Paromita Chakrabarti


Death Comes as the End
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

A round-up of Indian detective fiction novels this season.

Happy Days Are Here Again: Books by Indian writers on how to live it up during the summer holidays
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

This week, books by Indian writers on how to live it up during the summer holidays.

Murder, She Wrote
Tue, May 29, 2018

Writer-artist Bulbul Sharma returns to fiction after seven years with a mystery set in Goa

A suitable job for a woman; Clare Mackintosh on broken families, mental illness and pulling off the police procedural
Sun, May 27, 2018

Like the work of many of her contemporaries, including Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Alex Marwood and Tana French, at the heart of Clare Mackintosh’s psychological thrillers is the family and the grey zone of domestic lives.

Nearly 75 years on, why the Diary of a Young Girl continues to resonate
Tue, May 22, 2018

In her diary, Frank’s precocity is matched by the depth of her reflections on an unusual range of themes — from an individual’s scope for fulfillment to notes on her sexuality, from gender relations to the complicity of the common man in larger political deceptions.

Seasons in the Sun 
Sun, May 06, 2018

What do the cycles of nature have in store for us?

Seasons in the Sun
Sun, May 06, 2018

What do the cycles of nature have in store for us?

A wide canvas
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The book offers an overview of the various artistic traditions in India, tying it up with corresponding socio-political movements.

Need new names
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Sreelata Menon’s book on Dipa Karmakar seems to be the first baby step in this direction.

Every Drop Counts
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

In his book Water, written with Gita Wolf, Subhash Vyam looks back at the slow change in his community’s relationship with key natural resources, in particular, water.

Imagine, It Isn’t Hard To Do
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

This year’s Indian nominees for Hugo Awards, arguably the most important recognition for science fiction and fantasy, on the potential of SFF to offer an alternative critique of political, social and economic structures.

The Sense of an Unravelling: Tara June Winch on her new book ‘The Yield’
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Tara June Winch sheds light on her upcoming novel The Yield and why writing helps her make sense of her Wiradjuri roots. “I was a daydreamer, but I was always very aware of everything going on around me. I would think, ‘What’s it like to be that person?’ I did that especially with my siblings and my parents," she said.

By The Book: Paint Me a New World
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. Celebrating April 15 — the birthday of the Italian Renaissance maestro, Leonardo da Vinci — as World Art Day, a look at some of the best international art biographies.

‘We’re so busy writing about important things, who is going to write about feelings?’
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Bengaluru-based writer Anjum Hasan on her new collection of short stories, the quiet interior lives of her characters and why the personal is political for her.

By The Book: A curated list on forests
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on forests.

Tales of the Iron Lady: A graphic novel explores multiple facets in the life of Indira Gandhi
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Ahead of Indira Gandhi's birth centenary last year, Delhi-based Devapriya Roy and Bengaluru-based graphic artist Priya Kuriyan were asked to work on a graphic biography on her.

The City is Political
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

A conference in Delhi explored different facets and challenges of urban writing

By The Book: How Things Add Up
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

A dose of STEM books to introduce you to the wondrous world of science.

The No.1 Jasoosi Kahaani Factory: Surender Mohan Pathak on his autobiography and life before fame
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

For nearly six decades, Surender Mohan Pathak has run that enterprise with elan. The crime writer on his autobiography, his life before fame and why he never feels the need to travel too far.

‘People who don’t read are listening to audiobooks’
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Hachette UK CEO David Shelley on understanding consumers better and making publishing inclusive.