Sohini Chattopadhyay

Art & Culture
Life on the Dunes

Photographer Gauri Gill’s images of Rajasthan are distinct for their absence of colour. She says that would have just got in her way.

17 March 2010
Art & Culture
Slumdog Photographer

His own story is astonishing, but Vicky Roy’s photos of Ground Zero would stand out even without his life graph.

03 February 2010
Scotland Bard

Crime fiction maestro Ian Rankin on why detectives never marry, coffee with neighbours JK Rowling and Alexander McCall Smith, and tea conversations with Sharmila Tagore.

20 January 2010
Sweet World

If Hrishikesh Mukherjee had ever tired his hand at writing fiction, he would have read a lot like this Farahad Zama’s The Marriage Bureau for Rich People or its sequel, The Many Conditions of Love.

06 January 2010
‘Curb Gay Rights, Curb Aids’

That’s the baseline prescription of Elizabeth Pisani, the author of a book on fighting the killer virus.

23 December 2009
Art & Culture
Azure Allure

From the colonial plantations of India to the ubiquitous pair of blue jeans, indigo has a fascinating story. And artists Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti are telling it through their show.

22 December 2009
Art & Culture
Creating a Climate of Change

Photographer and curator Mark Edwards juxtaposes Bob Dylan’s lyrics with photos that draw attention to man’s headlong collision with nature

24 November 2009
Real India
Tilonia’s Solar Sisters

In a village in Rajasthan, illiterate African women are being taught to become solar engineers

19 November 2009
Portrait of a City

Restless, fevered even, and awash with the portend of impending doom, Theroux’s latest is difficult to put down or forget.

12 November 2009
The Thorough Mr Theroux

Paul Theroux on his latest novel set in Calcutta, on how Naipaul ‘oversimplified the city in one of his belittling books’, on why you can never trust writers...

11 November 2009


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