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Water wars and geopolitics

The fusion of autocratic politics and capitalist economics makes China play with nature. Rising China also rejects the very concept of water-sharing and shies away from any such dialogue »

Monetary policy, before and after crisis

This book is ambitious. The author tries to bite more issues than he can chew. The chapters drawing on the author’s experience in the RBI and the government are sound. »

Bombay cricket’s enduring romance

Chasing dreams in the maximum city of Mumbai can be physically and mentally exhausting, yet the very nature of the journey can be captivating. »
Historian William Dalrymple in a recent event in Bengaluru. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash.

India needs tougher laws to protect heritage buildings: William Dalrymple

"Many important buildings here fall under the category of not being protected." »
Funky Bollywood by Todd Stadtman

Cheap thrills and more

A book that showcases an American’s take on Bollywood of the 1970s. »
Sidhartha Garg
April 26, 2015

Freedom to express

Having penned “In Love With Your Friendship” a fiction about love and friendship and its complications, writer Siddhartha Garg decided to devote his energy and skill to issue-based writing and soci... »
April 26, 2015

Know your English — What is the difference between ‘sneer’ and ‘jeer’?

What is the difference between ‘sneer’ and ‘jeer’? (V.S. Niranjana, Chennai)When you ‘sneer’ or ‘jeer’ at an individual, you are being very rude to him. A ‘sneer’ is the contemptuous... »
How Can I Ever Trust You Again? Andrew G. Marshall.
April 25, 2015

Wellness read

There are few things in life more traumatic than infidelity. You are not only coping with the pain and anger but also the sense that your partner is a stranger. How could someone you love, and thou... »
Shakespeare
HYDERABAD, April 24, 2015

Immortal legacy lives on

Every year before the academic year begins, Anna Kurian, who teaches Shakespeare at the University of Hyderabad encounters a familiar scenario. “If there are a few students who are excited and pas... »
Arunava Sinha, John Vater and Aditi Maheshwari with Namita Gokhale at the seminar
April 24, 2015

In different tongues

Oxford bookstore in Connaught Place recently organised a seminar on Languages, Literatures and Translation. The symposium focussed on the vast and incredible non-English literature that India has t... »
Kochi, April 22, 2015

On the same page with Alice

Alice in Wonderland the book is very much like a very large onion. Each reading peels off a new layer, bringing up something that you missed in the previous reading. Few children would have... »
A panel discussion at Delhi Literature Festival.
April 22, 2015

Celebration of letters

The Third Delhi Literature Festival (DLF) concluded on April 19 at Triveni Kala Sangam in the Capital. The three-day festival was inaugurated by the chairperson of National Book Trust, Baldevbhai S... »
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with author Suhel Seth at the launch Photo Sushil Kumar Verma
April 19, 2015

Road map to success

The book launch by Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting of “Mantras for Success: India’s Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win” by Suhel Seth wit... »
April 19, 2015

The princess who turned an activist

Anita Anand’s Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary is a minutely etched biography of the eponymous protagonist of the book. She was the granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Sing... »
April 19, 2015

Know your English - April 19, 2015

“There’s too much of shouting and screaming on the news channels these days. The only thing that people do is to wash their dirty linens in public.”“Some channels just manufacture news! By t... »

The Great Indian Railway feast

Journeys from home

End of the world

Towards the path of liberation

A blend of Silpa and Agama Sastras

What’s inside

Sage decisions

OUP brings out fresh translation of Agnisakshi

I write how I want to, says Anuja
April 26, 2015

‘I feel maternal towards my characters’

Anuja Chauhan is a master at blending humour and romance with social commentary. Like many writers, Anuja also comes from an advertising background. The author of popular rom coms such as The Z... »
Aarthi Parthasarathy.
April 25, 2015

Royal rant

Aarthi Parthasarathy’s existential angst became a web comic that targets society and its many quirks. Caste, hierarchy, gender and world issues are all discussed by seemingly royal men and women s... »
COIMBATORE, April 24, 2015
Running on poetry

Shakespeare and friends

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” ¯ Friedrich Nietzsche “Can you spell Shakespeare?” Chances are, if you’re... »
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
April 24, 2015
Write Angle

Heresy based on hearsay

Noor Zaheer is a compulsive fiction writer. Her reputation, limited as it is, has been built around the success of “My God is a Woman”. She should have stuck to fiction. Here, she steps into the do... »
Richard Flanagan
April 23, 2015
Telling Voices

The paradox of love and death

Richard Flanagan’s parents told him and his siblings a story about a Latvian man who after the war, “…went back to his village and he found his wife was dead. He refused to believe that and search... »
Harsh Mander. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
April 22, 2015

A violent indifference

Only a few chapters into Harsh Mander’s new book, Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice And Indifference In New India (Speaking Tiger), I feel uncomfortable. The spotlight seems too bright on... »
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
April 22, 2015
Table for Two

Crisp food and words

Determined, forthright, frank and definitely led by the dictates of heart. This is what one summarises following an interesting interaction with Banglaore-based Anuja Chauhan, a well-known writer o... »
April 19, 2015

Towards new tomorrows

‘Poverty can be removed in ten years… Less than one-fourth of the total public outlay can remove poverty. Policy packages, including some land redistribution exist, but they will not be... »
April 19, 2015

Managing water needs statesmanship

This book deals with all aspects of water resources — irrigation, flood control, drinking water, groundwater, sustainability, climate change, resettlement and rehabilitation and the legal... »
April 18, 2015

Live chat: Celebrating 50 years of Feluda

Welcome to our live chat as we celebrate 50 years of Satyajit Ray's detective - Feluda. Our heavyweight panel include Sagnik Chatterjee, director of a documentary on the sleuth series; Indrani Dut... »  

Wings to words

Declining fortunes of a groom

To be a writer

Social justice from varied lenses

In the memory of Lohithadas

Portrait of anonymity

Linking Indian languages

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