Author Amitav Ghosh
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Author Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for International Booker prize

The 58-year-old Kolkata born author is among finalists for the award that is given out once every two years. »

The many facets of Malaviya

The author builds a strong case to recognise Pandit Malaviya for his stellar contribution during the early years of freedom movement and is able to demolish the all-too-easy theory of simple division... »

Sketches through anecdotes

The lives and journeys of 26 Indian cricketers from ‘Tiger’ Pataudi to Ravindra Jadeja »

Governance as if only economics matters

This book is the based on the work of the author at the Governance Studies Unit of the Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh under the title “Public Governance: Institutio... »
Erode Tamizhanban. Photo: M. Vedhan.

Verses of universal vision

The poetry of Erode Tamizhanban , who recently turned 80, combines experimentation and brevity in expression. »
Dr. Jamuna Pai's book 'No one has to know'.
March 28, 2015
Skin sense

Look the best for your age

Dr. Jamuna Pai’s philosophies of beautification are as refreshing as her facials. She will tell you to ‘Embrace yourself!’ and that ‘Brown is beautiful’ but, in the same breath, will also emphasis... »
Children engrossed in reading books photo:C.V.SUBRAHMANYAM
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27, 2015

Voyages of discovery

Holidays are here again! Have your parents made any plans for you? Well, here’s a plan you can make for yourself, a plan that involves adventure, excitement, fun, games, mystery and fantasy; a... »

Vandana Garg
March 27, 2015

Simply at work

Gender disparity in employment, including in Government service, may sound strange and far-fetched to many of this generation but it is a historical fact. Constant and concerted efforts and changin... »
The Santhal village of Subalpur, in Birbhum, West Bengal. Photo: Sonia Faleiro
chennai, March 27, 2015

Outrage, pain and prose

Sonia Faleiro remembers burying her head in her hands when she heard the news about a woman being gang-raped by 13 men, allegedly on official sanction in Subalpur village in West Bengal. This w... »
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
March 26, 2015

Gallop to life

“If you in the morningThrow minutes away,You can’t pick them upIn the course of a day.You may hurry and scurry,And flurry and worry,You’ve lost them foreve... »
Anita nair, Javagal Srinath and Harimohan Paruvu
March 23, 2015

Seaming philosophies

Fast bowlers are supposed to spew venom, chew nails and have batsmen for breakfast. It is an overwhelming stereotype but what about a speed merchant with a philosopher’s air? Might sound improbable... »
The Seal of Surya
March 20, 2015

Tales from the Aryavarta

Amritanshu Pandey’s debut novel The Seal of Surya from his intended series, The Scrolls of Aryavarta is a mythical narrative. The book is a piece of fiction which tells abo... »
Storytelling is the next best thing to actually experiencing reality.
March 19, 2015

Everyone has a story

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today,” author Robert McKee said, while American writer and anthropologist, Mary Catherine Bateson, observed that “The human speci... »
March 19, 2015

By the young, for the young

A group of like-minded friends started Aneka in 2013. Youngsters, mostly from rural background, pursuing commerce, science, technology and many diverse professions, came together to discuss and ke... »
K. Satchidanandan
March 19, 2015

The value of verse

Amidst gawping admiration for interactive media, social networking sites, and e-books, there are still many people around who live in books; they even love moth-eaten books more than bank passbook... »

Tell me a story

Kids these days

Staying happy

Wonders do not cease

A story that’s anchored in reality

Mapping voices that rose against the private sphere

Men who freed us from ‘majoritarian modernity’

Regaining your bounce

Fallen, standing; Reshma Valliappan, Women Unlimited, Rs.325.
March 28, 2015

Wellness reads

Mind mattersIn this extraordinary, first of its kind account of schizophrenia, the writer discusses her experience of living with therapies and medication, struggling to make sense of... »
Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner, Film­maker, Lyricist and author Gulzar. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
March 27, 2015

So near yet so far

Spring is the time for Gulzar. Last March when he came to Delhi he talked happily of stories short and soulful. In his own self-deprecating manner, he called them, aadhi, adhuri, kuchh anchhui... »
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... »
Rashna Imhasly – Gandhy Photo: Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
March 26, 2015

‘For me, Karna is a hero’

Rashna Imhasly-Gandhy is a transpersonal psychologist who has been, over the years, helping people rediscover their strengths and face challenges. Her new book The Emerging Feminine: Discovering... »
Talking to The Hindu, author Akhil Sharma said that writing Family Life was “incredibly difficult” because it was “just hard to relive so many of these
things.” File Photo: Nagara Gopal
London, March 25, 2015

Akhil Sharma wins Folio Prize

 Novelist Akhil Sharma’s 2014 novel Family Life has won the Folio Prize 2015.  The 43-year old novelist beat writers like Irish novelist Colm Toibin and Scottish wr... »
March 21, 2015

Know your English - March 22, 2015

“Wow! Nice T-shirt! Did you buy it when you went shopping yesterday?” “That’s right! I bought several yesterday.” “You bought several T-shirts? Really? I thought you hated going... »
Oru Koodai Pazhamonriyu
March 19, 2015

Japanese twist

That Thamizhanban constantly reinvents himself is revealed in his works, two of which hit the stands late last year. ‘Oru Koodai Pazhamonriyu’ (published by Pablo-Bharati) and ‘Thathu Pithuvam’ (Vi... »
Sirimudi Parikrama, Maheshwari Publications
March 19, 2015

Like Draupadi, like akka

Veerappa Moily is an established poet-novelist, whose Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam won the prestigious ‘Moortidevi’ Award in 2009. Whereas Mahanveshanam is a new interpretatio... »
March 19, 2015

Life and works of a writer

Madhurantakam Rajaram (1930-1999) is considered to be one among the few writers who have taken the genre of Telugu short story to sublime heights. Though he wrote novels, plays, lyrics etc., in ad... »
Buddhante Punchiri
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19, 2015

Enigmatic smile of the Buddha

Buddha smiles. Not just when bombs are tested, but also when life and love enter into a friendship. When thoughts of death visit life so often that it becomes a dear comrade more than a sadistic s... »

Ode to a dear friend

The girl who wanted to be a mahout

Espousing the cause of spouses

Working around words

Know your English — What is the meaning of ‘wet one’s whistle’?

When inclusion is unfavourable

Country through taxi rides

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