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Concerns of a popular genre
American television has increasingly moved away from the single episode to the season, or even series, story arc.
On strangeness in Indian writing
For 20 long years, influenced by Said and post-colonial theory, the aesthetics of estrangement has been confused with the politics of representation. It is time to restore the stranger's innocence.
Poems of remarkable resonance
Kolatkar was a genuine major talent, feels PRABHAKAR ACHARYA.
Textbook of laughter and forgetting
Literature can define the way we perceive and express our worlds. Why then is there no wider debate on the kind of English textbooks that are prescribed, asks AMITAVA KUMAR.
In love with the many moods of the monsoon
The monsoon is a special source of inspiration for Alexander Frater who has followed its course in India.
Narratives that linger
A profile of the Tamil writer R. Chudamani by PADMA NARAYANAN and PREMA SEETHARAM.
The writings of another literary family
IN a recent interview, author and activist Meher Pestonji, when criticised about her depiction of the life of street children in her new book Sadak Chhaap, responded that the book was never written to glorify their lives. It was, instead, ...
Home and the world
ON an impulse, I decided to read Amitava Kumar's Bombay, London, New York again. I read it in a hurry when it first came out in 2002, noting with pleasure that it was, among many other things, the first really good book on reading written ...
Handmaiden of the Government
SHORTLY after taking charge, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, S. Jaipal Reddy resurrected the issue of license fee on radio and television sets to address Prasar Bharati's perennial shortage of funds. The public broadcaster remains in
The 'milk man' tells his story
I Too Had a Dream, Verghese Kurien as told to Gouri Salvi, Lotus, Rs. 395. GIVEN his success story, one cannot be faulted for thinking that Verghese Kurien the architect of "Operation Flood" set out with a mission. ...
PHILLIP KNIGHTLEY'S portrait of the media may appear strange. Into his latter day success went years of doubt that saw him leave the profession more than once to do the odd job, including selling vacuum cleaners and running a restaurant. Here is ...
The return of Salman Rushdie
After a lean phase which, incidentally, included The Satanic Verses, Rushdie has regained his touch, and with some style.
The other great war
In After Kurukshetra, Mahasweta Devi speaks once again of women from a woman's point of view.
A feminist manifesto
Lyndall Gordon attempts to see in Mary Wollstonecraft's contrariety, a positive desire to inculcate and discard, to test and shape her growing genius.
Aslam is courageous for recording his impressions of an insular world.
A compact collection, Curtains celebrates the Indian woman and `herstories'.
Fine fusion of forms
The Accidental boldly steps outside its own formal boundaries and blends different modes of expressions.
The perfect guru
This visually splendid book gives the reader a new lens with which to view pichhvais.
To have and to hold
It is amazing that what Jayakanthan wrote 40 years ago holds good even in the new millennium.
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