A Tale of Two Menons

G Sreekumar

Comparing VK and VP is odious. They made the best of what destiny offered them

Biography as Fiction

Devi S Laskar’s debut novel navigates present-day US with its police brutality, racial tension and immigrant angst

The Sound of Music

A fan tells the AR Rahman story

The Lives of Others

Sanjay Dutt’s biographer Yasser Usman on the ennui of hagiographies and the challenge of writing unauthorised biographies

Leonardo da Vinci: The Science of Genius

Humanising the mystique of Leonardo da Vinci

Open Diary

The Jaipur Literature Festival, historian David Cannadine and Budget relief for the media

City Lights

Has culture lost its place in Bangalore?

A Leader Comes Home

PV Narasimha Rao, one of India’s most misunderstood prime ministers, finally gets a biography he deserves

The Shashi Mystique

This anecdotal biography charts the evolution of India’s first crossover star

Reading the Lives of Others

The intimate pleasures of biography


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