A Cocktail of Contradictions

Kankana Basu

Expect the unexpected in this collection of short stories on everything from homicide to perversion

A Bible on Hinduism

Hinduism as we know it was a British creation. DN Jha reveals a few home truths

Back to the Future

Engine upgrades are a common way to reclaim old cars. Here’s another option—the electric engine

Wielding the Kitchen Knife and a Pen

A domestic help in Delhi, 35-year-old Halder stands a class apart from most Indian bestselling writers

A State Gone to Seed

A collection of essays fails to shed new light on an old topic. The focus is on Pakistan, not on the great divide

May the Force…

At 7.5 ft by 4.5 ft, weighing about 600 kg and a pre-customs tag of Rs 5.5 crore plus—it’s the biggest plasma screen ever

Don Quixote Gallops to Bengal

A professor tilts his pen at libraries here and abroad to put back on the shelf a contemporary version of a Spanish classic in Bengali

Tiger Terrain

Prabhakaran was terrified of peace. He lived off terror. But how did the LTTE fund its campaigns of sustained violence? This riveting account explains how

Hybrid Bicycle

Powered by electricity and muscle power, these bicycles could either make you lazy or turn you into a biking enthusiast


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