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Return to the Magic Mountain

Rajni George

Tired of re-reading Camus’ The Plague and closed-room murder mysteries, or of obsessing over the novel coronavirus? These ten novels about quarantine and isolation may help get you through the lockdown—whether you are ill, retreating from the world or just brooding

Illness As Allegory

Pandemic thoughts after reading Mary Shelley and Albert Camus

Reading in the Time of Pollution

Cooped up indoors with air filters

Imagination & Emojis

The emotional evolution in reading and writing

Where the Mind Is Without Fear

To be a witness, if not a channel for others’ voices

Best of Books 2018: Crime Fiction

Unreliable narrators, bear poachers, undercover Russian agents and much more

Mumbai Notebook

The vacuum left by Strand Bookstall's closure

Bibliomania Unbound

Books as objects of obsession

Best Books of 2017

This year threw up numerous gems from some expected but mostly unexpected corners

Open Diary

The privileges of being an MP, airport embarrassment and a visionary proposal

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