Aditya Mani Jha

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Writer works at Penguin Random House India. The views expressed here are his own.

VARIETY

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Laakhon Mein Ek is brilliant, but no genius takedown of IIT coaching nightmare

The Amazon Prime Original series is created by Biswa Kalyan Rath, a stand-up comedian who went to an IIT himself.

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ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Why Kazuo Ishiguro deserves Nobel Prize in Literature

No other writer has done so much with so little by way of conventional authorial pyrotechnics.

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VOICES

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IIT Kanpur needs to call out ragging and sexual abuse on campus

At least 22 second-year students verbally and sexually abused a group of juniors on campus earlier this month.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why we need to read Vikram Seth

The author and poet is, above all, a humanist who places individual agency above established systems of collective behaviour.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why The Man Booker Prize went to Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings is a monstrously entertaining novel.

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SPORTS

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Unruly Cuttack crowd shows a sad face of Indian cricket fans

For followers of the gentleman's game, the circus at the Barabati stadium came as a bit of a blast from the past.

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ART & CULTURE

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2015 Man Booker Prize shortlist: What to read

The winner will be announced on October 13.

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ART & CULTURE

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Taseer versus Dalrymple: Top recent Indian literary spats

Five plots, a few bad characters and a twist in the tale.

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ART & CULTURE

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How did we miss this? Sushmita Sen's comeback in a stunning film

The former Miss Universe brings her A-game to the challenging screenplay of the recent avant-garde Bengali film, 'Nirbaak'.

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ART & CULTURE

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Five most underrated Ram Guha books you must read

The acclaimed historian, who recently won Japan's Fukuoka Prize, has produced seminal work much before the publication of 'India After Gandhi'.

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