Author Grayson Perry says in The Descent of Man musculinity needs to be questioned but the first step is creating awareness of the problem – or rather, creating awareness that there is a problem.
07 Nov 2017
Known for frequently essaying ordinary, likable and good-natured characters facing extraordinary situations in his films, Tom Hanks brings the same aspect to his story-telling.
30 Oct 2017
Author Sarah Tomley shows "how the theories of some of the world's leading psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and psychologists can be applied to everyday problems".
12 Oct 2017
Was Phineas Fogg content with his routine lifestyle after his round-the-world trip?
08 Oct 2017
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.
02 Oct 2017
Tom Alter was drawn to Bollywood after seeing Rajesh Khanna in Aradhana and moved from playing 'firangs' to also portray a gamut of Indian historical and cultural icons.
01 Oct 2017
"Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not. Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is," American critic Gershon Legman advised writers.
24 Sep 2017
Our fascination with James Bond much rests on the films for they convey more of a vivid and immediate impression of him and his world than the Ian Fleming novels.
16 Sep 2017
How effective could you be against a backdrop of budgetary cutbacks, political intrigue and a sensationalist media ready to pounce on any lapse?
30 Aug 2017
As the entire Middle East is in greater turmoil than ever before, we should remember T.E. Lawrence, whose 129th birth anniversary was on August 17.
21 Aug 2017
While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the norm, even among them, some have an edge in captivating readers.
15 Aug 2017
Sridhar, alias "Pops", who has had a long and fruitful innings in the ad industry from a start as a painter of Bollywood hoardings.
08 Aug 2017
The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there, a British author once said -- he might have been talking about historical whodunnits abroad.
30 Jul 2017
The last place possibly expected to yield humour is history.
30 Jul 2017
A peaceful, absorbed or transcendent state of mind has significance beyond a pleasent diversion contends philosopher Jules Evans in his book.
13 Jun 2017