, as if he’s testing some thoughts out as he writes.

Srinagar is a place of great melancholy: Kashmiri writer Mirza Waheed
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Kashmiri writer Mirza Waheed on broken people in a broken city, where memory meets fiction and stories write themselves.

Book review: The Zone of Interest is about a romance in Auschwitz
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

An old-fashioned novel that wavers between satire and sentimentality

Square Inch of Delhi: About the illusions of the well-read
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

A debut novel about the illusions of the well read and comfortably off

Natural Rubber: Indian culture as contraceptive
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Indian culture is the new contraceptive. But condoms have had homegrown ambassadors too.

Mysore Montage
Sat, May 31, 2014

Mahesh Rao’s The Smoke is Rising abandons the metropolis for Mysore, a smaller city with a less storied modernity.

For Love of the Weird
Sat, Dec 07, 2013

Sheepish werewolves,lonely griffins and mysterious blotches make up this merry collection of curiosities.

A Prodigious Crop
Sat, Oct 05, 2013

Jim Crace’s Booker-shortlisted novel is a timeless tale of crime and retribution and the changes wrought by displacement.

The Past is an Unhappy Country
Sat, Aug 24, 2013

Book: The Hungry Ghosts Author: Shyam Selvadurai Publisher: Penguin Price: Rs 599 Pages: 384 Amitav Ghosh called Shyam Selvadurai’s first novel,Funny Boy (1994),a novel of departure. The young narrator,who has left a Sri Lanka collapsing behind him,recalls a paradise that is now sundered,a happy childhood home,an idyllic past. It is a novel seared by that […]

In the times of social media,a debate on its pros and cons
Wed, Jul 24, 2013

Who’s afraid of social media? As the applause for winners of the sixth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards died down,this question took centre stage.

In the times of social media,a debate on its pros and cons
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Anant Goenka,head of New Media at the Express Group,felt that the influence of social media may be overstated.

The Pleasure is Hers
Sat, Jul 13, 2013

A sharp collection of erotic stories stumbles on cliches

Weigh not the bard
Sat, Apr 06, 2013

Shakespeare had money on his mind. So did most Elizabethan dramatists

John’s John-ness
Sat, Mar 30, 2013

A sloppy typist and timeless lyricist revealed through his writings

Magical mystery tour
Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Earlier this month,the Beatles turned 50. A look at their relationship with India

A Twining of Tongues
Sat, Sep 22, 2012

A Hindi translation of Taslima Nasrin‘s poems takes readers beyond the political and into the personal

The fiction of Salman Rushdie
Wed, Sep 19, 2012

It is time ‘Midnight’s Children’ was read as ‘only a novel’

Escape from Complexity
Sat, Aug 11, 2012

The title of Mishi Saran’s new book calls to mind that Urvashi Butalia classic,The Other Side of Silence.

Writ in water
Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Navigability will be key to a settlement of the Sir Creek dispute

Land of teak and gold
Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Burma of memories and stories is often a fabulous place

Sentimentally Yours
Sat, Jun 02, 2012

By now,we have all heard Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer give tearful speeches at awards ceremonies

Our no-show
Fri, May 04, 2012

As India enters the 100th year of its film history,it must confront its lost reels