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Tamil books at your local library

Greater Dandenong Libraries recently launched a Tamil collection. DIPANJALI RAO reports

An oldie but a goodie

According to Shubha Vilas Das, life lessons from the original literatures could help us lead our modern lives better, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Colourful characters

From fictional detectives to Pakistan’s cricketers, CHITRA SUDARSHAN on Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri and Osman Samiuddin's cricket chronicle

Finding new links in old stories

Translating Aboriginal stories into Tamil, Mathalai Somu discovers deep-rooted similarities as well as new pathways for preserving ancient cultures, writes ROYSTON REBELLO
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Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island review: Magic of the Bonduki story

Gun Island By Amitav Ghosh Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh's books. His latest offering, Gun Island, is a story of travel and migrations, overlaid with...

Assertive musings from Mishra at SWF

Novelist Pankaj Mishra discusses the impact of Western influences on early Asian intellectuals and its current day implications, writes CHRISTOPHER CYRILL

Hit ‘Refresh’ to transform your life, the Satya Nadella way

In his new book, Microsoft CEO says the knowledge he got in India helped him write new codes for Microsoft’s global audience.
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Now, Ranthambore’s Machali inspires a book on human survival

At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love and raise the...

When reality becomes fiction, and fiction becomes reality

Dissecting patriarchal structures through fiction: Meena Kandasamy. DIPANJALI RAO writes.

Life, death and hope in Mumbai’s underbelly

CHITRA SUDARSHAN on Katherine Boo’s poignant book on the varied lives of dwellers in the Annawadi slum What is it about Mumbai that invites such ground-breaking and brilliant works of non-fiction? From Suketu Mehta’s...