The power of words and the consequences of using them inappropriately are explored in fascinating ways in Max Barry's latest novel, "Lexicon."
How much wealth does it take to be above the law? What rules come with being a member of the privileged class? Those are among the questions posed in Walter Walker's "Crime of Privilege."
Janet Evanovich, creator of the popular novels featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, teams up with Lee Goldberg, writer for the TV series and books featuring Adrian Monk, the detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder, for "The Heist."
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.