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Friday, April 03, 2020

‘As an eternal foreigner, I don’t take anything for granted’: Isabel Allende

February 23, 2020 9:02:39 am

Peru-born Chilean writer Isabel Allende, 77, who describes herself as a ‘novelist, feminist, and philanthropist’ on carrying her family name with pride, immersing herself in poetry before a new work and her latest novel.

Rohingya refugees in India sketch their stories in a comic book

February 20, 2020 8:19:28 am

Put together by World Comics India, a collective that promotes comics as a communication and empowerment tool for the marginalised, the book is an outcome of a workshop conducted by the organisation with around 50-60 Rohingya refugees in Kalindi Kunj and Nuh, Mewat.

Shanta Gokhale’s latest book draws an intimate portrait of Shivaji Park

February 20, 2020 8:23:12 am

Gokhale’s portrait of Shivaji Park restores the neighbourhood’s heterogeneous character, starting with some of the earliest historical evidence of the people who migrated here when Mumbai was still a cluster of islands and the only “natives” were fisherfolk and Adivasis.

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Despite a few chefs doing stellar work, running a good restaurant in India remains difficult

February 18, 2020 8:40:00 am

Writer-columnist Anoothi Vishal, who, as a journalist, had documented the start of the so-called boom at the beginning of the new millennium, has examined what makes a few restaurants work where so many others fail in her new book Business on a Platter (2019).

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Avni Doshi talks about exploring memory and the bitter aftertaste of messy relationships

February 17, 2020 8:20:08 am

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."

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The Last Encyclopaedic Mind

February 16, 2020 12:49:15 am

An original thinker, George Steiner’s mark on our intellectual scene is indelible.

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Rocky Mountain High

February 16, 2020 12:30:12 am

A valuable contribution to our understanding of the complex historiography of the Himalayas and the role of Tibet, India and China in this strategic zone.

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I have started to own the woman-director identity: Nandita Das

February 16, 2020 10:32:26 am

Nandita Das on Manto & I, and how the book and her 2018 movie Manto, are deeply connected but not the same.

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All Woman

February 16, 2020 12:02:29 am

An empathetic novel about the feminine experience in a world of inequality.

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The significant rise of Chinese influence in the islands of the Indian Ocean

February 9, 2020 8:01:59 am

China — like other powers that have dominated the international system — seeks hegemony and the Indian Ocean is an increasingly crucial area of operations for it to achieve this end.

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Tavleen Singh on her private encounter with Narendra Modi

February 9, 2020 8:05:22 am

Shortly after the lynching of Pehlu Khan, Tavleen Singh was granted an audience with the Prime Minister, and found him somewhat changed.

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The Time Keepers

February 9, 2020 12:45:38 am

What bound three of India’s eminent medievalists together? Friendship and a respect for scholarship and diversity, says TCA Raghavan in his new book.

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Naveen Chourey on writing protest poetry: ‘It is the need of our times’

February 4, 2020 12:13:44 pm

Chorey's poems are recited at numerous NRC-CAA protests and public meetings across the country. His anthology of poems titled Kohra Ghana Hai released recently.

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Sahitya Akademi Award winner Dalip Kaur Tiwana passes away

February 10, 2020 7:27:59 pm

Dalip Kaur Tiwana had received the Padma Shri in 2004 for Literature and Education, as well as the Sahitya Akademi Award.

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Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark dead at age 92

February 1, 2020 11:18:03 am

A widow with five children in her late 30s, she became a perennial best-seller over the second half of her life, writing or co-writing "A Stranger Is Watching," "Daddy's Little Girl" and more than 50 other favourites.

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Sridhar Balan writes about people and places that shaped English writing in India

January 21, 2020 9:00:52 am

In his first book, veteran publisher acquaints us with EV Rieu, who set up OUP in India and later initiated the Penguin Classics Series.

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The govt would always want me to have a dagger in my hand, not a pen: Manoranjan Byapari

January 12, 2020 6:04:19 am

Manoranjan Byapari, who was shortlisted for the DSC Prize, tells The Indian Express what the NRC means, and why he would rather go to jail than to a detention camp

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A World of His Own

January 6, 2020 6:17:59 am

Australian writer Ken Spillman on forging a relationship with India, writing for children, and the power of imagination.

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Artist Nilanjana Nandy’s performance art project, ‘Cover Uncover’, questions the way we view the library

December 9, 2019 8:49:37 am

The inspiration for the project that concludes on December 9 came to Nandy when she went about visiting the reading rooms in and around Kochi.

Spice of Life

December 4, 2019 1:37:20 am

Chef Suvir Saran on his new book and how the colour of his skin remains a challenge in the US.