Cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco tells Paramita Ghosh the difficulties of gathering memories and why it's so important to 'remember' Palestine.
The recipes work. The language is honest. And the dishes range from ‘Sexed-up leftover dal’ to ‘Prince of Good Times’ Bacon Butty’.
Dalhousie Square was the centre of an empire. A book captures what remains: a strangely moving, decaying shell, writes Paramita Ghosh
The book is an unstructured flow of thoughts that can come to any human mind during various stages of life. Himadree gives the overview.
Food, I have realised, is not what I just eat: it is what I am and what I do.” This pretty much sums up the intention of Simon Majumdar’s first book, Eat My Globe. Horse ribs, cod sperm... go everywhere to eat everything. Here’s a very funny, very hungry book. Shalini Singh reviews.
By venturing into writing, former India opener Aakash Chopra has invited critical scrutiny — like taking first strike on a green-top in an away game. What’s refreshing is Chopra’s description of the loneliness of a domestic Indian cricketer.
Nandan Nilekani’s first book has nothing to do with either the Infosys story or his own. He has approached India through the power of ideas, says Vir Sanghvi.
Facts, proposals and some hardline stands. This book should be the BJP’s future manifesto, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Two books that underline the fact that China, India and Japan are more comfortable working with the US than they are with each other, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.
The book may be about China, but India lingers in the background, emerging from the shadows so often, reports Sumana Ramanan.
Seeing is Believing: Selected Writings on Cinema, a collection by one of India’s foremost film critics reminds us how to read movies, reports Sayandeb Chowdhury.
The late Manohar Shyam Joshi, known as the writer of Hum Log and Buniyaad, wrote this dark lampoon on the ‘social satire school’ of Hindi writing, writes Jerry Pinto.
Lives of Early Buddhist Monks, is a compendium of the biographies of Buddhist masters that are contained in Chinese historical works, writes Navanjyot Lahiri.
Discovering the vedas, a book by Frits Stall, lively re-contextualises the Vedas, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.
Book by Mohammed Hanif, with a punning title is a terrifically well crafted and a mischievous depiction of Zia ul Haq's assassination, writes Shyam Bhatia.