Loose Canon

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Shashi Tharoor takes on everything from Modi to the significance of birthdays with his elegant prose, but spreads his umbrella too wide

Reporter’s Notebook

A novel set in a fictitious Bengali village fails to realise its ambitions

Pretty Little Liars

A tender, compelling novel-in-stories with a big secret at its heart

Back Together

The biggest bromance in contemporary literary history comes full circle at JLF, as VS Naipaul and Paul Theroux drive out together

“I did not create hot scenes between Sonia Gandhi and the Dalai Lama”

Author Javier Moro on the release of his controversial book, The Red Sari, and why the life of Sonia Gandhi fascinates him

El Realismo Gabo, Forever

The reality of the world Gabriel García Márquez inherited needed a redeemer, a storyteller. El Maestro lived to tell the tale

Still Quite a Quiverful

Jeffrey Archer has no clue what makes great literature but is never short of stories to tell

Words from This Anger

On the spontaneous literature of outrage the Delhi rape has evoked

Old Aunt Girish

Karnad’s outrage over an award to Naipaul seeks to impose irrelevant standards on a writer

The Importance of Being Earnest

Writers cannot live in a vacuum, isolated from political currents anymore, says Pankaj Mishra


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