Beyond a billion ballots

M R NARAYAN SWAMY on Vinay Sahasrabuddhe’s take on what’s wrong with Indian democracy It is the world's largest democracy but India's political system suffers from serious flaws. This much is known to - and...

Taking care of business

Exploring books that take a macro view of the economy to those that look at individual stories of business success

Holier than thou? These Indian women shattered prevailing notions long before Western women’s emancipation

SAKET SUMAN reviews Ira Mukhoty's 'Heroines -- Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History'

Taming demons

Passion Flower: Seven Stories of Derangement is a meeting with the darker side of human kind, writes SHILPA RAINA

An Indian eternal man and the philosopher’s stone quest

It’s a modern wrap for Hindu mythology in Krishna Udayansankar’s ‘Immortal’, writes VIKAS DATTA

Memories of turbulent times

Exploring the history of Malaysia through war novels is a study in human emotions, writes VIKAS DATTA

Talking books at Jaipur

Shilpa Rainer

Speaking from the skin

Fighting labels helps Indian writer Rosalyn D’Mello understand herself - and her work - better, writes APARNA ANANTHUNI

The migrant story

If you look beyond the stereotypes, new Australians have much to offer, writes RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA

Reshaping memories

USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND reports from Samanth Subramanian's Sydney Writers' Festival talk on 'This Divided Island'