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A view of Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, the hospice in Varanasi, where people come to live out their last days near the Ganga.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: Taking a karmic inventory by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Hindustan Times | By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
An awareness that not all of us will come out of this pandemic alive has emphasized reconciliation over resentment
Ajay Singh Mehta, known to all as Sonny, died on Monday. He co-founded Paladin, and went on to run Pan, where he published a string of best-sellers as well as introduced a new generation of novelists who would come to define British fiction — Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift(Getty Images)
Ajay Singh Mehta, known to all as Sonny, died on Monday. He co-founded Paladin, and went on to run Pan, where he published a string of best-sellers as well as introduced a new generation of novelists who would come to define British fiction — Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift(Getty Images)

Sonny Mehta: The legacy of a publishing legend

By Keshava Guha
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:31 PM IST
His deep love for books, enthusiasm for new ideas, and belief in the freedom of writers made Mehta stand out
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)

A discovery of India via Conan Doyle: What coloured Sherlock Holmes creator’s views on India

By Debkumar Mitra
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Was Sherlock holmes an unwitting mouthpiece of his creator Conan Doyle’s colonial theories?
Of passion in English suburbia: A street in a suburb of Birmingham, UK.(UIG via Getty Images)
Of passion in English suburbia: A street in a suburb of Birmingham, UK.(UIG via Getty Images)

Review: The Only Story by Julian Barnes

Hindustan Times | By Soumya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Love, and what love has to do with truth, have been the central themes of Julian Barnes’s oeuvre
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