books

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: A relative’s perspective on an enigmatic hero

Nehru was revolted by Nazism and the persecution of Europe’s Jews. Bose…felt that the Indian struggle for freedom should override all other considerations.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Himu taught me it was okay to not be normal

Himu not only made me look beyond goals that lead to a luxury of life, but he also taught me to enjoy the tiny bits that make life agreeable.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

An encounter with Sandeep Ray

"I have lifted from these stories. I’ve stolen from these stories. But you know, I’ve remade the characters so they don’t directly relate to anyone’s biography. But I cannot deny that a lot of the anecdotes, events and arc of the story come from certain family experiences", states Sandeep Ray.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

'IN SENSORIUM' BY TANAÏS: The scent of the motherland

The reader might have encountered in their grammar books that the pronoun ‘tara’ in cholito bhasha comes from its shadhu form ‘tahara’. For some of us, years of formal schooling has cemented this etymology in our heads, rendering us unable to find an alternate reality. Breaking these moulds, the author declares, “The word ‘they’ is tara, the word for star”, encouraging one to take a pause and consider these homographs in a new light.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

Panihar Public Library: A heritage in ruins

A library containing more than 7702 periodicals, encyclopedias and books on literature, religion, poetry, science and economics—all wasting away from neglect.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

Baatighar sale for Humayun Ahmed Boi Mela

Baatighar Humayun Ahmed Boi Mela 2022 will span from November 5 to 15.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Book app connects Ukrainian fathers with refugee children

The books are helping her family process difficult emotions, Bilan said, as her son Pasha showed visitors his favourite, a book called The Day War Came To Rondo.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Nothing matters, but Albert Camus’s 'The Stranger' does

Because of Camus, I started to believe in the idea of relative truth and realised how differently people may weigh the different aspects and incidents which occur in their lives.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Z-library banned, students in a frenzy

On November 4, domain names of Z-Library, the website which claimed to be the world’s largest ebook library, were seized by the US Department of Justice. 

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

Lawyers say plagiarism claims over ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ are unfounded

On October 4, this year’s Booker Prize winning author Shehan Karunatilaka posted on his social media that a claim has been made by a “journalist from Colombo” that the idea for his novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida was “stolen”.