Caught in the Central Asian vortex

Though in our diplomatic parlance we refer to the historical and cultural ties, our relations with the Central Asian Republics in recent decades have remained low. »
J.K. Sivan

A book can be your best friend: J.K. Sivan

In two years, J.K. Sivan wrote 11 children’s books. He is a man on a mission. »
Appetisingly chronicled life journeys By Julia Child and MFK Fisher

Cookbooks like these

Beg, borrow or Flipkart these books written by two remarkable women if you enjoy cooking, eating feeding and reading about food. »
Writer’s Block

Mind over muscles

There have been times when I bought a shirt or T-shirt because it looked good on the mannequin, little realising that when you have the figure of a mannequin, any piece of clothing — cheap or expen... »
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. Photo: A.M.Faruqui Write Angle

Matters of faith, peace and war

Life, at times, does not allow you the luxury – or is it necessity? – of reading, soaking in a book before going on to the next. »
Aamer Hussein
May 24, 2015

The short story of a lifetime

His new collection is a slim one, not even two hundred pages long. Yet, Pakistani author Aamer Hussein’s “37 Bridges and Other Stories” leaves you with the feeling that you have consumed multiple... »
Author Sidney Sheldon
May 21, 2015

The character is central

“It has become a superstition. Every time a book comes out, I go out and buy a copy,” says Sidney Sheldon, the well- known author who was so scared that his first book, “The Naked Face”, would not... »
Tom J. Mangattu Photo: Seema Suresh
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21, 2015

A tome of milestones

A book celebrating Kerala, the achievements of Malayalis and golden moments from the history of the state. Suvarnalekha – Book of Kerala Records is all that and much more as it looks int... »

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai . Photo: AP
London, May 20, 2015

Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins 2015 Man International Booker prize

The 2015 Man International Booker prize was awarded to the Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai at a ceremony at the V&A in London on May 20. The 61-year old writer was among a shor... »
ACCESSIBLE STORY The children were full of questions for Malathi.
May 19, 2015

Born free

The launch of Sowmya Rajendran’s Wings to Fly, based on the life of parathelete Padmashri and Arjuna awardee, Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla, at Bangalore International School was marked with e... »
Suchitra Bhattacharya
May 17, 2015

Farewell Suchitra

I read Dahan and watched Rituparno Ghosh’s award-winning movie based on the novel. Like many other readers, I was moved by the story and never stopped marvelling at the tautness of the autho... »
May 17, 2015

Know your English — 17-5-15

“I ran into your new colleague at the bank. She said she loves her new job.” “That’s not surprising at all! Shalini’s been with us only for a couple of days. So, right now, I’m sure every... »
13oeb GANDHI
May 17, 2015

First encounter, lasting impressions

Is the first impression the lasting one? Well, Thomas Weber convinces you that it is in his erudite and well-researched work. His book makes one wonder how much stronger would be the experience of... »
May 15, 2015

First-time fiction

Director of Matrix Business Services and author of the books Rajini’s Punchtantra and Grand Brand Rajini, P. C. Balasubramanian launched his first work of fiction Ready… Steady… Ex... »
Dan Ariely
May 14, 2015
Telling voices

Pitfalls in cognition

The talk is amusing because it tells us, rather plainly, that while we think we are being very rational, most of the time we are actually very irrational. Dan Ariely, behavioural economist and aut... »

The story of a dream fulfilled

Questions of faith

Books, bytes and success

Know your English - May 10, 2015

Tracing history through the lens

Bigotry without apology

Teachings with Rabindranath Tagore

‘The days of the reclusive writer are numbered’

Karan Bajaj's latest book The Seeker is slated for release this month.
May 23, 2015

‘I’m a yogi first’

Author Karan Bajan — who is high up on the corporate ladder as the Chief Marketing Officer of Aden and Anais in New York — identifies himself first and foremost as a yogi. While he straddles two co... »
May 21, 2015

Chilling truths about contemporary life

Manju Mannu Mauna, poems by Ted KooserTranslated by H.S. Raghavendra Rao, Abhinava, Rs. 75 Ted Kooser, one of the American poets who began writing poetry i... »
UNIQUE SYMBOLS At the event.
May 20, 2015

Creating a new space

The maiden collection of poems by Indu Singh was recently released by eminent critic and author Prof. Namvar Singh at Sahitya Akademi here.Lauding the first venture of the young poetess in... »
May 19, 2015

Bound by blood

Turn on your favourite AC/DC record, whether it’s Back in Black or Highway to Hell or TNT, or even if the latest one, Rock Or Bust, caught your fancy – just turn it on a... »
THE JOKE IS ON ME Vasudev believes in a positive attitude.
May 18, 2015

A few laughs ’n’ wagging tails

In his world of subverted reality, author Vasudev Murthy is the human pet of one-eyed, four-legged, world domination aspiring pug, Chunnudev Murthy and male Boxer Raja Murthy – vanquisher of evil... »
May 17, 2015

Print Pick

In Search Of Freedom Sagari Chhabra, Rs. 499.00 Inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary acts of courage the author journeyed across India,... »
May 17, 2015

The essence of an intimate game

Cricket isn’t always about the big stage and shrill patriotism. It is also about freshly cut grass, maidans with multiple games, the club game, street rivalries, summer sweat and monsoon puddles.... »
Book jacket
May 15, 2015

A tale of time and timelessness

“Once upon a time there was a king….” Countless stories begin with these words. But the “Rishabhayan”, or story of Rishabha, begins differently. Here we can say, “Once upon a time there was no kin... »
Joe D' Cruz, author of 'Korkai,' with the reviewer K.R.A. Narasiah. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
May 14, 2015

Novel with rhythm as a silver thread

The 13th book taken up for review by Tamizh Puthaka Nanbargal was ‘Korkai,’ by Joe D’Cruz, and the reviewer was marine engineer and author K.R.A. Narasaiah. D’Cruz, who has 25 ye... »
A view of Chikli Dam
May 13, 2015

Rolling stones

You’ve seen the famous temples of Karnataka, its heritage, and palaces splashed in photographs across books. But now admire the bounty that nature has bestowed on the State through the lens of free... »

A woman’s place

Tales to sprout

Of memoir, history and identity

Motley migrants re-clothed as Indians

How the past saw its past

Wellness Reads

Voice of the voiceless

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