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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Paromita Chakrabarti


The fascinating world of illustrator Rajiv Eipe, winner of this year’s Big Little Book Award
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Eipe's artwork is full of wondrous discoveries and intimate joys, much like the stories they illustrate

The path she traced
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The second Nabaneeta Dev Sen Memorial Lecture was a tribute to the multi-faceted genius of the eminent writer, academic, poet and feminist thinker

Being nice to everybody isn’t foreign policy… have to make strategic choices: Fareed Zakaria
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Zakaria was speaking at the Express e-Adda, in conversation with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group, and Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express

Author and analyst Fareed Zakaria is guest at Express e-Adda today
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Fareed Zakaria, 56, will be the guest at the Express e-Adda on Wednesday. He will be in conversation with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group, and Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express.

Twenty-one of our top picks to read in 2021
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

Here's the literary roaster of 2021 consisting of both fiction and non-fiction.

Big Little Book Award for Subhadra Sen Gupta, Rajiv Eipe
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Writer Subhadra Sen Gupta and illustrator Rajiv Eipe are the winners of the fifth Big Little Book Award that was announced on Tuesday

Explained: John Le Carré, whose George Smiley made James Bond look like an ‘international gangster’
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

John Le Carré created a murky moral universe of British secret service operations that was far from the prevalent notion of spying as an act of glamorous daredevilry in the service of the nation.

A peek into the world of India’s toy start-ups
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Long before the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, toys were very serious business for some Indian entrepreneurs

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay-NIF book prize announced
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Jairam Ramesh and debutant author Amit Ahuja were declared the winners of the third edition of the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay-NIF Book Prize

‘Troubled Blood’ by JK Rowling is a gripping book, but suffers from too many digressions
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

Rowling’s latest as Robert Galbraith explores human caprices and the nature of evil.

Shuggie Bainby, 2020 Booker winner Douglas Stuart’s autobiographical novel, was rejected by more than 30 editors
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

A look at this year’s Booker prize-winning novel and its debutant author, Douglas Stuart

I have long thought that grief is the other side of love: Maggie O’Farrell
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

British writer Maggie O’Farrell, 48, winner of this year’s Women’s Prize, on a mother’s grief, life in a post-pandemic world and reclaiming Shakespeare’s wife from obscurity

Explained: This year’s Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain, and its debutant author Douglas Stuart
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Shuggie Bain is an autobiographical novel set in Glasgow in the 1980s. It follows the life of Shuggie, an impoverished boy struggling to look after his single mother, Agnes, an alcoholic, even as he grapples with his own sexuality.

For generations, Soumitra Chatterjee was an artist who became a bridge
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Actor, orator, poet, thespian — there are many ways to remember Soumitra Chatterjee. But there is only one way to mourn him — with gratitude.

The shortlist for the third edition of the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay-NIF Prize is out
Mon, Nov 16, 2020

A celebration of the finest non-fiction writing on India, this year's shortlist spans political biography, sociology of politics, investigative journalism and the history of ecology and technology

‘Lockdown’ is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year: A history of lockdowns before Covid-19
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

While infectious diseases remain the most dominant cause of lockdowns, they are not the only ones.

Sculpture celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft draws criticism: Who was the ‘mother of feminism’?
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Even though the sculpture — a nude female figure — of Mary Wollstonecraft by artist Maggi Hambling has come under immense flak for its objectification of the female form, the tribute to Wollstonecraft has been long overdue.

Wole Soyinka, 86, is writing another novel: meet the Nobel Laureate from Nigeria
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

A new book, Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth, will mark the Nigerian playwright and writer Wole Soyinka’s return to novels after a gap of nearly 50 years.

Hindi writer claims ‘Mirzapur 2’ makers misrepresented his novel
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Since his letter, Pathak says screenwriter Puneet Krishna, one of the writers of the show, has gotten in touch with him. “He told me that he was a fan of my writing, that he meant it as a tribute but what sort of tribute is it if it misrepresents my work?” asks the writer.

The Deep Dark
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

By the Book: A curated reading list for the young ‘uns. this week, two books on mental health

Explained: The legacy of Daphne du Maurier, 80 years after her book ‘Rebecca’
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Even though it was the defining work of Daphne du Maurier's oeuvre, Rebecca was far from being the only success of its unconventional writer, Daphne du Maurier.

‘I wanted my character’s voice to be the collective voice of a modern-day woman’
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Popular food blogger Sandeepa Mukherjee Datta on how the pandemic affected the way we cook, and her debut novel Those Delicious Letters that weaves together recipes and stories

Louise Glück, Nobel winner, for poetry that celebrates the individual
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

The 77-year old is only the second woman poet to win the award after the Polish writer Wislawa Szymborska, who won the Prize in 1996. Glück is also the second American to win the award since Bob Dylan in 2016.

As the great statistician CR Rao turns 100, a look at his extraordinary career
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Rao's work revolutionised fields of studies from business to medicine, anthropology to economics

What do ordinary Indians remember of their last normal day before COVID-19?
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

A bookseller and a tennis player, a doctor and a child, among others, recall the shape of life before coronavirus