What’s in a Name?

By Kuber Kaushik It’s an idea I’ve come across time and again. In everything from mythological tales to Harry Potter, the idea is repeated. Names have power. It makes sense. Names are more than what we call each other. They are nouns and basic words. They are the foundation of all human languages. They are…

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The Three Things Managers Think about All Day

Leading a team for the first time is a daunting prospect. In The Making of a Manager, top tech executive Julie Zhuo presents a bold guide to getting respect – and results – in your new managerial role. In this extract, she explains what the three things are every manager thinks about all day.  When I…

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Rape: It’s a Man Thing

By Sohaila Abdulali   Here’s a conundrum: I’m a feminist down to the marrow of my bones; gender equity is my thing.  But I don’t want my new book about rape and rape culture to be confined to the “Feminist Studies” shelf. Why? Because I wrote it for you too – you who might not…

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Kim Wagner on New Discoveries while Writing ‘Jallianwala Bagh’

The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the Indo-British encounter, and it had a profound impact on the colonial relationship between the two countries. In Kim Wagner’s Jallianwala Bagh, which takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account, the event and its aftermath are strikingly detailed. Wagner argues that…

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Reel vs. Real: Adapting My Story into a Book

by Novoneel Chakraborty One of the things which makes a reader curious about any story is how real or true it is. When authors pen stories, it is believed that they must have written it after being inspired by real-life incidents, which they have lived or seen closely. Majority of the times this assumption is…

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Meet the Author of ‘The Beauty of the Moment’

Tanaz Bhathena’s The Beauty of the Moment is the story of Susan and Malcolm, and how despite being so different from one another they find themselves irrevocably in love with each other. Despite her parents’ impending divorce Susan is sincere and is driven towards making her parents proud. On the other hand, ever since his…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Krishna Sobti

A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti is a tale of young Krishna and her journey of making an identity for herself in the state of Delhi in 1947. Krishna applies for a position at a preschool in the princely state of Sirohi, which is beginning to transition into the republic of India.…

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Sophie Kinsella on her New Book, Writing, and More!

Fixie, the protagonist in Sophie Kinsella’s new standalone, I Owe You One, can’t help herself from fixing things…she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. After saving a stranger’s laptop from certain disaster, he scribbles her an IOU, as a thank you. Soon the pair are caught up in…

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