By giving Rahul an Andrew to live with, Mukherjee implies that the world is (or can ‘progress’ to become) more accepting of transgression. Parvati Sharma
After each experiment with vegetarianism fuelled by guilt about the factory farming of animals, you’ve gone back to being a reluctant carnivore, mostly because of the lack of fulfilling vegetarian options.
Daniel James Brown's account of how blue-collar oarsmen with roots in lumber mills, dairy farms, shipyards and mining camps prevailed over teams from elite Eastern colleges and went on to the Olympics is set against the grim realities of the Great Depression and the rise of Nazi Germany.
A collection of judgements on road accidents
There's a lot of tasty talk about food in "A Place at the Table," a novel whose main characters have an affinity for the kitchen, often a source of refuge when they hunger for lost family affections.
From the cryptic vaults of American author Dan Brown’s mind, comes another mystery-thriller in the Robert Langdon series. What started with the legendary Da Vinci Code, followed by Angels and Demons...
Habib Tanvir’s Memoirs are a prodigious act of remembering. He started writing it when he was 81. It happened by accident. He was asked to write a piece about the famous Urdu poet Ali Sardar Jafri based on his personal memories by a newspaper in Bhopal. Mahmood Farooqui
Pathos, playfulness and streaks of dazzling prose feature in an enjoyable anthology of Indian sports writing. Putting together an anthology of Indian sports writing can be a daunting task. Sundeep Misra, one of the tribe, rises to the challenge. Aasheesh Sharma
It’s not everyday that you come across a cookbook penned by a supermom! Yes, blogger-turned-author Sandeepa Mukherjee Dutta straddles between her job of an electrical engineer in New Jersey, and her escapades in...
Involving the youth in nation building
Book review: Fida-é-Lucknow
Fida-é-Lucknow takes you to the very heart of Lucknow and to a time of its true splendour, and shows the tradition and culture of Awadh through its tales.
Mushirul Hasan examines why Gandhi could not mitigate the Muslim nationalism that led to the creation of Pakistan.
One of the most arresting things about feminist writer and poet Prabha Khaitan’s autobiography (entitled Anya se Ananya in the Hindi original) is its naked narrative and its almost poetic vulnerability.
The Ramayana has, over the centuries, lent itself to many interpretations but has managed to retain its essence to remain fresh and contemporary. Thus, it is no surprise that the ancient epic once again forms the theme of two books, Sita’s Ascent by Vayu Naidu and King Of Lanka by David Hair.
When the author mentions on the back cover that there hasn’t really been a memoir in English on the Bengali actor, he is absolutely right. While the new generation might be oblivious to this guy’s acting prowess, there are many in the cinematic world who still swear by his name.