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Oct 14, 2019
Ducks, Newburyport review: Navigating the exhausting beauty of Lucy Ellmann's mindscapeReading Lucy Ellmann's 1,000-plus pages, (almost, but not quite) single sentence long Ducks, Newburyport is an experience (as one would imagine) unlike any other I've come across in recent times.
Oct 08, 2019
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World review: Arresting premise, hobbled potential in Elif Shafak's latestElif Shafak is undoubtedly a gifted writer, and you're constantly reminded of this while reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World. Unfortunately, what begins as a gripping premise with much potential, soon breaks down, tripping over its own traps of clichés and predictability.
Aug 20, 2019
Mission Mangal director Jagan Shakti, co-writer R Balki on why Akshay Kumar's superstardom catapulted their film\Creative director R Balki, and Jagan Shakti, who helmed Mission Mangal, talk about making their film within a budget constraint, just like Mangalyaan.
Aug 11, 2019
Books of the week: From Savarkar biography to Sharbari Ahmed's Dust Under Her Feet, our picksOur weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Jun 28, 2019
Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novelAmitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain
May 11, 2019
The Stories In My Life: Roald Dahl's 'Genesis and Catastrophe' captures the awesome wonder of brute destinyOne of the things readers like about Roald Dahl is the addictive quality of his stories. If it’s a page-turner we are after, an immersive, compelling, headlong plunge down the page, culminating in a gasp-inducing revelation, no better candidate for cerebral provocation than Dahl.
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?