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Smriti Irani: The Spellbinder

Kaveree Bamzai

She was television’s favourite daughter-in-law. She carved out her space at the top of Indian politics. And now she turns writer with a thriller set in the Maoist heartland. How Smriti Irani juggles the many hats of her life

Novelist’s Diary

Since I’ve never learned to drive, I travelled across America by bus. Now I’m going across New Zealand the same way

‘MeToo has made women weak and whiny,’ says Lionel Shriver

Bhavya Dore in Open Conversation with Lionel Shriver, author and columnist

The Anonymity of Greatness

The Urdu novelist who has slipped out of the pantheon

Sublime Sex

Women between desire and despair

AM Homes: Where Weird is Wonderful

AM Homes, a master of suburban Gothic noir, explores the existential question of how to live and how to be

Mohammed Hanif: ‘There is nothing left to satirise’

Mohammed Hanif’s new novel takes flight when a plane crashes. The author tells Nandini Nair why death is the only lover who does not betray her promise

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