Santa and the Scribes: The Making of Fort Kochi
Santa and the Scribes: The Making of Fort Kochi

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Santa and the Scribes: The Making of Fort Kochi E.P. Unny, Rs. 495.00 Few countries and continents tell more stories than the tiny town of Fort Kochi. Capt... »
An utter romanticist at a time when it was fashionable to be in the league of Progressive writers, Shakeel made his short life count. Melange -Write Angle

Remembering a romantic

Over the past few weeks, Badaun in western Uttar Pradesh has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. With daily news reports about the rape and murder of two innocent girls, it seems... »
Laurent Gayer sets about demolishing many stereotypes about Karachi. Melange: Write Angle

Fanciful and ghastly

Many summers ago when I visited Karachi, I was struck by daily news reports of young men being robbed at gun point, guys being dispossessed of their mobiles at traffic intersections, and even gues... »
The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally. Melange: the compulsive browser

Chronicles of a beautiful game

For George Vecsey, former sports correspondent of The New York Times, a lifetime’s fascination with the Football World Cup was born when he saw the official film of the 1966 edition (script... »
John Bennett Shaw Endpaper

The detective and the collector

Over a period of 57 years, John Bennet Shaw amassed the biggest collection of Sherlockiana ever »
Kamila Shamsie
July 5, 2014

Kamila Shamsie

WHEN: I am not an early riser. When in London, I wake up by nine in the morning. I like to have my cup of coffee and read The Guardian cover to cover. If I am in Karachi, then it’s a... »
July 5, 2014

Mining maps

When E. Forbes Smiley III, one of New York’s top dealers in rare maps, walked into Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library on June 8, 2005, no one suspected he was there to steal some of t... »
Noorul Hasan deserves a lot of credit for bringing to lovers of literature the pen of Meena Kumari
July 4, 2014
Melange: write angle

Beauty and the pen

As a little boy, I grew up on the legend of Meena Kumari. Almost everybody had words of praise for her craft and beauty, almost everybody had sighed at her sorrow, many known, many more perceived.... »
July 5, 2014


Right to publish In 1826, Henry Carey employed 30 presses to print editions of Lord Byron’s Don Juan in 36 hours to capitalize on the demand, and to maximise profits in a sm... »
The Kabul Beauty School; Deborah Rodriguez, Sphere, Rs.499.
July 5, 2014


The Kabul Beauty School; Deborah Rodriguez, Sphere, Rs.499.The book is narrated in first person by the author, who joins a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan. Despite the language an... »

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »