book review

Shashi Tharoor lauds Punjabi cinema for featuring his book, says 'Bollywood doesn't have time for mundane pursuits'

Shashi Tharoor lauds Punjabi cinema for featuring his book, says 'Bollywood doesn't have time for mundane pursuits'

The scene is from the 2019 film ‘Uda Aida’ starring Tarsem Jassar and Neeru Bajwa in lead roles.

Hideaway book review: Nora Roberts beautifully portrays family ties in a new romantic suspense

Hideaway book review: Nora Roberts beautifully portrays family ties in a new romantic suspense

Relationships of all kinds find a prominent place over romance in Hideaway

Book Review: A book that graces the bookshelves

Book Review: A book that graces the bookshelves

Book: Words, Sounds, Images: A history of media and entertainment in India

Book Review: Dara Shukoh’s sad story

Book Review: Dara Shukoh’s sad story

He translated Upnishads into Persian. Dara was confirmed as his heir by Shah Jahan but Dara was defeated by his brother Aurangzeb in a wa...Read More

Book Review: An insider's account of running a business

Book Review: An insider's account of running a business

So, it is an insider's account who is still with the organization. But credit goes to the authors, they have been honest about the weakne...Read More

Book Review: Unstereotypical analysis of Meghnad

Book Review: Unstereotypical analysis of Meghnad

Similarly, associating the recent work of Kevin Missal “Raavanputr Meghnad” with the Ramayana would generate an amount of unnecessary con...Read More

Book Review: An intellectuals’ collective

Book Review: An intellectuals’ collective

At the same time, never have we witnessed such a social, political and economic upheaval in the country, with people riven by caste, cree...Read More

Book Review: Lots to learn from it

Book Review: Lots to learn from it

‘Learning 2.0’ by Manoj Sonawane could well be considered an informative dossier for all those who want to acquire knowledge as well as p...Read More

Book Review: A scholarly work on Shi’ism in the Muslim world

Book Review: A scholarly work on Shi’ism in the Muslim world

He has done enormous work by visiting the madrasas or seminaries, expostulating their theology which is definitely in consonance with Isl...Read More

Book Review: Romp across the landscape of the literary world

Book Review: Romp across the landscape of the literary world

Funny at times and heartfelt, this will strike a chord with aspiring writers.

Book Review: Playing the vast gamut of emotions

Book Review: Playing the vast gamut of emotions

In the ‘Formative Years’ section of the book where he dreamt of an acting career, the actor says he felt that physically he did not have ...Read More

Book Review: Helping a young Dalai Lama enter India

Book Review: Helping a young Dalai Lama enter India

So very true! Rani Singh’s An Officer and His Holiness depicts the same prophetic idea in the form of how the author’s uncle Har Mander S...Read More

Book Review: Family albums and the fissures within

Book Review: Family albums and the fissures within

In spite of education, the girls are brought up second (if not outright subservient) to boys.

Book Review: A timely reminder

Book Review: A timely reminder

Full of interesting snippets from all around India, the book is a personal and subjective compilation of the sacred spaces visited by the...Read More

Book Review: The dead are speaking...pay attention!

Book Review: The dead are speaking...pay attention!

My first tryst with dark humour was Kundan Shah’s iconic film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. I was too young to understand the subtleties of satire ...Read More

Book Review: Bringing in the age-old topic

Book Review: Bringing in the age-old topic

Set around a young black babysitter, Emira Tucker, whose sole purpose is to find a real job amidst all the chaos and her well-intentioned...Read More

‘I prefer Premchand for his simplicity’ says actor Yashashri Masurkar

‘I prefer Premchand for his simplicity’ says actor Yashashri Masurkar

Yashashri Masurkar, TV and film actor, tells SANDEEP HATTANGADI that she started with the classics in Hindi and Marathi

Book Review: Everlasting friendship amidst political crisis

Book Review: Everlasting friendship amidst political crisis

Primarily, it is the story of two friends Kairo and Jay. As its perfect backdrop the novel depicts the socio-political tumultuous times o...Read More

Book Review: A thing of beauty

Book Review: A thing of beauty

The power of flowers is seen everywhere — as cultural signifiers; as motifs in Indian, art, architecture, sculpture, literature, and text...Read More

Book Review: A book that deals with people & places

Book Review: A book that deals with people & places

Written in the style of Carlos Fuentes and Juan Carlos Onetti, two titans of Latin American Literature, Malay has a proclivity to explore...Read More

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