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Bittu Sahgal on nearing four decades of Sanctuary Asia, and why tigers are the forest’s best chowkidars

Running a conservation magazine has its own issues, as Sahgal has discovered over the years. “People accuse us of being spoilsports all the time, but they are turning a blind eye to nature,” he says.

Monisha Rajesh on travelling around the world, writing about it and why no country can match the efficiency level of Japan

In Around the World in 80 Trains (Bloomsbury, Rs 599), a title she borrows from Jules Verne’s acclaimed adventure novel, we ride along with Rajesh and her fiancé Jem (now her husband) on their 45,000-mile adventure on some of the best rail services.

Pulitzer Prize 2019: Forrest Gander wins for poetry, Richard Powers for fiction

Richard Powers’ unusual novel The Overstory, that shows a world through the perspective of trees, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

How the author of ‘Genius Foods’ – a book about optimizing brain function through diet – spends his Sundays

As soon as he wakes up, Max Lugavere goes straight into the kitchen and drinks a tall glass of room-temperature water. Read on to know more.

Not another brick in the wall

A call to reclaim institutions of higher education as spaces for debate, dissent and dialogue

Shelf life: City Centre

Milk Teeth lives up to its title in a number of ways — it alludes to that innocent first romance which often evolves into something a lot more complicated, the feelings around a first home that everyone must come to terms with and the process of reconciling with who you are and what you want.

Lightning ignites the sky

A wildly enjoyable gateway to wuxia fiction

Wealth of the Nation

A testament of faith in India’s commitment to fiscal federalism and notes for the way ahead

Review: ‘The Eighth Sister’ is a gripping thriller

Book review: Robert Dugoni revisits some characters from an earlier series and crafts a timely and gripping espionage thriller and legal drama with 'The Eighth Sister.

Women dominate shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker Prize for fiction, was named among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Having a writer’s block? How about visiting a writer’s retreat for some inspiration?

The retreat was a mix of exclusive time and interactive sessions. The members in the retreat also enjoyed their alone time in their individual cottages, musical afternoons and other treats.

A Shared Story

Debutant author Radhika Oberoi’s Stillborn Season is set amidst the 1984 riots