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Growing Out Of The Cocoon

Greetings. I’d never have imagined that my book—and especially one written in my mother tongue—would be launched in the capital city of India. I have mixed feelings on this occasion. I cannot but be unhappy about the circumstances that occasioned this. However, I cannot turn my back in sadness. During the nightmarish time when my […]

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Desh Gaurav Sekhri on Delhi Daredevils

In what has been the most unlikely turnaround this season, the Delhi Daredevils (“DD”) have gone from perennial underachievers to quietly confident front-runners. Starting the season in expected fashion with a trouncing at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders, DD have since turned it around, and how. Since their opener, the DD have lost […]

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Incarnations: India in 50 Lives – Day 2 at Spring Fever 2016 with Sunil Khilnani

March 16, 2016. The slight breeze at the beautiful, open premises of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi was neither too warm nor too chilly – it was pleasant enough to entice folks to Come Out and Read at the annual Penguin Random House Spring Fever. Spring Fever, a festival of – and for – book […]

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The Challenge of Contemporary History – Day of 1 Spring Fever 2016 with Ramachandra Guha

It’s that time of the year when book lovers from all over the country have thronged to the India Habitat Centre in Delhi for the annual Penguin Random House Spring Fever. The fans appear giddy with excitement as they browse through the books from among 5,000 titles published by Penguin and Random House. As in […]

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On the threshold of Kali Yuga, only a saviour can rescue the world. An excerpt from Usha Narayanan’s ‘Pradyumna: Son of Krishna”

That night, Prince Vama had a vision so vivid that he felt he was in heaven, watching a divine drama unfold. Lord Brahma was seated on his swan in Brahmalok, the highest of the seven worlds. Vama watched as the Creator gave life to the brilliant sun, the moon, the earth and the ten prajapatis― […]

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Celebrating the rainbow brigade – 8 influential works on the LGBT community.

It has for long been assumed all over the world that men and women are assigned specific sexual roles that they must adhere to strictly, deviance from which can only harm the deviants. In economic terms, it can be explained as leaving a cartel. Pansie, fag, faggot and even ‘Bulgarians’ are terms that have been […]

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The mysterious stranger is back and this time, he is more wicked! A sneak peek into Novoneel Chakraborty’s ‘All Yours, Stranger’.

The photograph of love is sometimes so big that you can’t fit it into the frame of your relationship. If you force it, you are sure to lose some of it. Maybe most of it. Sitting at the bar, Rivanah watched as her boyfriend Danny danced with the ‘other’ girl in a close embrace. Rivanah […]

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