The Singing Tree

Sight to behold: Kenneth Youngstein on The Singing Tree

A simple tale raises awareness about eyesight across cultures.

Rupi Kaur

Greater case in point: Rupi Kaur's new-age poetry for Gurmukhi

New-age poetry gets a lesson in preserving the Gurmukhi script in Rupi Kaur's second collection. 

130 renowned authors to participate in Bangalore Lit Fest

The sixth edition of the Bangalore Literature festival on October 28-29 will see the participation of 130 renowned authors, speakers and artistes.

Weak dieting intentions to constant phone-gazing: The psychological basis

Author Sarah Tomley shows "how the theories of some of the world's leading psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and psychologists can be applied to everyday problems".

Perceptions, Postures and Pragmatism: India-Pakistan relations down the decades

Raghavan, who begins with showing how issues that would bedevil relations down the years came within roughly a year of Independence/Partition, also dwells here on some lesser-known/understood matters

Ritu Menon

Five authors​ ​in​ ​contention​ ​for​ ​the​ ​coveted​ ​DSC prize

The DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2017 announces shortlist at the London School of Economics Literary event.

Phileas Fogg

Unwritten futures: Fictional characters who deserve more outings

Was Phineas Fogg content with his routine lifestyle after his round-the-world trip?

Shashi Tharoor and Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy, Tharoor to participate in Penguin Fever

Penguin Random House India has announced that he Booker winning author Arundhati Roy and writer-politician Shashi Tharoor, will be participating in a special edition of the annual Spring Fever.

World's biggest book sale begins in Sri Lanka 

The world's biggest book sale got underway in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday with 1.5 million books on sale.

The cold, brutal world of Cold War espionage and its hard legacy

Le Carre's latest work is again a taut account of the amorality, split-section decisions and deception this line of business requires in its successful practitioners.

Richard Branson's Finding My Virginity

New books: Branson's virginity, gothic ghosts & Bhojpuri food

On the stands in October will be diverse books across genres that will meet and suit everyone's preferences.

Poet Santhosh Babu talks about his debut anthology

Titled Mathibhramathinte Kuthirakal, the collection features 89 poems

Satya Nadella

Hit 'Refresh' to transform your life, the Satya Nadella way 

Title: Hit Refresh; Author: Satya Nadella; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 599

Short Stories

Journey of the short story: From news columns to anthologies

There must be something extraordinary about short stories that they continue to attract vast readership globally.

Naked Came The Stranger

Naked Came the Stranger: Steamy sex spoof to literary subterfuge

"Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not. Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is," American critic Gershon Legman advised writers. 

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