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Untold stories from the Raj era

Three books reveal hidden facets about personalities from India’s independence movement  A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar, A Forgotten Anti-Colonial Hero by Vappala Balachandran. 2017, Roli Books Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The...

Amish Tripathi: Writer who is making mythology ‘cool’, one novel at a time

SAKET SUMAN reviews Amish Tripathi’s Sita – Warrior of Mithila in which Sita's character is contrary to all that we have read or heard about her. Sita - Warrior of Mithila Author: Amish Tripathi ...

Five ‘must-read’ books to look forward to in July 2017

The month of July comes as a boon to fiction readers as several prominent novels are slated to hit the stores. So, stay tuned. The current trend in Indian publishing space, as also globally, shows...

A ‘conditions apply’ future for emerging India

India will become a world power only if gets many things right. Writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Being Indian: Challenge of bringing up ‘Desi’ children abroad

SAKET SUMAN reviews Vinati Sukhdev's ‘East or West’, which serves to be an apt manual on the upbringing of Indian diaspora children overseas.

How travel broadens your mind

Backpacking around the world gives one traveller an insight into his own culture. FRANKEY GERARD FERNANDES writes.

Selfie Queen of the literary type

Writer and academic Roanna Gonsalves is a leading Indian link at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017 by RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA

Breaking barriers, one poem at a time

‘My heart aches for sisters…’ so Rupi Kaur writes for their pain. By TIA SINGH

Discovering her selves

Durga-Chew Bose’s fragmented identity and contradictions are the main protagonists in her writing. Writes RAKA SARKHEL LAHA

Making sense of nasty people

VIDUSHI TRIVEDI on what Roald Dahl’s baddies teach us about life