Book Review | Heisnam Sabitri: The Way of the Thamoi recollects Manipuri theatre stalwart's work, achievements
HS Shivaprakash and Usham Rojio have done an excellent job in documenting the work Heisnam Sabitri who deserves to be known more widely in Indian society.
Book Review: Gauranga Das' The Art of Focus captivates readers with endearing simplicity
The Art of Focus, published by Penguin Ananda, contains practical, accessible wisdom that would benefit anyone who engages seriously.
Anjana Menon on her anthology Onam in a Nightie, being a part of JLF London and more
'The stories wrote themselves because I was capturing what I saw, and slipping some of my childhood memories or experiences of other places I had lived in,' says Anjana Menon on penning her anthology during COVID-19 lockdown
Book Review: Nandita Iyer's This Handmade Life motivates readers to experiment with hobbies and creativity
If you are mindful about your carbon footprint and like to recycle as much as you can, you would find Nandita Iyer’s book tremendously helpful.
Book review: Damodar Mauzo’s The Wait And Other Stories feel like an oven baked snack
Damodar Mauzo’s latest collection revolves around men who belong to different religions and castes but the characters aren't dipped in the ink of political correctness either.
Book Review: Gundappa Vishwanath's autobiography Wrist Assured is a grounded take on his professional life
The behind-the-scenes moments give the book an intimate, grounded feel. Not all of these show G Vishwanath in a positive light but they do construct a complex picture of his life.
Book review: Rajiv Vijayakar's Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal delves deep into the musical accomplishments of the duo
For readers who grew up listening to Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music, this book will be a trip down memory lane.
Out of the Corner book review: Jennifer Grey's memoir is an honest introspection of her life
For fans of Dirty Dancing, the popular 1987 movie, actress Jennifer Grey's memoir Out of the Corner is a fascinating account of her life, littered with references to and memories of making the movie itself.
Notes on reading Bijal Vachharajani's Savi and the Memory Keeper and reflecting on losing a parent
The book Savi and the Memory Keeper, besides being an ace ecofeminist work of fiction, is a brilliantly told narrative of how children learn to grieve.
Help! My Aai Wants to Eat Me book review: Bijal Vachharajani paints a delightful coming-of-age read
Help! My Aai Wants to Eat Me is a joyride of a book where a seven-year-old is coming to terms with his mother’s ‘cannibalistic tendencies’.
Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind book review — A filmmaker's hauntingly beautiful recollection of his actor, friend
Anup Singh has memorialised his talented, driven, introspective friend whom he directed in two films, Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost and The Song of Scorpions.
Interview | In Heroes the Colour of Dust, Amit Majmudar weaves fictional plot around India's civil disobedience
Read his book to learn about a fictional group of fearless sparrows who are ready to sacrifice their own lives because they have made a resolution “to protect Gandhi from any foebird, mutt, or Britisher.”
Tusshar Kapoor on turning author with Bachelor Dad: ‘Doing more challenging things after becoming a father’
In his debut book Bachelor Dad, Tusshar Kapoor writes about his journey to fatherhood, all that it takes to have a child outside of marriage via surrogacy in India, and more
Barkat book review: Vikas Khanna's memoir reflects chef's kindness and perseverance for philanthropy
Barkat is a celebration of Vikas Khanna’s journey from childhood until now. It is a homage to his roots, his cultural heritage.
From Panipat to the Podium: Arjun Singh Kadian's Neeraj Chopra biography documents the athlete's astronomical rise
Written by a policy professional from Haryana, the book seeks to understand Neeraj Chopra’s journey in the wider context of what Haryanvis have accomplished in sports.
Book review: Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh is an account more of SRK's (female) fans than the star himself
Shrayana Bhattacharya pieces together a story of what made Indian women love SRK, and what that love can tell us about the women themselves.
Actually... I Met Them book review: In new memoir, Gulzar doesn't hold back his awe and fondness for those who've shaped him
Gulzar looks back at his encounters with the likes of Bimal Roy, Sharmila Tagore, Kishore Kumar, Satyajit Ray, Sanjeev Kumar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Basu Bhattacharya, Ritwik Ghatak, and Suchitra Sen with a lack of artifice that feels refreshing at a time when people speak in measured tones, concealing how they truly feel.
Totem Pole and the will to survive: How Paul Pritchard recovered from a deadly accident to get back in the mountains
“I do realise there is a paradox here — why keep going back to somewhere that has hurt you so much? But the injuries and hardships that one endures on the mountain can teach you so much": Paul Pritchard details the account of his life-threatening fall and subsequent rise in the book The Mountain Path.
Book review: Alka Pande's Pha(bu)llus is a keen and insightful examination around cultural history of phallic imagery
Having a sense of humour might come in handy if you plan to lay your hands on this book. It will introduce you to practices and rituals that might seem outlandish to you but happen to be significant in other cultures. Judging them will ruin your enjoyment of the book.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: A peek into lesser known facets in the glorious life of Aligarh Muslim University founder
Eminent scholar and critic Shafey Kidwai's painstakingly researched and illuminating new book, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion and Nation, breaks new ground in the studies around Sir Syed’s life and work, as well as his contributions to the making of modern India.