The End Is Near

Jaideep Unudurti

A boy’s metaphorical search for dessert in Varanasi

A Gandhi in Memory

Mani Shankar Aiyar provides a friend’s perspective on Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy

The Acrobat and the Safety Net

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells why her book on the early life of Sudha and Narayana Murthy is a rare love story

Where Life and Death Coexist

The Doms who sustain Banaras’ burning ghats

Rivers of Life

A celebration of India's water bodies and why they must be saved

The Entrapped Left

How big ideas can set the stage for restrictive ideologies

Innocence versus Evil

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott infiltrate a religious cult and realise the limits of free will


A cultural portrait of the Indian cat

Lost at Home

A landmark Hindi novel of the 1960s, now translated into English, tells of a woman caught between individual freedom and social obligation

Musk Mystique

A new biography of the world’s richest man portrays a genius who is also a deeply flawed human being


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