In his new collection of essays, Confabulations, the acclaimed art critic and novelist John Berger attempts to decode the meaning of visibility and of human perception, writes Vineet Gill.
Cultural diplomacy has been an important dimension of a country’s soft power, which comes along with hard power. When a country becomes hard power, its soft power gets entertained.
A book of hope and happiness, which tries its best to restore a sense of faith in a democratic system of governance that seems, on some level, to have failed us, writes Yogita Dakshina.
Twelve years after his bestselling nonfiction book on Mumbai, Maximum City, Suketu Mehta is finally out with his much awaited work of fiction. What is Remembered, a novella published by Juggernaut Books, deals with the subject of immigrant life, the complex travails of self-imposed exile, and the culture shock suffered by a fresh-off-the-boat, small-town Indian who dreams of living the NRI life in the United States. An excerpt.
Australian author Frank Moorhouse, who was in India recently to attend the Tata Literature Festival in Mumbai, speaks to Srija Naskar about literature, censorship and his love for martini.
In his new book, Living with Tigers, author Valmik Thapar provides a detailed account of following and closely observing a bunch of tigers at the Ranthambore National Park, writes Akshay Sharma.
Comet In The Village is a long and gripping book about a 29 -year-old Delhi-based journalist named Ulka Bhatt, whose life takes an unexpected turn when she hears the news of her father’s death in a road accident.
A new book on alternative schooling in India can serve as a helpful guide for parents who are open to the idea of going beyond the conventional models of educating their kids, writes Akshay Sharma.
The author came across Nirmala, a village girl who was the only survivor of her family. Undaunted by the tsunami, she said she wanted to be a police officer. Nirmala’s was the spirit of new India.
Ottessa Moshfegh’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel Eileen is a gripping tale set in the 1960s Boston, about a lonely woman’s struggles to come to terms with the ways of the world, writes Nirmala Govindarajan.