Book review: The Secret Gardener - 2 months ago
Kalpana Swaminathan's The Secret Gardener begins with a piece of human bone surfacing at 24 Patwardhan Cross. This address turns out to be the last thing a dying gigolo sputters. Private eye Lalli is the one who pieces the random pieces of this case together to create the portrait of a terrible murderer.
Women's Day Special: Single, but not similar - 2 months ago
It was marriage that saw Shweta Baxi Tyagi step foot in Gurgaon nine and a half years ago. A few years later, the same marriage introduced her to a different kind of life that of a single mother.
Women's Day Special: She's a survivor - 2 months ago
The women we spoke to a marital rape victim, a breast cancer survivor, a woman who spent years locked up in a dark room, and a domestic abuse victim turned lawyer prove that women not only survive, but go on to help others escape the same fate.
Weaving a tangled web - 2 months ago
Spider Man fans, we have news for you. The Marvel superhero is not responsible for the massive web hugging the facade of Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai.
The city of little joys - 2 months ago
Calcutta, or Kolkata, has appeared repeatedly in Amit Chaudhuri's fiction and he's lived in the city since 1999. Despite this Chaudhuri doesn't think he belongs to this "post-bhadralok" Kolkata, finds Deepanjana Pal.
Twinkle, twinkle: Shilpa Gupta's art lights up Carter Road - 2 months ago
The sea-facing stretch of Carter Road in Bandra is mostly known for traffic jams. Until March 9, however, you won't mind if you get stuck at the bandstand because of artist Shilpa Gupta's public art piece.
Book review: Dozakhnama - 2 months ago
A journalist chances upon a manuscript while on a visit to Lucknow. It's written in Urdu, a language the journalist can't read but whose lyricism he can appreciate if it's read out to him.
Book Review: Those Pricey Thakur Girls - 3 months ago
Alright, let's not kid ourselves. Dylan Singh Shekhawat isn't rooted in realism.
Book Review: Missing & in action - 3 months ago
Both Samhita Arni and Manil Suris new novels are driven by absences. Deepanjana Pal looks at what is lost and what is gained when a critical character disappears from a story.
Book review: Poet Of The Revolution - 3 months ago
Spare and evocative, Dils poetry is filled with unforgettable images. It pulses with romanticism and idealism.