Books & Literature
Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize
January 17, 2017 11:21 AM

 British poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his fourth collection, 'Jackself', a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, media reports said.

The recipe for looking good? Eat well
January 06, 2017 12:31 PM

Title: Gorgeous - Eat Well, Look Great; Author: Shvetha Jaishankar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 799

Bottling up feelings no solution to any problem (Book Review)
January 05, 2017 05:56 PM

Title: The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon; Author: Manoj Jain; Publisher: Notion Press; Pages: 194; Price: Rs 250

Pakistan's existential crisis: Toxic legacies and structural weaknesses (Book Review)
January 05, 2017 12:41 PM

Title: Pakistan - Courting the Abyss; Author: Tilak Devasher; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 599

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy
January 04, 2017 11:43 AM

Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399

A quest for wisdom across the ages and around the world (Book Review)
December 30, 2016 12:58 PM

Title: Wisdom - A World History; Author: Trevor Curnow; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399

Vivekananda, travel adventures and contemporary India
December 30, 2016 11:17 AM

Know and understand the bewildering, fascinating and complex Swami Vivekananda; flick through an interesting story of travel adventures; map the history of contemporary India through the eyes of the Amul girl; and read the tale of four sisters who live the life of relative freedom in the Karachi of the 1970s.

A man born of the soil returns to the soil (Book Review)
December 26, 2016 02:17 PM

Title: Born of the Soil, Author: Kalindi Charan Panigrahi (Translated from the Odia original 'Matira Manisha by Dr. Bikram Das), Publication: Niyogi Books, Pages: 128, Price: Rs. 350

A 'spirited' history of the British empire and its 'high' legacy
December 26, 2016 11:10 AM

Title: Empire of Booze; Author: Henry Jeffreys; Publisher: Unbound Publishers; Pages: 303; Price: Rs 699

Age-old fables, wise suggestions, exploring sexuality
December 23, 2016 11:13 AM

 Fables can never fade away from our lives. And here's a book which brings alive the age-old tale of Vikram and Vetaal which will captivate the reader's imagination even today.

Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one
December 19, 2016 04:48 PM

Kashmir is on the boil; the "Azadi" chant reverberates from every corner; normal life is at a halt. A young, educated, career-oriented woman's life gets entangled amidst all this. The result is Nayeema Mahjoor's debut book "Lost in Terror" (Penguin, Rs 299, pp 305).

Love lessons from the great philosophers
December 19, 2016 11:08 AM

Title: Love Voltaire Us Apart - A Philosopher's Guide to Relationships; Author: Julia Edelman (illustrated by Hallie Bateman); Publisher: Icon Books; Pages: 155; Price: Rs 499

Bad guys, teen woes, Karma ( Books This Weekend)
December 16, 2016 01:13 PM

 Flick through a funny and naughty story about bad guys, know the interesting experiences of a teenager in the voice of one, understand the doctrine of Karma in relation to your life, and read about the struggles and exploits of the art society.

Mumbai's glorious past pre-dates Portuguese-era: Expert
December 15, 2016 01:01 PM

Fresh archaeological evidence found in Mumbai has provided some missing historical links from 100 BC to the 12th century AD, indicating that development of the area started long before the 15th century advent of the Portuguese, a top expert said.

Of loot, massacres and exploitation: The legacy of the Raj (Book Review)
December 15, 2016 12:27 PM

Title: An Era of Darkness; Author: Shashi Tharoor; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 333; Price: Rs 699

Book on black money launched in Delhi
December 14, 2016 04:26 PM

 A new book launched here looks at the world that thrives in the shadows, fuelled by money that exchanges hands in the dark and never gets reported -- "The Kala Dhan".

Love in different age
December 13, 2016 11:11 AM

Title: Second Encounter; Author: Ramapada Chowdhary (Translated from the Bengali novella 'Je Jekhane Danriye' by Swapana Dutta); Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 118; Price: Rs 295

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors
December 11, 2016 12:21 PM

 Kohinoor was not gifted to the British but they took it away by force from India, says historian and author William Dalrymple, who has written a new book with journalist Anita Anand on the "rock star gem" that has a complex history and has been the subject of intrigue and enigma for centuries.