articles by Harsh Pareek


Radioactive movie review: Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie struggles to rise above mediocre filmmaking, choppy storytelling

Surely, one of the greatest minds, as well as the discoveries, of our time deserve much better than this tedious affair.


Fatherhood review: Kevin Hart takes on a serious role, with mixed results

While Hart does put on a show and comes on with a few surprises playing a father grappling in an uncharted territory, the film leaves much to be desired.

Arts & Culture

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Alex Ross on his new book, and the chequered life and legacy of Richard Wagner

Wagner still remains a figure of substantial influence in films, literature, painting and music.

Arts & Culture

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Mehr Farooqi discusses her new biography of Ghalib, and the challenges of translation

The author, among other things, talked about the important journey Ghalib undertook to Kolkata, and his discovery of the printing process and the bookshops of the city.

Arts & Culture

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Simon Winchester on his new book, and the bloody history of land ownership

The book, which explores the question if land can ever truly be ‘owned’, came about when Winchester himself began to dig into the history of a piece of land he bought after moving to the US.

News & Analysis

Assassin's Creed Valhalla review: A Viking adventure for the ages

Ubisoft Montreal's open world action-adventure RPG is available on PlayStation 4/5, Microsoft Windows, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Arts & Culture

Friday Night Frights: A Brief History of Feeling Great

Even the most widely accepted version of events is blurry on what might have triggered the whole thing.

Arts & Culture

An hour with Martin Amis: The celebrated author spoke on legacy, awards, and his latest book at Tata Literature Live

‘Life writing’, or writing about real people, is not an easy affair, said Martin Amis, at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2020.


Assassin's Creed Valhalla first impressions: Vast potential marred by performance issues

Ubisoft Montreal's open world action-adventure RPG will be available on PlayStation 4/5, Microsoft Windows, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S


Raji: An Ancient Epic game review | The devil is in the details

Nodding Heads's action-adventure-puzzle-platformer is out on Nintendo Switch and will be releasing later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One


Zee JLF 2020 Day 4: On stage — Abhijit Banerjee, climate change and travel writing; off stage — a rowdy crowd

Overhearing a fellow attendee at Day 4 of the Zee JLF 2020 tell his friend, 'Celebrities dikha raha hai toh bol, warna time waste mat kar', I hoped the rather dramatic session featuring Rajdeep Sardesai and Sachin Pilot lived up to his expectations | Harsh Pareek writes


Zee JLF 2020: A reading by Lemn Sissay, varied ideas on writing fiction among highlights of Day 3

If Howard Jacobson came off as witty in yesterday's session [at the Jaipur Literature Festival], the man just absolutely let loose in this one. He talked about how his fiction comes from a place of shame and desperation, and described how if he ends up writing a bit too much on a particular day, he 'projectile vomits' it all next morning


Zee JLF 2020: On Day 2, a wide-ranging discussion on surveillance and data, and Howard Jacobson's musings on writers

A somewhat muted Day 2 of Zee JLF 2020 kicked off with Howard Jacobson sharing quite a bit of wisdom and advice with the morning audience. The day's most compelling session was the one featuring Martin Goodman, Jairam Ramesh and David Wallace-Wells.