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A Muslim woman in front of her home in a village in Tamil Nadu.(Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Women, Dreaming by Salma

By Simar Bhasin | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:28 PM IST
A feminine text cannot fail to be volcanic, and so it is with Salma’s Women, Dreaming
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This book is really motivational for the women who are looking to start a new business, writes Lakshita Jayal (above), a student of Class 10 of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar.
This book is really motivational for the women who are looking to start a new business, writes Lakshita Jayal (above), a student of Class 10 of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar.

Book Review: ‘It will inspire young girls who wish to become entrepreneurs’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:25 PM IST
In this book, Lyeba has mentioned 9 interviews of different business women, their challenges and how they overcame their fear.
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NK Singh’s autobiography takes us through his journey over half a century of public policy making in India.(Courtesy Rupa Publications)
NK Singh’s autobiography takes us through his journey over half a century of public policy making in India.(Courtesy Rupa Publications)

Review: Portraits of Power by NK Singh

By Prachi Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:16 PM IST
An autobiography of an eminent Indian bureaucrat that could well be a vivid biography of the Indian Civil Service itself
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Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

By Saudamini Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
This book is a fictional case-study for the slogan “The revolution will be feminist, or it will be nothing.”
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Sudeep Sen turns to the sacred darkness in the Prayer Flag sequence set in Ladakh.(Getty Images)
Sudeep Sen turns to the sacred darkness in the Prayer Flag sequence set in Ladakh.(Getty Images)

Review: Sudeep Sen: Selected Interviews & Conversations

By Malashri Lal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:53 PM IST
A volume that covers the poet’s theories and practice, memories and challenges, innovations and experiments
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The horror of the corona virus.(Shutterstock)
The horror of the corona virus.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Phoenix Rises: Lockdown Chronicles edited by Amit Dasgupta

By Biswadeep Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 02:04 PM IST
An anthology that approaches the lockdown and the pandemic from different angles
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IPL 2020 SRH vs KXIP: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (L) with Nicholas Pooran.(IPL/Twitter)
IPL 2020 SRH vs KXIP: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (L) with Nicholas Pooran.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Two reviews in one ball? Bizarre Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissal causes confusion

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:22 AM IST
IPL 2020: The incident that took place off the fifth ball of the 14th over of Kings XI Punjab’s chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad, over saw two reviews being taken in one ball regarding Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s dismissal.
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The breach: View into worlds beyond.(Shutterstock)
The breach: View into worlds beyond.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Wall by Gautam Bhatia

By Maaz Bin Bilal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Legal scholar Gautam Bhatia’s first novel works with many of the classical tropes of utopia, or dystopia as utopia gone wrong
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Forests of Abhujhmargh, Chhatisgarh.(From ‘Centralia’ by Poulomi Basu)
Forests of Abhujhmargh, Chhatisgarh.(From ‘Centralia’ by Poulomi Basu)

Review: Centralia by Poulomi Basu

By Paroma Mukherjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Truth is stranger than fiction in this photo book, or perhaps it’s one and the same, as photographs become shape shifters in the jungles of central India, the scene of several conflicts
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Adil Jussawalla(HT file photo)
Adil Jussawalla(HT file photo)

Review: Land’s End by Adil Jussawalla

By Manohar Shetty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 02:10 PM IST
A pivotal figure in the Indian English poetry scene for six decades, Adil Jussawalla’s maiden collection, first published in 1962 and recently reissued, is full of poems that are intriguing and authentic
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Actors Ahana Kumra, Raima Sen and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi star in ‘Forbidden Love’.(ZEE5)
Actors Ahana Kumra, Raima Sen and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi star in ‘Forbidden Love’.(ZEE5)

ZEE5’s ‘Forbidden Love’ review: Four ground-breaking love stories

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:38 PM IST
The first two atypical and edgy love stories from the Forbidden Love saga, which released earlier this month, were a roaring hit with the audiences. ZEE5 has released the next two parts, both enthralling stories of modern love that explore issues frowned upon by society.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)

Ahead of Rajasthan govt’s report card, AICC manifesto panel to hold review meet on Friday

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST
CM Gehlot is keeping his cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats on their toes as only eight days are left for the October 2 deadline for placing the government’s report card in public domain
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Jawaharlal Nehru with China's Premier Mao Tse-Tung in a picture dated 27 October 1954 during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to China. The Panchsheel agreement had been signed on April 29 of the same year.(Bettmann Archive)
Jawaharlal Nehru with China's Premier Mao Tse-Tung in a picture dated 27 October 1954 during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to China. The Panchsheel agreement had been signed on April 29 of the same year.(Bettmann Archive)

Review: The End of an Era; India Exits Tibet by Claude Arpi

By Thubten Samphel | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Claude Arpi’s four volumes on Tibet’s relations with India show how China developed its Tibet playbook that includes encroachment, occupation, and the spinning of a narrative of false claims. The last book in the series focuses on the last five years of India’s diplomatic presence in Tibet
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A shop burnt during the riots in New Delhi in March 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A shop burnt during the riots in New Delhi in March 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Review: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

By Saudamini Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:58 PM IST
A Burning’s remarkable characters will stay with readers even if its political and philosophical underpinnings fade
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A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(shutterstock)
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(shutterstock)

