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IN THE NEWS
Not a fairytale end
A look at the plagiarism controversy surrounding Kaavya Viswanathan's sensational debut.
Artistic voice of dissent
Writer and artist Prafulla Mohanti on his life, art, and his heart that still lives in the village.
FACE TO FACE
A poet even in prose
Sheen Kauf Nizam believes that genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Dialogues across time
The Complete Dramatic Works, Samuel Beckett, Penguin India, £12.99 (Krapp first written in 1958). Other Works Consulted: Beckett, A. Alvarez, in Fontana Modern Masters Series. Beckett, Faber Critical ...
SANJAY SURI'S book is a huge dose of nostalgia. It transports one back to Britain in the late 1970s a massive Indian population stuck in a time warp, as if the needles on their clocks stopped the minute they landed in this alien country, ...
Give me your seconds
IN the 1960s, Dehra Dun's Paltan Bazaar was as throbbing a slice of life as one could ever wish for. Cycling downhill from the clock tower, a schoolboy could weave nonchalantly through the crowd, past shops selling imitation Bata shoes, Tip-Top ...
Echoes in language
Greenan's cheerful Gothica
It is time for Russell H. Greenan to take his place as one of the most original and entertaining writers in genre fiction
Eternity in a frame
The Match, Romesh Gunesekera, Bloomsbury, 2006, p.308, paperback, Rs. 495. THE MATCH begins, more or less, and ends with a cricket match. Two very different kinds of matches. Straddling the two is Sunny Fernando's ...
Coming to terms with history
This is a splendid book, a must-read for anyone interested in the Partition.
World of intrigue and deception
Powers explores the Cold War and Post-Cold War eras in Western history, the period of moles, spies and adversarial espionage.
A different landscape
The narrative probes how the past has impacted the Naga psyche.
Love amidst strife
This is a well-defined story with touches of beauty and pain.
Yashpal's mission was the repudiation of backward elements in Indian society through stories.
Inside the web
Mir and Rana give an authentic and disturbing account of the nature of the Pakistani state.
A cocktail of styles
There are little stories within stories, sabotaging the narrative.
A racy murder mystery that also offers a peek into the lives of Indian royalty.
Sara Suleri's nuanced reading is indispensable for a proper and balanced understanding of post-coloniality.
Murder on an island
Despite minor changes, the novel is still vintage P.D. James.
Scholarly take on films
The Art of Cinema: An Insider's Journey Through 50 Years of Film History; B.D. Garga, Penguin India, Rs. 495. I HAVE been reading B.D. Garga ever since I can remember. One of my most respected colleagues, as writers on the cinema ...
What ails Indian football?
The growth and decline of football in India.
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