The Tenant

by Rachita Raj The moon sat suspended low in the night sky, fat and bulging, like a luminescent orangey-grey egg yolk. I leaned back against the pillow and looked around the room. Dull walls of an indeterminate colour stared wanly back at me, a heap of flaky paint-plaster in a corner where the rainwater had seeped in,…

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Men of Steel, Heart of Gold – an Excerpt from ‘The Tata Saga’

The Tata Saga is a collection of handpicked stories published on India’s most iconic business group. The anthology features snippets from the lives of various business leaders of the company: Ratan Tata, J.R.D. Tata, Jamsetji Tata, Xerxes Desai, Sumant Moolgaokar, F.C. Kohli, among others. There are tales of outstanding successes, crushing failures and extraordinary challenges that…

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Know About the Master Storyteller – Frederick Forsyth

The illustrious author Frederick Forsyth is back with yet another thriller The Fox. This exciting story, comes with a unique conception of the most dangerous weapon on Earth. This weapon, unlike what many would think, is not an ammunition or an abstruse piece of technology but a 17-year-old boy. A boy with an ingenious mind,…

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7 Moments from House of Screams that will Give you the Chills

In Andaleeb Wajid’s new book House of Screams, Muneera finds out she’s inherited her uncle’s old house on Myrtle Lane, she decides to move in with her husband, Zain, and their three-year-old son, Adnan. The promise of saving money and living in one of Bangalore’s nicest areas has them packing up their old lives at their…

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The Editor on Why Sohaila Abdulali’s Book on Rape is Important

By Manasi Subramaniam What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape comes at a time when we have just begun to talk – actually talk – about rape. There is a great danger in referring to such a book as ‘timely’. Not only does that seem opportunistic, it also trivializes and oversimplifies sexual violence entirely.…

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Why Ambedkar is the Best Advocate of Equality

The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections edited and introduced by Anand Teltumbde and Suraj Yengde, establishes B.R. Ambedkar as the most powerful advocate of equality and fraternity in modern India. This remarkable volume seeks to unpack the radical in Ambedkar’s legacy by examining his life work from hitherto unexplored perspectives. Read on to learn why Ambedkar…

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If You Love Jane Austen’s Emma, You’ll Love Polite Society!

Everybody’s favourite Regency comedy of manners-Emma is coming to South Delhi in Mahesh Rao’s Polite Society! While Jane Austen’s Emma poked gentle fun at the little foibles and economic exigencies of the exceedingly polite middle-class and county gentry in Regency England, Polite Society reimagines Emma in contemporary Delhi to portray a society whose polished surface…

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Meet Krishna Trilok: the Author of ‘Notes of a Dream’

Krishna Trilok’s Notes of a Dream records the life and music of one of the most celebrated musicians of India, A.R. Rahman. Based on interviews between the author and the musical maestro, this book brings forth the heartwarming story of a remarkable artist that makes for an inspirational read. Trilok’s achievement lies in his ability…

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