Month: September 2018

Catch the Italian Mappillai in Chennai!

Editor | Non-Fiction Mappillai—‘son-in-law’ in Tamil—is the rollicking story of journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife in rural Paramankeni. When in Paramankeni, he finds himself in the company of fishermen and goat-herders, in a house where 3G asserts itself in a corner of the bathroom

Must-Read For You: Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar

Editor | Non-Fiction The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul—the heart lies at the center of every facet of our existence. It’s so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can physically change shape when we experience emotional trauma For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable

Meet The Best Couple Ever ! Novoneel Chakraborty

Do you flaunt your happy moments in the form of filtered photographs on Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Do you and your partner set relationship goals for others on social media? Do you make people jealous of the perfect life you are living? Do you portray yourself as a forever-happy person to your social media followers? Do

Rice as a beauty food? Yes! | Exclusive extracts from Vasudha Rai’s GLOW

Editor’s note: This exclusive extract is taken from Vasudha Rai’s GLOW: Indian Foods, Recipes and Rituals for Beauty, Inside and Out (with permission from Penguin Random House India) Rice is the ultimate comfort food. It’s light, easily available and, of course, delicious. I grew up with wheat as my staple food—rice was a rare treat.

Books For You: India After Modi | Populism and the Right

Editor | Non-Fiction Have you realized that the divide between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ has grown steadily in Indian politics? Do you sometimes wonder whether it will be repaired at all in the near future? Do you ever pause to reflect why emotions spill on the streets and why democratic institutions in India have become dysfunctional? Have you thought about why we get hurt easily and how this gets reflected

In Pastoralia, Saunders offers a skewed version of modern America

Editor | Literary Fiction Thomas Pynchon has described George Saunders “is an astoundingly tuned voice ­ graceful, dark, authentic and funny ­ telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times.” In Pastoralia (Bloomsbury, Price Rs 499) elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman

Books For You: The Brain-Dead Megaphone | George Saunders

Editor | Non-Fiction Here is a hilarious and incisive collection of essays from George Saunders, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the 2017 Man Booker Prize winner Lincoln in the Bardo. In The Brain-Dead Megaphone (Bloomsbury, Rs Price 499), his first collection of essays, Saunders trains his eye on the real world