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Review: The Juvenile Immigrant by Namrata Verghese

An Indian immigrant in New York. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 07:12 PM IST

Interview: Kamal Swaroop, director, Om Dar-B-Dar:‘My masterpiece ruined my life’

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Director Kamal Swaroop (Courtesy the subject)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 05:07 PM IST

Obituary: Gopi Chand Narang, Urdu scholar and critic

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Gopi Chand Narang (Courtesy the author)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Kavita Devgan: People want to boost their immunity, by hook or by crook

Kavita Devgan’s book The Immunity Diet explains everything you need to know to have strong immunity.
Published on Jun 28, 2022 08:36 PM IST

Review: Parvati the Elephant’s Very Important Day by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

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Elephants at the Thrissur Pooram festival in Thrissur, Kerala. The ornamental head covering is called a nettipattam. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 04:44 PM IST

Review: Geeta Rahman at Championship Point by Saskya Jain

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In the literary universe, Geeta Rahman could have grown into a PV Sindhu! This picture shows Sindhu during a match against Laura Sarosi of Hungary during the Women's Single match at the Summer Olympic 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PV Sindhu won the match by 21-8, 21-9. (Atul Yadav/PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 06:46 PM IST

Book Box: Rainy Reads

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Published on Jun 25, 2022 05:42 PM IST

HT Picks; New Reads

A book that looks at how women can achieve maximum potential, another on pieces in the TAPI collection of textiles, and one on the fantastic organisms found in India’s intertidal zones - all that on this week’s list of great reads. (HT Team)
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 10:57 PM IST

‘I was reborn as a writer’ - Marie Darrieussecq, author, Pig Tales

Author Marie Darrieussecq (Yann Diener)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Hardit Singh Malik: “One dies only when one’s time comes”

With a Sopwith Camel in 1917. Hardit Singh Malik is holding the oversized flying helmet to put over the turban when flying. (Image courtesy Santhya Malik)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Interview: Dolly Thakore - “My whole life has been project after project”

Dolly Thakore at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 (Courtesy JLF)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Interview: Shivam Nair – ‘In OTT, writing is the hero; the story is the hero’

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Shivam Nair during the promotion of Naam Shabana in New Delhi. (Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 05:18 PM IST

Review: Iranian Women and Gender In the Iran- Iraq War by Mateo Md Farzaneh

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Basiji (mobilized volunteer force) women familiarise themselves with AK-47 assault rifles in a classroom in west Tehran as part of mass mobilisation in the final year of the Iran-Iraq war. This picture is dated 12 May 1988. (Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 05:06 PM IST

Review: In Search Of Heer by Manjul Bajaj

Heer and Ranjha’s tomb in Jhang, Pakistan. The Heer Ranjha story is one of several popular tragic romances of Punjab. (Umar Jamshaid/Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 11:21 AM IST

Excerpt: Superpowers on the Shore by Sejal Mehta

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The simple act of walking can be a serious exercise in seeing. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 12:19 PM IST

Essay: Yoga and the healthy mind in a healthy body

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The ancients recognised that yoga was also effective in removing “impurities of the mind”. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 03:11 PM IST

Essay: The history of the politics of blasphemy in the Indian subcontinent

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The ironies and the horrors of the issue as it has played out in the modern history of the region. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 09:38 AM IST

Book Box: The beginner's guide to audiobooks

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Published on Jun 20, 2022 08:22 AM IST

Satyanshu Singh, director, scriptwriter: ‘If you stay in the race, you will win’

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Satyanshu Singh (Courtesy SS)
Updated on Jun 20, 2022 08:23 AM IST

Review: The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara

Of reality and illusion; of imagined futures: At the Heart of Cyberpunk exhibition in Hong Kong, 2020. (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 02:45 PM IST

HT Picks; New Reads

The subtlest actor Hindi cinema has known, an anthology of extracts, and an account of Punjab’s troubled years. (HT Team)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 08:59 PM IST

Interview: Abhinav Chandrachud, author, Soli Sorabjee; Life and Times

Abhinav Chandrachud (Courtesy the author)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 02:27 PM IST

Review: Sin by Wajida Tabassum, translated by Reema Abbasi

Women at a bangle shop near Charminar in Hyderabad in April 1992, long after Wajida Tabassum had moved to Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 08:55 PM IST

Review: Don’t Forget 2004 by Jayshree M Sundar

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressing the BJP National Council’s "Vijay Sankalp Rally" in Delhi on 6 February 2004. At that point, the party looked poised to win the general elections. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 03:47 PM IST

Silverview by John le Carré

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John le Carre in a picture dated 1 August 1974. (Ben Martin/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 08:10 PM IST

Excerpt: Words for Birds: The Collected Radio Broadcasts of Salim Ali

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Ornithologist Salim Ali in a picture dated 1 January 1982 (Ajit Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 06:42 PM IST

Review: The Reluctant Mother by Zehra Naqvi

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While society only chooses to see the idyllic side of motherhood, Zehra Naqvi apprises her readers of the fraught battles with the self that often characterize the experience. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 07:54 AM IST

Review: Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and his Books by Geoffrey Roberts

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Joseph Stalin, Soviet leader who ruled the USSR/Soviet Union from 1922 until 1953. (Bettmann Archive)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 07:54 AM IST

Book Box: The Father Factor

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Rich Dad Poor Dad. 
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 06:00 PM IST

HT Picks; New Reads

Our pick of good reads includes a book on starting a company, a biography of an almost forgotten scientist, and a collection of Indian tales. (HT Team)
Published on Jun 10, 2022 10:40 PM IST
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