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Husain’s New Canvas

Arindam Mukherjee

He’s 94, but not afraid of opening up to new technology. Artist MF Husain sketches his life out for the e-reader.

Rawlsian Relay

Amartya Sen declares the Ideal State useless. But four months on, its resilience as an idea begins to intrigue

Uncivil Lines

Sex, Goa, wild elephants and last but not the least, Khushwant Singh in his element. These are just some of the features that give this anthology a quixotic, rogue appeal.

Fallen Apart

Journalist Kingshuk Nag has wasted little time in putting together an account of Ramalinga Raju’s dubious deeds.

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.

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...

The President is Gone

In this book, six Indian candidates have a shot at shaking W’s hand. Who will win?

The Lost Tribe

This graphic novel is a satire on modern life, and what greed does to human beings and all that comes in their way

Chewing on It in Pushkar

Away from the more famous ongoing cattle fest, Pushkar’s first literature festival left ample mental fodder to chew on.

Beyond Carrot and Stick

This book by veteran US diplomat Howard B Schaffer underlines the point of American intervention in Kashmir

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