Salad Days of a Natural Leader

Ajit Datta

Himanta Biswa Sarma's political acumen was evident quite early in his life and career

KR Meera: The Verdict

KR Meera’s novella weaves magic realism through religious and gender strife

The Door Closes

When you marry a narcissist

The Haunting of History

Mario Vargas Llosa’s new novel, set in 1950s Guatemala, is a warning for our times

Lingering Shadows

The pathos and prowess of three recent poetry collections

Kunal Basu: Our Brave New Worlds

Kunal Basu’s latest novel explores the conflict between different versions of India

The Critical Insider

Writer and politician Javed Jabbar tells the tale of his tangled relations with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Benazir Bhutto


Actor Tusshar Kapoor, best known for his role in a comedic franchise, chronicles his journey as a single father

Friends or Foes?

Paul Staniland decodes government responses to armed groups

‘A Biographer Is an Artist under Oath,’ says Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha’s new book portrays seven westerners who joined India’s freedom movement. He speaks to Nandini Nair about today’s rebels and the meaning of patriotism


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