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Readers take to 'cosy' mystery books that offer a calming experience without the violence of murder thrillers
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Readers take to 'cosy' mystery books that offer a calming experience without the violence of murder thrillers

The 'cosy' mysteries genre’s parameters are few: no swearing, no sex, and little to no gore. Just what the pandemic-era doctor ordered.

In Memory of Memory: Maria Stepanova shares scraps of her familial past and paints a poignant portrait of her roots
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In Memory of Memory: Maria Stepanova shares scraps of her familial past and paints a poignant portrait of her roots

If you appreciate sifting through boxes of anonymous photos at an antiques store — that spur to emotional imagination — then at least some of In Memory of Memory will scratch an itch.

Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'
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Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'

Through his new book Jungle Nama — written completely in verse, with artwork by Salman Toor — the writer wishes to uphold and celebrate folk traditions of storytelling by engaging with diverse mediums such as audiobooks, graphic novels and video-gaming.

Priyanka Chopra reveals in Unfinished how Thamizhan co-star Thalapathy Vijay taught her humility
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Priyanka Chopra reveals in Unfinished how Thamizhan co-star Thalapathy Vijay taught her humility

Priyanka Chopra wrote in Unfinished that Thalapathy Vijay's friendliness with his fans was crucial when she was interacting with her's on the sets of Quantico

Bhanu Kapil wins 2020 TS Eliot Poetry Prize for How to Wash a Heart; judges laud 'formidable' work
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Bhanu Kapil wins 2020 TS Eliot Poetry Prize for How to Wash a Heart; judges laud 'formidable' work

How to Wash a Heart explores the relationship between an immigrant guest and a citizen host.

In Bhairavi, Shivani’s thundering response to the patriarchy is also a mirror to selective activism
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In Bhairavi, Shivani’s thundering response to the patriarchy is also a mirror to selective activism

Mrinal Pande talks to Firstpost about how her mother's recently translated novel is an exaggeration of her own struggles.

N Kalyan Raman on Salma’s writing style in The Curse, his approach to translating, and the lack of literary discourse
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N Kalyan Raman on Salma’s writing style in The Curse, his approach to translating, and the lack of literary discourse

Salma doesn’t mince words, there is no modulation or playing down. She’s very even-toned but she doesn’t hold back, says N Kalyan Raman of the Tamil author's powerful style.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85
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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was conferred with the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work Sher-e-Shor Angez. In 2009, the Government of India conferred upon him the Padma Shri.