Books

Taksh Patel.Indian Link

Encouraging kids to take creative risks

May 25, 2017

APARNA ANANTHUNI brings you Taksh Patel, a 10-year-old writer who edited Early Harvest in 2016, a children’s literary journal

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Michelle Cahill.Indian Link

Crafting silence out of words

May 25, 2017

Michelle Cahill’s Letter to Pessoa wins the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing. RAKA SARKHEL reports

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Tintin.Indian Link

Chronicling the world’s most famous journalist – and the Indian link

May 22, 2017

In Tintin, Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé, drew from his own life experiences, writes VIKAS DATTA

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Books on the Beach.Indian Link

Books on the Beach litfest for Kerala’s Kovalam Beach

May 17, 2017

Come November, Kerala’s Kovalam Beach will host the inaugural ‘Books on the Beach’ literary festival, under the guidance of Shashi Tharoor

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Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy, BBC.Indian Link

Vikram Seth’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ to have all non-white cast

May 17, 2017

The BBC is adapting Indian-origin author Vikram Seth’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ as its first period drama featuring an entirely non-white cast

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Mysterious Mr Jacob

Watch a diamond crack under pressure

May 08, 2017

John Zubrzycki’s new book, ‘The Mysterious Mr Jacob’ delves into the life of a jeweller well-known in British India, writes PREETI JABBAL

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Kynsléy Nazareth.Indian Link

How travel broadens your mind

April 18, 2017

Backpacking around the world gives Kynsléy Nazareth an insight into his own culture, writes FRANKEY GERARD FERNANDES

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Milan Vaishnav.Indian Link

Criminals as politicians

March 30, 2017

Milan Vaishnav’s new book analyses the nexus between crime and politics in India, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

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Shubha Vilas Das.Indian Link

An oldie but a goodie

March 30, 2017

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

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Avijit Sarkar.Indian Link

Taking the easy road

March 23, 2017

New anthology of short stories by Avijit Sarkar examines nuances of behaviour within Australia’s Indian community, writes SALMA SHAH

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