Supriya Sharma writes on books and curates and edits lifestyle stories for hindustantimes.com
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UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Ordinary people try to live normal lives while sandwiched between the state and insurgents in these stories set in the villages of upper Assam
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:17 AM IST
Sumana Roy’s Missing takes on the most pressing issues of our time and is rich in deep observations about our world
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 09:25 AM IST
Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo spins Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about political ambition into an entertaining thriller.
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 11:09 AM IST
The novel The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus, expands and enriches the Oscar-winning original story.
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 09:56 AM IST
As Nandita Das’s movie Manto (2018), starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, heads to Cannes, people in Delhi can watch two plays based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories at the India Habitat Centre this weekend.
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Imogen Hermes Gowar’s debut novel, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018, is a story of resilience and second chances.
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:18 AM IST
A dark feminist retelling of King Lear, Preti Taneja’s debut novel features a billionaire family in contemporary India, and is told from the perspectives of the so-called villains
Book vs Film: The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest films ever. How does Stephen King’s novella match up?
Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 03:01 PM IST
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. This week we chat about writer Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982) and Frank Darabont’s beloved screen adaptation.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Supriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:33 PM IST
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. This week we chat about American writer Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation (2014) and Alex Garland’s screen adaptation, which released worldwide on Netflix on March 12.
Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 01:46 PM IST
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. Our second edition looks at Douglas Adams’s cult classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was made into a 2005 film by Garth Jennings, starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel.
Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 05:06 PM IST
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. Our debut outing takes up the first comic book, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2012), in the famous series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It was made into a 2014 film by Matthew Vaughn.
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2018 04:11 PM IST
Four writers from the Middle East - Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine, Syria-born American journalist and lawyer Alia Malek and Palestinian lawyer-writer Raja Shehadeh talked about cultural appropriation and the great need to stop being Western-centric.
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Novelists Helen Fielding, Amy Tan, Chika Unigwe, Joshua Ferris and Micheal Ondaatje shared their techniques and approaches to the craft of writing during a session titled The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Four authors -- Diksha Basu (The Windfall), Prayaag Akbar (Leila), Sandip Roy (Don’t Let Him Know) and Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Peculiar Ground) -- who have all recently published their first works of fiction discussed the challenges of writing a first book.
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nandita Das spoke on the challenges to freedom of expression during a session on the forthcoming biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto.
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2018 06:27 PM IST
On the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and The New Research That’s Rewriting The Story, spoke of the feminist perspective changing attitudes within scientific research.
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2018 03:46 PM IST
Korean-American author Suki Kim, who worked undercover as a teacher in North Korea, spoke of the world’s most repressive state during a session titled Undercover in North Korea: Facts and Fiction at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2017 09:44 AM IST
Even if you haven’t got around to finishing your reading list for 2017, it shouldn’t stop you from getting excited about the many good ones 2018 has in store. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2017 02:48 PM IST
Tourette Syndrome, the neurological condition Rani Mukerji’s character has in her forthcoming film Hichki, cannot be cured but it can be controlled. Here’s more about this rare disorder.
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2017 08:01 PM IST
German mentalist-magician Nicolai Friedrich, who performed in Gurugram recently, can make objects float and pull things out of thin air. He can also read your mind. The illusionist speaks to HT about life as a mentalist and a lawyer, and the science behind reading minds.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2017 10:25 AM IST
Agatha Christie continues to be the most popular choice for screen adaptations. As another film version of Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh as the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot, hits theatres this week, we look into the bestselling writer’s timeless appeal.
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2017 08:52 AM IST
John Green’s latest book, Turtles All The Way Down, is the story of a teenager struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 08:42 AM IST
In the 17 stories that make Uncommon Type, the two-time Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, reveals himself to be a skilled storyteller.
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2017 08:19 AM IST
Actor-singer-writer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi will be performing her autobiographical play Drama Queen in the capital on October 6. She tells HT about adapting her memoir for the stage and why there can be no ‘happily ever-afters in real life.
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2017 02:01 PM IST
Poet TS Eliot had a cheery side. That’s right! The author of The Wasteland and The Hollow Men didn’t only write cryptic, gloomy verse. Spoiler alert: He was a cat person.
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2017 09:03 AM IST
If you’ve never read King or know not where to start, fret not. Help is here.
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2017 08:43 AM IST
Himanjali Sankar’s Mrs C Remembers, the story of an elderly homemaker who has Alzheimer’s disease, is a welcome addition to the lean genre of Indian fiction about mental illnesses.
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 09:13 AM IST
Here’s a list (by no means definitive) of stunning opening lines from recent Indian fiction in English that will have you at hello.
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2017 12:56 PM IST
Welcome to SoundRead, the books podcast of Hindustan Times, where we discuss issues and news on books, publishing and the world at large.
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2017 12:21 PM IST
Winner of the Bal Sahitya Puruskar 2017, Paro Anand talks about her award-winning book, the power of storytelling to create social change, and why it is important that young adult literature addresses issues such as sex and violence.