Jai Arjun Singh is the author of The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee: The Filmmaker Everyone Loves
This many-layered novel, about a folk-hero and his fabulous moustache, examines the nature of story-telling— how people, animals and places can be kept alive through the narratives built around them
Parasite’s historic win may suggest a new inclusivity at the Oscars. But can these awards (or any award) be all things to all cinemas?
When the everyday seems like a hyper-real dream
Krishna Sobti’s novelised memoir is a testament to the great writer’s formal inventiveness
The localisation of the bard as a cultural study
A writer’s struggle with bipolarity
Fantasy and realism meet in this debut to mixed effect
A conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik
Anees Salim first found a licence to fantasise in his hometown of Varkala in Kerala. In his latest novel he returns to the sea with a scathingly funny, achingly sad story
The redemptive power of storytelling sets this novel about religious terrorism apart
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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