Making Celluloid from Cellulose

Shaikh Ayaz

The difficult and often distortive experiment of making movies of books

Flaunting the Write Look

In a world inundated with books, a female writer’s sexiness serves as a handy marketing tool. But, Annie Zaidi warns, this can prove counter-productive to a writer who wants to be taken seriously

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers

It seems no one wants to curl up with an Agatha Christie or dig into a Harper Lee anymore. People now read self-help books

Come One, Come All

Indian publishers are in overdrive, churning out books that offer marginal profits. But in the process, have they become glorified printers?

What’s Funny About It?

Going by Google’s idea of what constitutes humour, global dominance will elude it for a while yet.

Loud Silence

Don DeLillo is perhaps at the height of his powers, using less and less to say more and more about life in contemporary America.

Hanif and the Sea of Stories

Hanif Kureishi’s older stories are brilliant, funny and compelling. But the newer ones are a disappointment.

About Science and Sex

Tired of the same old stuff about love and loss, migrants and displacement? Delve into Ian McEwan’s Solar and encounter the discomforts of making science interesting.

Samsung Sahitya

The Samsung Tagore Literature Awards, announced in New Delhi on 25 January, have sent shockwaves in the world of literature.

Book Fair’s Food Fare

The much-hyped Kolkata Book Fair has turned from a cerebral showcase to an annual fair of binging on a variety of food.


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