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  • 21-Apr-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    The lives and struggles of Chinese millennials

    A new book adeptly traces the lives of 6 young men and women born in the 'post-Tiananmen generation'

  • 10-Apr-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Tracks of history

    Every Indian seems to have at least one romantic railway memory

  • 17-Mar-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Mughal poet and swordsman

    In a new book, Rahim emerges from the Mughal court as a young man

  • 17-Mar-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    iBall Compbook i360: An entry-level convertible

    The laptop-cum-tablet offers little apart from a long-lasting battery

  • 14-Feb-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Archaeology of a Mughal capital

    Swapna Liddle's Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi

  • 11-Feb-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Acer TravelMate X349-M: A cool travel mate

    Despite the apparent Apple inspiration, Acer's latest laptop delivers on all the usual expectations

  • 28-Jan-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    How the Oracle of Omaha decides on his breakfast

    HBO documentary reveals little-known facts about self-made billionaire Warren Buffett

  • 19-Jan-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    A time-travelling flâneur

    A frequently-ignored aspect Banerjee explores is the multiculturalism of south Calcutta

  • 04-Jan-2017 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Big men on big screen

    Mr Duggal's style is pared down, journalistic, without even a single linguistic callisthenic

  • 16-Dec-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    When Dylan changed the times

    Uttaran Das Gupta revisits the night Bob Dylan revolutionised folk music

  • 10-Dec-2016 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    'I think the book will surprise some people'

    Interview of historians, William Dalrymple and Anita Anand

  • 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 ...