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A Kashmiri Muslim woman recites the holy Quran at the shrine of Shah e Hamdan on the death anniversary of sufi scholar Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Srinagar, India Write Angle

Heresy based on hearsay

In the season of Islam bashing, Noor Zaheer comes up with “Denied by Allah” denying the reader the complete picture »
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 »
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant Literati

Of books and launches

A look at the world of books, publishing and writers. »
Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Wordsmith: Jeffrey Archer

A column on writers and their craft. »
May 1, 2015
Great Shakes

Weighing Falstaff

I have heard Merry Wives of Windsor described as a play about Falstaff in love. Now that is an irresistible marketing line. But I like to read chronologically, so I felt I ought to first re... »
Gau Raksha Samiti organised a dharna with cattle, demanding Cow Protection, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
March 27, 2015
Write Angle

Between majoritarianism and nationalism

The other day, driving down to Aligarh, I noticed many a wall freshly painted in Jevar, a few kilometres off Greater Noida. Covered in light yellow, every wall had a little slogan in blue, “Gau mat... »
Varghese Vaidyante Atmakatha
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2, 2015

What’s inside

A tribute Autobiography of Varghese Vaidyan, one of the founding leaders of the Communist Party in Kerala. The work is also a comment on his political ideology, principles... »

The other day, driving down to Aligarh, I noticed many a wall freshly painted in Jevar, a few kilometres off Greater Noida. Covered in light yellow, every wall had a little slogan in blue, “Gau mat... »