Review: Rivers Remember by Krupa Ge and Flood and Fury by Viju B

By Sudhirendar Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Two recent books acquire a fresh significance at a time when different parts of the country are battling serious floods
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A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(Shutterstock)
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(Shutterstock)

Review: Rivers Remember by Krupa Ge and Flood and Fury by Viju B

By Sudhirendar Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Two recent books acquire a fresh significance at a time when different parts of the country are battling serious floods
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The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories: Tales of dauntless urban women in motion.(Anshuman Poyrekar /Hindustan Times)
The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories: Tales of dauntless urban women in motion.(Anshuman Poyrekar /Hindustan Times)

Review: The Women Who Forgot To Invent Facebook and Other Stories by Nisha Susan

By Sonali Mujumdar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:55 PM IST
A debut collection of whimsical stories of intimate love and hate in the times of the internet
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The machine is learning... a lot.(Shutterstock)
The machine is learning... a lot.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Machine is Learning by Tanuj Solanki

By Percy Bharucha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:19 PM IST
A novel whose characters are at the heart of the man-versus-machine debate
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Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950 by Ali Khan Mahmudabad

By Lamat R Hasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
A book that is as much a scholarly read on the 19th century, as it is an oblique critique of the present
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Close to nature: Men at an estuary in Bichitrapur, Odisha.(Shutterstock)
Close to nature: Men at an estuary in Bichitrapur, Odisha.(Shutterstock)

Review: Estuary by Perumal Murugan

By Saudamini Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Perumal Murugan’s newly translated novel Estuary, is a sincere portrayal of the crumbling of a middle-class Indian male
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Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in 'The Mask', 1994.(Getty Images)
Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in 'The Mask', 1994.(Getty Images)

Review: Memoirs and Misinformation by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

By Suhit Kelkar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 09:11 PM IST
A fantastical and trippy novel that lampoons Hollywood tropes.
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The city of gold: Girgaum Chowpatty, Bombay, circa 1950(Getty Images)
The city of gold: Girgaum Chowpatty, Bombay, circa 1950(Getty Images)

Review: Shehnaz, A Tragic True Story of Royalty, Glamour and Heartbreak by Sophia Naz

By Swati Rai | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The tragic story of a mother told by her daughter
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Taking wing: Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi’s 12th Queer Pride March on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Taking wing: Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi’s 12th Queer Pride March on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

Review: The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia edited by Aditi Angiras and Akhil Katyal

By Chintan Girish Modi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:31 PM IST
An ambitious undertaking, this anthology ensures that trans, non-binary, Dalit and Muslim voices, which are often marginalized in mainstream queer spaces, get to have their say
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Wild and wonderful: An installation at the Kochi Muziris Biennale.(Shutterstock)
Wild and wonderful: An installation at the Kochi Muziris Biennale.(Shutterstock)

Review: Sketches - The Memoir of an Artist by KM Vasudevan Namboodiri

By Kunal Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Filled with drawings that capture places and people, the pages of this memoir delight with sheer artistry
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The Milky Way: ‘The stars have always outnumbered the dead’.(Shutterstock)
The Milky Way: ‘The stars have always outnumbered the dead’.(Shutterstock)

Review: Sin of Semantics by Saima Afreen

By Manohar Shetty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:40 PM IST
A debut collection of poetry that is unequivocally modern
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Fertility: Jeff Koons' "Baroque Egg With Bow" sculpture at Sotheby's in New York May 1, 2009.(REUTERS)
Fertility: Jeff Koons' "Baroque Egg With Bow" sculpture at Sotheby's in New York May 1, 2009.(REUTERS)

Review: Breasts and Eggs, a Novel by Mieko Kawakami

By Vrinda Nabar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Humorous, ironic and occasionally tragic-comic, the Japanese writer’s new novel looks at the ways in which many women have quietly subverted gender roles
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With exaggerated claims, it is difficult to determine the best treatment(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
With exaggerated claims, it is difficult to determine the best treatment(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: A review of three medical approaches

By Anurag Agrawal
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST
There is a reliance on general supportive care, antiviral treatment, and immune modulation. But this is evolving
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Not a stereotypical hijabi: Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in a scene from Gully Boy.(Courtesy Gully Boy)
Not a stereotypical hijabi: Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in a scene from Gully Boy.(Courtesy Gully Boy)

Review: It’s Not About the Burqua edited by Mariam Khan

By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 04:59 PM IST
A book of essays by Muslim women that takes on Islamophobia, the white feminist perspective, and other issues to do with the Muslim woman’s lived experience today
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Pankaj Dheer as Karn and Puneet Issar as Duryodhan in the original Mahabharat television serial.(Mahabharat TV serial, 1988-1990)
Pankaj Dheer as Karn and Puneet Issar as Duryodhan in the original Mahabharat television serial.(Mahabharat TV serial, 1988-1990)

Review: Once Upon A Prime Time: My Journey on Indian Television by Ananth Mahadevan

By Lamat R Hasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Actor and director Ananth Mahadevan looks at the phenomenal growth and the eventual qualitative fall of the television industry through his own life’s journey
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Speculative fiction: Foraying into the unknowable future.(Shutterstock)
Speculative fiction: Foraying into the unknowable future.(Shutterstock)

Review: Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and other Possible Situations by SB Divya

By Simar Bhasin | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Speculative scenarios that showcase the changing relationships between the natural world and the human body
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