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Stoned, Shamed, Depressed review: Why teenagers in urban India are dazed and confused

A journalist studies the lives of children and finds them troubled, addicted to social media, and often victims of cyberbullying and body-shaming

26 Oct 2020 7:07 pm
The Death Script review: Strangers in the land: The life and death of Korsa Joga

With anecdotal evidence, a journalist narrates his many encounters with the police, rebels and informers in the Dandakaranaya forest

18 Oct 2020 5:05 pm
The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World review: Preparing for a multipolar world

What should be the direction of Indias foreign policy as the global order changes? Indias External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar seeks to address this question in his new book

18 Oct 2020 4:39 pm
Writing on the wall: Review of Gautam Bhatias The Wall

Gautam Bhatias law-centric approach to speculative fiction marks an exciting new direction for Indian sci-fi

18 Oct 2020 3:39 pm
Words have wings: The afterlife of literary works

Literary works are reborn each time they travel across languages and cultures

18 Oct 2020 10:30 am
Why I gave my child a hacksaw

Books are like toolboxes for a childs mind, writes Twinkle Khanna, as her Tweak Books launches When I Grow Up I Want To Be... featuring lawyer Afroz Shah, social worker Sudha Murthy and others

11 Oct 2020 10:10 am
Why Men Rape review: The difficulty in understanding the word no

Deciphering rape and its basis in how Indian men are brought up on false notions of masculinity and a deep sense of entitlement

11 Oct 2020 8:34 am
American poet Louise Glck wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

She is the fourth woman to win a Nobel Prize this year.

11 Oct 2020 7:14 am
Parveen Babi review: Prisoner of the white lights

A film scribe chronicles the highs and lows of Parveen Babis life

11 Oct 2020 7:11 am
Eat lead: S. Hussain Zaidis The Endgame reviewed by Zac OYeah

Tinsel town tropes and long lectures aside, this is a solidly crafted thriller that gives a sneak peek into the workings of the intelligence services

11 Oct 2020 7:11 am
Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War review: The end of the affair

Two journalists document in painstaking detail the souring of the US-China relationship in the era of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and its consequences

11 Oct 2020 7:11 am
Arun Kolatkar in Chennai

Improbably enough, Arun Kolatkar once lived briefly in Madras, painting and hawking clay pots between 1955 and 1957

11 Oct 2020 7:11 am
Caste: The Lies That Divide Us review: Casting a long shadow

With devastating evidence, some from her own life, Isabel Wilkerson links the race-based caste pyramid of America to two other powerful systems, that of Nazi Germany and India

3 Oct 2020 11:55 pm
When Nehru Looked East: Origins of India-US Suspicion and India-China Rivalry review: Origins of Nehrus Asianism

With access to the first Prime Ministers papers, Francine Frankel builds a solid account of his ideas on diplomacy, which continue to define Indias foreign policy

1 Oct 2020 11:43 am
Sudeep Chakravarti recommends books for the week

In this weeks Reading List, author and columnist Sudeep Chakravarti, whose latest book is Plassey: The Battle that Changed the Course of Indian History, curates a collection of titles designed to sate passionate history and non-fiction buffs

28 Sep 2020 3:26 pm
Jerry Pintos recommended reading list

This weeks Reading List is from Jerry Pinto, a writer of poetry, prose and childrens fiction, who has some books that he likes to return to and sugg

31 Jul 2020 10:57 am
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

When poet and writer Vikram Seths A Suitable Boy was first published in 1993, with a gorgeous Varanasi silk sari on the cover and gossamer pages, the

27 Jul 2020 11:49 am
The Room Where It Happened review: The insider who didnt testify

The substance of this tell-all book could have changed the course of the impeachment inquiry against Trump but former National Security Adviser John Bolton refused to participate in it

26 Jul 2020 10:21 am
No strangers in the wild: Janaki Lenin on her latest book, Every Creature Has a Story

Did you know rodents practise monogamy or that plants fight off predators? Author-journalist Janaki Lenin explores the human-animal connect in her latest book, Every Creature Has a Story

24 Jul 2020 10:55 am
A Fragmented Feminism: The Life and Letters of Anandibai Joshee review: A voice all her own

A life in letters of Anandibai Joshee, who struggled against all odds to become the first trained woman doctor from India and achieved much in a short span

5 Jul 2020 5:49 pm
An extract from Perumal Murugans Rising Heat, translated by Janani Kannan

The adult world carries on, untroubled by a boys rage and humiliation. An extract from Rising Heat, Perumal Murugans first novel, published in 1991 and now translated for the first time

5 Jul 2020 5:34 pm
Books from pre-Independent India, for history buffs

Peter Harringtons new collection includes rare books, manuscripts and artworks from the Indian subcontinent, between the 18th and 20th centuries

1 Jul 2020 3:36 pm
When Cochin meets Kochi at Cannon Shed Road

A group of architects come up with proposals, civic and social, that will reclaim the lost charm and historicity of Kochis iconic Cannon Shed Road

30 Jun 2020 5:52 pm
The Paradox of Populism: The Indira Gandhi Years, 1966-1977 review: Looking back at Emergency and a turning point in the Congress

A historian argues that during the Indira Gandhi years, the party witnessed a downfall of the hegemony it had maintained after the formation of the Indian republic

28 Jun 2020 7:12 pm
Capital and Ideology review: Inequality and redistribution

In his new book, Thomas Piketty explains why human societies have always been unequal and points out that the need of the hour is a politics of social justice

28 Jun 2020 3:18 pm
India-China tension: Your reading list for decoding the border dispute

For the past few months, the eastern India-China border along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has witnessed an escalation of tension, which resulted

26 Jun 2020 3:34 pm
Timeless Tales from Marwar tells stories of the common man

The book of folktales translated by Vishes Kothari, brings alive a quotidian, rustic world to a global audience

21 Jun 2020 9:02 pm
Art has a significant role in mobilising resistance, says Sri Lankan Tamil poet Cheran

Sri Lankan Tamil poet Cherans experience of war and genocide manifests itself in stark and disturbing images

21 Jun 2020 1:04 pm
Tales from the Mughal kitchen recounted by cooks of Matia Mahal

There was always food aplenty, with royalty and their close circle supports the efforts of cooks

13 Apr 2020 4:51 pm
Partition oral history project goes online due to COVID-19

The 1947 Partition Archive continues to document the stories of survivors in the vulnerable 75-plus age group through remote work

8 Apr 2020 4:37 pm
The disasters that hit Bengal in the 1940s offer a warning for the present day

By 1948, within nine years of the war starting, Calcutta was mutilated forever in a way that London, Paris, Rome and Moscow were not

4 Apr 2020 9:24 pm
Today is Arubathu Moovar

It is difficult to imagine Panguni without the Kapaliswara festival. Taking comfort in memories

4 Apr 2020 8:31 pm
Chennais iconic buildings narrate their history

In the social media initiative The Talking City, iconic, but lesser-known buildings in the city, narrate their stories in first person

3 Apr 2020 4:40 pm
Once upon a time... when temples were under a lockdown

Six decades ago, the temples became deserted thanks to an exodus

2 Apr 2020 5:04 pm
Chef Ranveer Brar discusses India's art and culture on Insta live

Insta live on Indias art and culture: In Instagram live videos Chef Ranveer Brar has discussions with musicians, poets, independent filmmakers, and more from across the country

31 Mar 2020 11:07 am