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Relishing Jimmy's peregrination

4 Jan 2020 2:59 PM GMT
In JIMMY – The phoenix of ‘83, Arup Saikia potrays Mohinder Amarnath’s rollercoaster career, on how the pre-eminence of his father affected his thinking, and what he thought about the way his brother, Surinder, was treated by the selectors; Excerpts:

Made for Bollywood

9 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Vikas Swarup’s The Seven Tests of Sapna Sinha and Shauna Singh Baldwin’s The Selector of Souls are readymade scripts. Are the directors reading?Diploma...

Red Hot

9 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
The Red House is said to be 'dazzlingly inventive'. Mark Haddon, the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time talks about modern fam...

‘People under tyranny will rebel’

9 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Imagine getting into the mind of a woman — that too one living under the Taliban regime — and writing out a 336-page novel? Timeri N Murari has...

‘The best editors are invisible’

2 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
The best editors are invisible, says David Davidar. And he should know, after an ignominious stint with Penguin Canada when he hit the headlines for...

Back to the future

2 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Books on Indian history and mythology are the flavour of the day.It was a magical time. The euphoria of independence was lingering on and television ...

Is India now a designer baby factory?

1 Jun 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Life is no longer a gift of love; it is being created with care to fit specifications furnished by parents in the age of surrogacy and in-vitro ...

153 years later, hype over pipe is still on

26 May 2012 12:00 AM GMT
And to think Arthur Conan Doyle wanted Holmes dead!Charles Altamont Doyle had done little in his life to recommend himself to posterity. Except for sir...

A montage of wonkiness

26 May 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Sarnath Banerjee snips history, nitpicks the present, dips them in sarcasm and release them as books.Sarnath Banerjee delivers his punchlines crackling...

A voice of past, present and future

26 May 2012 12:00 AM GMT
With the death of Carlos Fuentes at the age of 83, Latin American writing has lost a shoulder of its own – perhaps a Herculean shoulder, which used to ...

Invoking cannibals, provoking moderns

19 May 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Primitive societies may not be so different from the postmodern world.Can a cannibal in the more modern society be an evil agent? Distanced from the fl...

The journey of a rhino-lover

12 May 2012 12:00 AM GMT
'It was my first sighting of rhinos in the wild. Ugly and vicious, yet, for all their physiognomic anomalies, they radiated an undeniable appeal....
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