Day: September 25, 2018

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