In his novel One Indian Girl, Chetan Bhagat attempts to write a feminist story but fails at many levels. In this essay, Kerry talks about why this book is a complete misrepresentation of feminism.Read More
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Finding great books is no mean feat. Knowing where you are likely to find one certainly helps you get there faster. But what happens when you find a book at the unlikeliest of places, when you least expect to find it?
In the hands of an accomplished historian and travel writer like William Dalrymple, facts of the past become fodder for his travel ruminations. In this feature, Deepika discusses what makes Dalrymple a master storyteller.
Organising your personal library may sound like an onerous task but it is also extremely rewarding. This step-by-step guide will help you not only organise your personal library but also give you tips on saving space, and efficiently cataloguing your collection.
Fairy tales perpetuate the myth of damsels in distress or that girls need to be saved by Prince Charming. In this piece, Deepika discusses a new kind of fairy tale book- Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls- which tells the stories of strong women who pursued and fulfilled their dreams against all adversity.
Strand Book Stall was an institution. Unfortunately, it will now be just a memory. This feature explores the rise and fall, and the soul and legacy of the iconic Strand Book Stall which operated for 70 years in Mumbai.
As our children get older, it is important for them to read and be aware of our mythology. In this essay, Nirbhay discusses why children should read mythology and also recommends some books which are ideal for 8-12-year-olds.
Africa’s culture is rich and diverse and one of the best ways to learn more about it is to read books by African authors which are set on the continent. Written by African women authors, the books on this list use fiction to paint a vivid picture of Africa’s culture.
We are fortunate enough to have a rich canon of literature associated with our regional languages. This list curates 10 books written by Indian regional authors which have been translated into English.
Enrich yourself by reading any or all of these books long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, 2018. The authors of these books hail from different countries and represent diverse genres in literature.
We all chase success, and many books promise to show you the ‘path to success’ but rarely deliver. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck delivers, in the best possible way.
Decluttering has many therapeutic effects. However, unless you follow a system it is likely to be an onerous task which you end up undertaking more often than you’d like to. Read Marie Kondo if you are looking for a system to help you banish clutter forever.
Nandini Tripathi explores how despite the differences in the book and movie version of Shutter Island, both are superb psychological thrillers.