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May 21, 2018
Nautanki Diaries book review: Dominic Franks' bicycle journey reveals India's kind, welcoming sideNautanki Diaries introduces the reader to beautiful locales and cultures across many Indian states, but it is always the people featured in the book who surprise one the most
Apr 30, 2018
Decade-long investigation into Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh unveils crime story stranger than fictionJournalist Anurag Tripathi puts together notes from his Tehelka investigation and later findings to explain how Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insan turned into a powerful criminal | #FirstCulture
Apr 23, 2018
In Jasoda, Kiran Nagarkar's wry humour, unsettling realism make for poignant story that satisfies — and disturbsIn his seventh book Jasoda, Kiran Nagarkar, one of India’s most highly regarded writers, returns to a landscape that both he and his readers are familiar with — Rajputana
Apr 02, 2018
Anjum Hasan on fiction and vicarious experiences: 'I’ve put more into writing than living'In her latest collection of short stories — A Day In The Life — Anjum Hasan tackles the everyday lives of a range of characters | #FirstCulture
Mar 09, 2018
A Century is Not Enough book review: Sourav Ganguly's autobiography is patchy and feels very rushedThis rushed hodgepodge of an autobiography doesn't do justice to a man who transformed a team dubbed "Sachin and Ten Dull Curs" by an Amul advertisement many years ago, turning it into one of the country's greatest ever sides.
Feb 07, 2018
Meer Jafar Ali Khan's historic battle against East India Company for flouting Treaty of Surat chronicled in new bookIn Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince, Moin Mir chronicles how Meer Jafar Ali Khan battled the East India Company in British Parliament for violating the terms of the Treaty of 1800 | #FirstCulture
Feb 04, 2018
Rose McGowan's Brave: Four reasons why you should read the actor's daring Hollywood exposeIn Brave, there’s real insight that emerges from Rose McGowan's painfully lived experiences and plenty of astute observations.
Jan 29, 2018
Sanjay Manjrekar's Imperfect trains the spotlight on the horror the human mind can becomeSanjay Manjrekar's Imperfect is among the most significant books on Indian cricket, not least for its candour, a feature sadly missing in most autobiographies, of cricketers and politicians alike.
Jan 25, 2018
Ants Among Elephants review: Sujatha Gidla's passionately researched examination of what it means to be Dalit in IndiaSujatha Gidla's Ants Among Elephants — rather than telling us stories of an 'untouchable' family and their struggles in a casteist society — tells us that liberation in India could never come from those at the 'top' of society | #FirstCulture
Jan 16, 2018
In Imperfect, commentator Sanjay Manjrekar presents an insightful take on Indian cricketIn Imperfect, Sanjay Manjrekar talks about his career, the burden of being part of a team filled with senior players, and how he was never truly in love with the idea of being a cricketer | #FirstCulture