Janhavi Acharekar, the author of Wanderers, All.
Ashima Narain
Janhavi Acharekar, the author of Wanderers, All.

Mumbai chronicles

Janhavi Acharekar’s Wanderers, All — inspired by her family’s history — is a delightful way to learn more about the city. »
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Breaking the barrier

Leap of Faith is a funny and warm take on the mix of cultures in a marriage »
Table for Two with Anuja Chauhan (an Indian author and advertiser) at Le Bistro Du Parc Restaurant at Defence Colony, in New Delhi. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty Table for Two

Crisp food and words

Anuja Chauhan on making interesting food for mind and body »
Harsh Mander. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

A violent indifference

Harsh Mander talks about his new book, and the need for compassion in society that has all but forgotten those who need it the most. »
Jeffrey Archer. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy Telling voices

To be a writer

Talking about his books and writing, Jeffrey Archer reveals the trials and tribulations of an author, notes Sudhamahi Regunathan »
A file photo of Ruth Rendell.
LONDON, May 2, 2015

Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

Prolific crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell, perhaps best known for her Chief Inspector Wexford novels, died Saturday, said her publisher, Penguin Random House. She was 85. The cause of... »
Gunter Grass, the German writer. He was fascinated with India, especially Kolkata.
May 2, 2015

The tin drummer

In his darkest hour, India stood by him. In 2006, Günter Grass told me in Bremen, ‘Die wollen mich fertig machen’. In his autobiography he admitted that, in autumn 1944, as a 17-year-old, he had be... »
Harsh Mander. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
April 30, 2015
Reading list

Hope in the heart of darkness

The picture on the cover of the book, of haggard, defeated looking feet; with a toe missing, makes me uncomfortable. I look away just in time to read that Harsh Mander has almost prophetically, de... »
Sangeeta Bahadur. Photo: Nagara Gopal
April 29, 2015

Building a new world

Back when she was 13, Sangeeta Bahadur began writing stories. “They were sweet romantic stories I wrote in long hand in notebooks. The pages were then torn and passed around my classroom. People wo... »
Hussain Zaidi at Mist in New Delhi’s The Park. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
April 29, 2015
Table for two

Hitting back

Arriving straight from the airport author S. Hussain Zaidi, hardly betrays any sign of jet lag at Mist in The Park. The former journalist widely known for investigative, crime and terror reporting... »
Historian William Dalrymple in a recent event in Bengaluru. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash.
Hyderabad, April 25, 2015

India needs tougher laws to protect heritage buildings: William Dalrymple

Ever since he released his book ‘White Mughals’ in 2002, author William Dalrymple’s re-telling of the love story of James Achilles Kirkpatrick, a British dignitary, and Khair-un-Nissa, the grandda... »
April 17, 2015

Journeys from home

When would fish drown? “When water, their natural environment, gets too hostile and polluted and they can no longer survive in it,” says writer and academician Swati Chanda, whose debut novel Dr... »
Ian Caldwell, author of the fifth gospel.
April 13, 2015

History as a mirror

Ian Caldwell’s The Fifth Gospel (Simon & Schuster) tells the story of a mysterious and powerful exhibit in Vatican, the brutal murder of the curator, two brothers, both priests — one Ro... »
Anuradha Roy: Visual appeal to her words.
May 2, 2015

‘The subject disturbed me’

Anuradha Roy’s brilliant new novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, is a riveting and poignant read, and, in the author’s own words, “looks at the impact of religion on many different people, several o... »
At the book launch.
April 30, 2015

The rhyme and rhythm of criticism

The annual World Dance Day (WDD) celebration organised by Geeta Chandran’s ‘Natyavriksha’, in collaboration with India International Centre (IIC) and the Ministry of Culture, in New Delhi, offered... »
April 29, 2015

Roadmap for teenagers

No one can understand a teenager's problems, better than a teenager. All of 13, Divya Jalan has written her first book, 21 Things Every Teen Should Know that deals with issues common to all... »
Dr. Ajay Yadav
April 29, 2015

Many hues of faith

Doctors heal with scalpel. They also heal with their words. At a time when the world is becoming divided between those who believe religion unites and others who hold it responsible for a lot of te... »
Agatha Christie’s books remain hot favourites
across the world. Photo: K. Ananthan
April 29, 2015

A case for Poirot: find the best of queen of crime

The head-scratching genius of Murder on the Orient Express will compete with the genre-changing twist-in-the-tail of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, when the estate of Agatha Christie la... »
Wings to fly
April 17, 2015

Wings to words

Mayil Will Not be Quiet was a breath of fresh air in the world of Indian children’s books. The authors, Sowmya Rajendran and Niveditha Subramaniam, gave readers a peek into the mind of a 12-... »
The Recession Groom
April 17, 2015

Declining fortunes of a groom

Finding inspiration in the real world, Vani chose recession as the subject for her debut novel “The Recession Groom” launched recently. The former business journalist had witnessed first-hand the e... »