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Monday, February 24, 2020

Paromita Chakrabarti


Three children’s books that talk about how to engage with the larger world
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Books that reflect on homesickness, illness, fear or just noticing the invisible people around us.

A symposium in Delhi addressed the highs and lows of failure
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The symposium also saw a video recording of a reading by American writer Lydia Davis of her new short story, Learning to Sing, while actor Dhritiman Chaterji read out Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s Tobacco Shop.

Avni Doshi talks about exploring memory and the bitter aftertaste of messy relationships
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

In her debut novel, titled Girl in White Cotton, Doshi looks at familial bonds and how they damn us and unravel us. She sets the tone with her opening sentence: "I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure."

Howard Jacobson on writing his memoir, ageing and Brexit
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

The British writer on his latest novel, Live a Little, writing a central woman character for the first time, matters of age, and his fears about democracy.

‘First and foremost, I’m a reader’
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Mita Kapur, the new literary director of the JCB Prize for Literature, on inclusive literature and her vision for India’s richest literary award.

Truth Be Told
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Let’s talk about politics.

Writers at Liberty
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

From writers and publishers to festival organisers, the literary community is rallying behind those protesting the new citizenship law and the rupture in civil liberties.

‘Thorough gentleman, he pushed people to be better,’ Colleagues recall Hindi novelist Ganga Prasad Vimal
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Colleagues recall Hindi novelist Ganga Prasad Vimal, who died in a road accident in Sri Lanka earlier this week.

On Greta Thunberg and others who inspired and led from the front
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

How to fix a broken world: Greta Thunberg has certainly led the way with her unusual protest, but this is a year which has seen the youth come forward to fight the good fight across the world

‘A writer’s path to wage war against big directors is difficult’
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Marathi writer Vishwas Patil, winner of this year’s Indira Goswami National Literature Award, on the English translation of his novel Panipat and why he sued filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Hindi writer Prabhat, winner of this year’s Big Little Book Award, on being unafraid to talk to children about difficult things and why nature is significant in his books

The children’s bestsellers that made adults uncomfortable
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Books considered inappropriate for children and the lessons they hold.

‘The core of a writer doesn’t change much’
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

British Sri Lankan writer Romesh Gunesekera, 65, on his new novel, his relationship with the English language and the Sri Lanka of his imagination.

Article of Faith
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

What a withdrawal of a new picture book, The Art of Tying a Pug, which has run into trouble with a section of the Sikh community, means for India’s children’s writers

More than words: Priya Kuriyan’s illustrations capture the world of everyday quirks
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

The Bengaluru-based illustrator, animator and comic book artist, 38, was declared the winner of the Big Little Book Awards in the illustrator category this week for her burgeoning body of work.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938-2019): ‘She represented blend of humour and original vision’
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Sahitya Akademi award-winning writer passed away in her Hindustan Road residence in Kolkata.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

In her new collaborative work, Amruta Patil re-enters the familiar terrain of the forest — impersonal, otherworldly, polarised.

Teaching children about mindful consumption and getting one’s hands dirty
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

By The Book: A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on books that speak of the whys and hows of our world.

Margaret Atwood for the little ones
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Imagination is a rollicking adventure. Start them early.

Annie Zaidi: A lot of violence comes from the fear of losing control
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Mumbai-based writer Annie Zaidi on her new work that investigates disharmony, why women remain passive in the narrative of violence and the languages that shape her work.