Articles by Partha P Chakrabartty
Oct 10, 2019
World Mental Health Day 2019: A new book explores the many faces of depression and provides a wealth of resourcesReal Stories of Dealing with Depression is the first book in Simon and Schuster’s ‘Mindscape’ series. The book includes a set of first-person accounts and informative articles written by mental health professionals.
Oct 03, 2019
An Orchestra of Minorities review: Chigozie Obioma delivers a contemporary Nigerian tragedy through Igbo cosmologyChigozie Obioma, whose first novel, The Fishermen, was selected as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, has made it back to the 2019 shortlist with his latest effort, An Orchestra of Minorities.
Sep 23, 2019
Facing the Mirror: 20 years after the lesbian anthology was first published, it remains a riveting readFacing the Mirror takes us back in time to give us an unfiltered part of lesbian history, with some of the earliest articulations of lesbian experience in independent India.
Sep 13, 2019
Making of an audiophile part 6: Bluetooth DACs explained, and why you'd want oneThe Fiio BTR3 and the EarStudio ES100 are great choices for an entry-level Bluetooth DAC/Amp.
Sep 09, 2019
How Babu Bangladesh! combines unfiltered history with imagination, style to create compelling literatureNumair Atif Choudhury’s novel, Babu Bangladesh!, which has been shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019, pretends to be a biography of a Bangladeshi politician. Choudhury conjures nostalgia — evocative of youth and deep love of one’s homeland — and places it amid the squalid and terrible politics, the massacres and the disappearances.
Sep 07, 2019
Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77: For many, the passing of the icon began many months before his deathSome will say that Nagarkar’s death is not the occasion to speak of all this. And yet, if there is one lesson to draw from death, it is that no one is indispensable in the dance of existence.
Aug 26, 2019
Prof Arvind Sharma on how history suggests religious tolerance leads to peace, prosperityProf Arvind Sharma's latest book is a comprehensive and encyclopedic survey of the concept of tolerance in the texts, philosophies and histories of ten major religions.
Aug 14, 2019
Kashmir after Article 370: Today, the government is not being fully transparent on the Valley; what will it do next?In a classic case of shooting the messenger, the Indian Right has taken up cudgels against the BBC for its reporting from the ground during the 'siege of Kashmir'
Jul 18, 2019
Making of an audiophile part 4: The best studio headphones under Rs 8,000Headphones are the centrepiece in a beginner audiophile’s arsenal and so it is prudent to find the best.
Jun 09, 2019
Making of an audiophile: What to look for in headphones and finding the best valueDifferentiating between different types of headphones and picking the ones best suited for you.