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‘Writing Is Somewhat a Masochistic Activity’

Antara Raghavan

M Mukundan’s award-winning biography of a city reveals Delhi’s underbelly with compassion. The author tells Antara Raghavan why a river of sorrow runs beneath his stories

‘We will ensure climate mitigation funds on our terms,‘ says Bhupender Yadav

Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in conversation with Amita Shah

Partnership for the Arts

The British Council in India is organising a yearlong programme for India-UK cultural collaboration

How Elif Shafak Became a Tree

The Turkish-British author’s new novel, set in Cyprus, tells of divisions and reunions through the prism of nature. The author speaks to Nandini Nair about inherited pain and memories, language and silences

Regional movies are more national than national movies, says Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee speaks to Ullekh NP on a range of subjects from OTT to astrology, Bihar to spies. Excerpts:

Akash Kapur: A Sceptic’s Faith

Akash Kapur’s nonfiction book tells of the quest for utopia in Auroville. He speaks to Nandini Nair about writing history without judgement and the impossibility of an ideal world

Irwin Allan Sealy: The Kingmaker

Irwin Allan Sealy’s new book is about Ashoka. The novelist tells Bhavya Dore why his king belongs to the modern times

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