Month: September 2019

A Delhi Obsession: A searing critique of our times by M G Vassanji

Editor | Fiction Munir Khan, a recent widower from Toronto, meets the charming and witty Mohini Singh, a married liberal newspaper columnist, in the bar of the high-brow Delhi Recreational Club. An enigma surrounds the Kenya-born, westernized and agnostic Munir, and an inexplicable attraction takes root. Delhi’s streets, monuments and ruins become the setting of

Books For Kids | Gandhi in 150 Anecdotes

Editor | Children’s Books With his round-rimmed glasses, white dhoti and walking stick, he is an enduring symbol of non-violence, freedom, peace and simplicity. He is the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Bringing alive the story of one of the most revered leaders in modern history through 150 rare and inspiring incidents from his

#BookRecommendation: Saying No to Jugaad, the story of big basket

Editor | Business Saying No to Jugaad is a riveting account of how the start-up ecosystem in India evolved rapidly in the last 10 years. Ushering in a new turn in the country’s economy that shook up existing ways of doing business, start-ups brought together investors and a rare breed of entrepreneurs to create a

Women’s Writings from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Editor | Fiction In this volume of writings from Bangla and Urdu literature, editors Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta raise issues of language, identity, nationhood and varied aspects of feminism and women’s writings in the Indian subcontinent. Both the languages have lived a life across political borders and are spoken, read and loved by people

When Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Editor | Fiction Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There’s just one he can’t crack: the secret of happiness. In the moments after the bicycle accident, Professor Chandra doesn’t see his life flash before his eyes, but his life’s work. He’s just narrowly missed out on the Nobel Prize (again) and even though

All about Festivals of India

Editor | Children’s Books India is a mix of many cultures and people, which means there are literally hundreds of reasons to celebrate! Have you ever wondered what Onam is all about? Why people eat hot cross buns at Easter? Are Pongal, Lohri and Sankranti all the same festiDear Sir or Madam,val? Why do people