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Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is the author of Turmeric Nation - A Passage Through India's Tastes

Books
Trolls and Terrors

Thrillers for the season—those who live by the mob may die by it; a village where everyone knows everyone’s secrets; a tribute to Miss Marple; and a whodunit where the author is a character

11 November 2022
Columns
Travels with Filter Kaapi

How coffee became an Indian drink

28 October 2022
In Memoriam: Hilary Mantel (1952-2022)
Books
Hilary Mantel (1952-2022): Past Perfectionist

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) humanised characters from history, as she was interested in where politics met psychology, where the private met the public

30 September 2022
The Queen’s Feast
Columns
The Queen’s Feast

How the palace menu reflects both personal choices and social realities

16 September 2022
Columns
Order and Chaos

How the Mughal and the British colonial influences come together in Indian gardens

05 August 2022
Books
Spot the Killer

An eclectic crop of detectives in our midst—a constable in a backwater town; an inspector examining deleted audio files; a woman detective in 1920s Bangalore; and a middle-aged bachelor-priest

08 July 2022
Columns
The Three-Meal Problem

How to decide what to eat and when to eat

03 June 2022
Columns
The Sociology of Taste

Why some people can’t drink milk with sugar

22 April 2022
Columns
Are We Eating to Extinction?

The importance of old and wild seeds

25 March 2022
Columns
First Person Servings

Travelling in time in search of the lost taste

28 January 2022

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

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

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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