What’s Funny About It?

Sandipan Deb

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.

Jottings of an Adman

Take a journey into the viciously competitive world of India’s largest ad agency in this brilliantly bitchy book.

Maggots in the Mind

Khalid, the protagonist, after over a year of being thrown into an isolation cell at Guantanamo Bay.

Where No Healing Is Ever Enough

Nominated for a children’s book prize, Anna Perera’s story of a Guantanamo inmate wrenches the heart with its stark realism.

Silent Bestsellers

Cocktail crowds don’t trip over each other trying to grab a photo op with these writers. Celebs, they’re not. But away from the media glare, their books have found more readers than anyone imagined.


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