Paromita Chakrabarti


By The Book: Fact and Fiction
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns: This week, on biographies of Indian rulers and political icons. Here are a few historical biographies for children which tell the story as things were.

By The Book: School is Cool
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

This week, on school stories by Indian authors. While Enid Blyton’s school stories have led generations of young readers to aspire for midnight feasts and games of lacrosse, here are some Indian books that are set in schools closer to our reality.

Writing a New Chapter: Publisher Naveen Kishore on nearly four decades of Seagull Books
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

When it started, Seagull Books was an odd bird in the publishing world. Publisher Naveen Kishore on nearly four decades of its pioneering work and his plans for Delhi.

Girls are Coming Out of the Woods
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Who do we talk about when we speak of gender warriors in India? A new book has some answers

By The Book: The Beautiful Game
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

This week, on football. The bigwigs might be out of the race in this World Cup of upsets, but that does nothing to dim the excitement inherent in a tournament of this stature.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

A reading list for the young ones that will take them on flights of fantasy; introduce them to art and artists, folktales and architectural heritage; and even teach them a thing or two about feminism.

The Man in the Mirror
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Tabish Khair’s book is a taut navigation of faith and the shrinking space for dialogues in India today.

This week, on books with LGBTQI themes
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Like the Rajasthani storytelling box, Kavad, that opens out in colourful panels, each revealing a narrative of its own, Nina Sabnani’s Home unfolds in interactive segments to introduce children to ideas of home, family and belonging.

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.