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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Shashi Deshpande

The writer is a novelist, whose most recent book is ‘Shadow Play’

In 2020, we learnt joy of thrift, beauty of austerity, and the need for human touch
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

The virus remains a great leveller; it doesn’t care about race, colour, nation, gender. All humans are fair game. Will we remember these things in the future? Not very likely, because we have been given the gift of amnesia.

Abandoning Gandhi: The idea of Truth, the reality of it, has been the biggest victim of our times
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

There is a tiny chance that we will look for the Gandhi in ourselves. That, indeed, would be a greater miracle than the miracle of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

A familiar despair
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Karnataka drama carries a sense of déjà vu — people are betrayed again by the politicians

From silence to speech
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Those who want to silence dissent are trying to force people into making the reverse journey

Woman from Monroeville
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Fame came with tragic consequences for Harper Lee, the writer.

The Notebook closes
Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Doris Lessing’s novels gave women insights into their own lives.

Bits and Pieces
Sat, Jun 01, 2013

Alice Munro’s new collection is a reminder of her mastery of the short story and the mysteries of the human heart

The Late Style
Sat, Jul 23, 2011

Anita Desai’s new collection of three novellas disappoints,but the quiet elegance of her language is a reminder of an old eminence.