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ISIS in Kashmir, Islami radicalisation, Sajad lone, Mehbooba Mufti

Islamic radicalisation is now a real problem in Kashmir: Tuhin Sinha

Author and BJP leader discusses his book When the Chief Fell in Love in the larger context of the problem of Islamic radicalisation in Kashmir, possibility of a future tie-up with Mehbooba Mufti and alliance with Sajad Lone.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Book, Delhi spring, Book Review, Delhi belly

How to kill time in Delhi before it kills you

Tony Jesudasan reviews Ravi Shankar Etteh's 'Killing Time In Delhi' and rediscovers the city, fittingly titled 'India's Gotham'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Patna, Book Review, Abdullah khan, Patna blues

How Abdullah Khan's novel 'Patna Blues' brings to the fore the tale of a Muslim boy in our deeply divided times

The novel goes beyond stereotyping Muslims as it captures the aspirations of its protagonist.

VARIETY

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The book of shiva, Book Review, Ravi shankar etteth, The brahmin

The Brahmin: Ravi Shankar Etteth weaves a colourful espionage thriller

The book, like Etteth’s characters, has multiple facets. An espionage thriller, historical fiction, murder mystery; all these and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Partition, Kushanava Choudhury, Book Review, Kolkata

Terrible beauty - The city that won't leave you or let you live

Kushanava Choudhury's The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta is a book to fall in love with, just like the city he writes about.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Point Blank  |  5-minute read
Book Review, Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi

What The Kiss of Life tells you about Emraan Hashmi the actor, the father

While you are smiling during some chapters, others pull at your heartstrings.

ART & CULTURE

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Book Review, Indian History, Sanskrit, Mughals

How Mughals chained Sanskrit to the Indian library for good

The endeavour to translate books in ancient language to Persian was about achieving a political end, not a literary revolution.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  6-minute read
Book Review, Bollywood, Mayank Shekhar

Portrait of Indian pop culture: Mayank Shekhar on finding SRK in Berlin, pissing off Salman and growing up

The film journalist's book 'Name Place Animal Thing' is lush with anecdotes.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  4-minute read
Book Review, Julian Barnes, Stalin, Shostakovich

How Shostakovich suffered under Stalin's symphony of tyranny

Review of Booker-prizing winning author Julian Barnes' new novel, 'The Noise of Time'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  2-minute read
Book Review, Literature, The Widow, Fiona Barton

Fiona Barton's The Widow: Unleashing the beast within

When marriages become murderous, who is the real monster?