Saturday, July 21, 2018
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15 Jul 2018

Remembrance of things past

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Certain books come with their own expectations and they never disappoint, especially the ones that flow from the magical pen of Dr B N Goswamy.

Ready reckoners on parenting

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Teenage is a time of doubtfulness, identity crisis and swinging between overconfidence and a complete lack of it.

The curve of diversity

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

The Himalayan Arc is a collection of 29 miscellaneous fictional, personal, poetic, prosaic writings that veer around food, history, landscapes, geographies, persons and places in the Himalayan Arc.

Benazir could have resolved Kashmir issue

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

It was during her years of self-exile in London that my university friendship with Benazir Bhutto matured into a stronger and closer bond.

The monkey man who made sense

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Rauf Ali was born in a family of privilege with proclivity for intellectual, natural history pursuits.

08 Jul 2018

Being You

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Self-deprecation has become a favourite among millennials. As if it''s not enough for other people to tell you that you''re doing things wrong, you have to do it yourself too.

What makes life possible

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Sometimes your interaction with others — whoever he or she may be, whatever be the age — can have a great impact on your thought process and action.

Revisiting memories in old lanes

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Death and destruction are perhaps in the core of Delhi’s DNA, for it is situated on the bank of the Yamuna, which is called ‘Yami’ in Hindu mythology and happens to be the twin sister of Yama, the god of death.

Women of Mughal Empire, unveiled

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Conventional history writers, by and large, have not recorded the contribution of women in society and therefore their role has mostly gone unnoticed.

Into the heartland of insurgencies

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Part novel, part travelogue, part journal and part memoir; Avalok Langer’s first book, In Pursuit of Conflict, explores the world beyond the Chicken’s Neck (the Siliguri corridor) and covers the author’s risky expeditions into the heartland of warlords and drug lords in Northeast India.

01 Jul 2018

Bring back the lost paradise

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

Saifuddin Soz.

Insipid tribute to a glorified past

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

The memoir by Rajyashree Kumari, daughter of Dr Karni Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, Palace of Clouds delves into the life and times of five generations of the Bikaner royal family.

Of wait, loss & freedom

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live”, said Norman Cousins, journalist, author, professor and world peace advocate. He might as well have been talking about All the Lives We Never Lived, the latest offering by Anuradha Roy whose previous novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker prize.

Killed by Right for being right

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

Gauri Lankesh did not start out like that though she had inherited iconoclasm from her father.

Corners of light and half-light

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

For all the analysis conducted down the decades, we really don’t know how memory works.

24 Jun 2018

Not your property

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

There is nothing intellectual about intellectual property rights (IPRs).

More queries about divinity answered

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

The celestial realm — with its multiple gods and goddesses having different roles and their numerous conflicts with evil ones — is not easy to fathom.

Close encounters with Ray’s fantasy world

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

Books on Satyajit Ray in the 21st century are bound to be a throwback to another era— a period in the second half of the last century when watching films was considered an artistic pursuit.

Surviving the big ‘C’

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

Cancer survivors do a couple of very important things when they jot down their struggle with the disease.

High expectations, low craft

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

The names of the two authors in golden letters attract the eye, even as the name of the book, in white text, comes at the bottom.

Transient ties, intransient happiness

24 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

The novel, Paper Marriage, by Nachhatar Singh Brar deals with a starkly real, though not rare, immigration trickery that many overseas Punjabis resort to.

17 Jun 2018

Common man, uncommon portrayal

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

The simplest of things in life are often complex.

Gentle passion & violent ardour

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

In this timely book Purushottam Agrawal, a scholar of medieval Indian literature and Kabir specialist, brings his intimate knowledge of Jayasi’s Padmavati to the aid of those unable to access the original.

More than just English words and Hindi meanings

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

With the world evolving into a global village, bilingual dictionaries have become more useful and needful.

Delhi, promising, polluted & punishing

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

Victims of our insecurities, we all live in glasshouses, more so in India where the concept of personal space is seldom recognised.

The liberal tolerance of intolerance

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

Political scientists are trying to decode a series of recent political events that have taken place in quick succession.

10 Jun 2018

Outsider’s view of Kautilya & Kamasutra

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

WENDY DONIGER is a well-known Indologist. She has translated from Sanskrit Manusmriti, The Kamasutra and among others is the author of The Hindus: An Alternate History. She has studied the Indian texts and traditions, deeply reflected and contemplated on them.

On a trek from tech to tractors

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

WHAT kind of a person will, un-absolved from the responsibility of earning bread for himself and his family, pursue something that is intensely challenging, tough and dissimilar to anything he has hitherto experienced?

Killed by cultural taboos

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE 21st-century technology has ushered in a quantum change in the densely populated Asian subcontinent. This is evident when watching proliferating virtual lives on social media.

Unlikely feminist icon

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

THERE are few feminist icons in Pakistan, fewer still who embrace their sexuality as openly and fearlessly as Qandeel Baloch did. People often question her status as a feminist icon because she wasn’t as educated as the other feminists they know.

A handbook for soccer lovers

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE most-awaited event in football, FIFA World Cup, is here and so is the ready reckoner. Four years after the release of The Football Fanatic’s Essential Guide, eminent football writer Novy Kapadia has come out with an updated version just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in another four days in Russia.

03 Jun 2018

On a flight of emotional textures

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Olga Tokarczuk recently won the Man Booker International prize, the best work of translated fiction from anywhere in the world.

Bailing out on Indian masses

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Arun shourie is the quintessential investigative journalist.

The modern road to totalitarianism

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

A new era of violent passion overwhelms the contemporary world.

Mission Pakistan

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Harinder Sikka, a former naval officer, chanced upon a lodestar while witnessing the Kargil conflict.

Inside tales by spymasters

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

A S Dulat and Asad Durrani are yesterday’s men.

27 May 2018

On shelf this week

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

The President is Missing has been dubbed as the publishing event of 2018 due to the celebrity status of its authors — Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

An SOS for sanitation

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

As the visual on the book’s cover suggests, Naina Lal Kidwai's compendium of articles and op-eds for various publications does red-flag an SOS for sanitation.

Baring the caste cauldron in Punjab

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

Punjabi novelist Avtar Singh Billing is a notable name in Punjabi fiction.

The magnificent (rebel) maharaja

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

He had a distinct personality and education.

Triple talaq: Controversy continues

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

Only a few were mystified last year by the sudden frontloading of the triple talaq controversy in national consciousness for weeks on end.

The phoenix lives on

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

Indomitable — this is the word most people, who have known one of Punjab’s tallest literary figures Ajeet Cour, associate with her.