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  • 05-Dec-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Mumbai stopped in its tracks

    In 'Six Minutes of Terror', the writers take a blandly journalistic approach - and that's where its problem lies

  • 03-Dec-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Samsung A9 Pro review: The giant that doesn't stumble

    A9 Pro, however, is most likely to leverage its smashing design as a selling point

  • 19-Nov-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Donald Trump's victory is deeply worrying for climate advocacy, says Amitav Ghosh

    Climate change is not science fiction; it is our lived reality

  • 18-Nov-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Himalayan wonders

    A new book accounts for why exploring the Himalayas is not just a challenging but also a deeply spiritual experience

  • 10-Nov-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Before the palaces

    The events in this book are unlikely to be new, but they surely make one look at them newly

  • 29-Oct-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Devdas, filmy style

    It is only the humour of the script that is the saving grace in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

  • 20-Oct-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Death of a politician: Personal recall

    Through the 1980s, assassination - or accidental deaths - of political leaders in the sub-continent was a common affair. At the very beginning of the decade, Sanjay Gandhi, the heir apparent of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, died in a plane crash under ...

  • 14-Oct-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Uttaran Das Gupta: Puja, through cellphones

    Photography familiarises the unfamiliar. But for visitors to Durga Puja pandals, it is the opposite: Exoticising the familiar

  • 09-Oct-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Voonik: A fashion app, for every woman

    Using one based on advanced artificial intelligence, the e-commerce portal is trying to democratise fashion

  • 01-Oct-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Acer S13: Affordable ultrabook

    Slim and light, the Acer S13 is good value for money

  • 24-Sep-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Mysteries of Rekha's mystique

    Yasser Usman's appraisal of the actor's life and work remains entangled in familiar anecdotes

  • 10-Sep-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    From perestroika to Putin

    What was life really like for ordinary Russians who lived through the fall of the Soviet Union to the rise of Vladimir Putin? A Nobel prize-winning journalist offers some uncomfortable answers

  • 03-Sep-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Mandir, Mandal and the Muse

    In his "A Poet's Advice to Students", E E Cummings writes: "A poet is somebody who feels and expresses his feelings through words. / That may sound easy. It isn't." Besides the sheer difficulty of the art form - and writing poetry is starkly ...

  • 30-Aug-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Naguib Mahfouz's trivial pursuits

    As protestors dug their heels into Tahrir Square, Cairo, chanting "Go Mubarak!" and demanded the eponymous liberation that their chosen site promised, Arab Spring arrived in Egypt, in 2011 - quite appropriately, the birth centenary of Nobel laureate ...

  • 07-Aug-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Micromax Canvas Lapbook L1160: Good looking, great for light work

    It's a good-looking device: Black, with a metallic finish; sleek, with a streamlined body

  • 05-Aug-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Uttaran Das Gupta: Mother of rickshawpullers

    When Mahasweta Devi died last month, the first person I thought of was Byapari. Tracing him down on Facebook, I called him, demanding a new story

  • 03-Aug-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    A Promethean project

    An internationally famed cellist, also the best friend of a ruthless politician, serving as the clandestine owner of shady companies that help the elite in his country siphon away public funds; corrupt officials selling off broadcasting rights for ...

  • 31-Jul-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    LG X Screen: Smart screens, smarter price

    LG X Screen is a pretty device and makes a strong entry at this price point

  • 23-Jul-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    A regular tale of terror

    A recent spate of bombings and attacks all over the world - Dhaka to Istanbul, Medina to Baghdad - has served as a reminder, an especially cruel one during Ramadan, of the continued threat of the Islamic State (IS). Though the terror outfit suffered ...

  • 19-Jul-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    My granduncle's hat & other tales

    S Muthiah and Ranjitha Ashok's book collects plenty of such anecdotes from erstwhile employees of British firms in India, and presents them in an immensely readable format

  • 02-Jul-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Dirty secrets in a seedy city

    The brooding, atmospheric tableau that Barua paints is reminiscent of Saradindu Bandopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi novels

  • 01-Jul-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Uttaran Das Gupta: Democratic nights

    Suffice to say that if a coma could be induced by overeating it would be a miracle for us to have survived it

  • 19-Jun-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Lenovo's Yoga 900: Champagne, in a new way

    It is thicker than its predecessor, the Yoga 3 Pro and is sleeker

  • 04-Jun-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Rediscovering Shashi Kapoor

    Aseem Chhabra's book is an archaeological inquiry into the actor's films and life, unearthing stories yet unknown

  • 19-May-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Violence, guilt and shame in Pakistan

    The bustling metropolis, which allegedly served as the launch pad for jihadis who attacked Mumbai in 2008, is the primary setting of Shandana Minhas' second novel

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