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Apr 21, 2019
An anecdotal history of Karachi's jazz age, and its Goan stars: Read an excerpt from HM Naqvi's new bookWhen jazz came to the city of Currachee in ’53, it caused traffic jams | Excerpted from HM Naqvi's new book, The Selected Works Of Abdullah The Cossack
Nov 26, 2018
Classics can be perceived as elitist, remote; key is to make them more approachable for modern readersClassics expand our daily experience. And while it’s true there are hurdles to overcome, these books allow us to see the world in more colours and live our lives more fully.
Nov 01, 2018
Udayan Mukherjee's Dark Circles is a rewarding read, which soars in its exploration of mental healthIn a way, Udayan Mukherjee's Dark Circles feels like a book of memory, where its travels into the past fittingly reveal something much greater about human emotion, or what it conceals, in the shade of unasked questions.
Oct 14, 2018
Podcast roundup: From Bite to ArtCurious and The History of Literature, our pick of the best this weekHere's our weekly lowdown on the best episodes from a selection of podcasts that deserve a listen. Ready to tune in?
Oct 03, 2018
The anatomy of Indian literary prizes: Who writes the award-winning books in India?Although there is much written about the importance of literary awards, how often do we know about what makes up the profile of the award-winning authors?
Sep 23, 2018
Paradise Towers: An excerpt from Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's slice-of-life debut novelWelcome to Paradise Towers, an apartment building in central Mumbai, where everyone has a story to tell — or maybe, hide. It is also the setting of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s debut work of fiction — a slice-of-life tale that explores the intertwined lives in this building.
Aug 12, 2018
VS Naipaul, Nobel Laureate known for novels like The Mystic Masseur, passes away aged 85Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.”
Jul 04, 2018
Half the Night is Gone: Read an excerpt from Amitabha Bagchi's evocative new novelSet in early 20th century Old Delhi, 'Half the Night is Gone' tells the story of a celebrated Hindi novelist Vishwanath, heartbroken by the recent loss of his son. The tragedy spurs him to write a tale.
May 24, 2018
Philip Roth: Discovering the quintessential provocateur, from Portnoy's Complaint to I Married A CommunistLike Manto, Philip Roth had the writer's ability to tear every veneer that society glues to its façade
May 20, 2018
Zakir Khan on his Amazon exclusive: Like my character, I feel pressure to make everyone around me happyComedian Zakir Khan has starred and written the script of his fiction debut, Amazon Prime Video India exclusive Chacha Vidhayak Hai Hamare.