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  • Nilanjana S Roy: The reading life

    30-01-2017 22:41:00

    Reading never died as a habit, despite the doomsayers, but it changed form

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Where the wild things are

    16-01-2017 22:41:00

    Kyo Maclear's Birds Art Life is such an unusual memoir

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Lord of the rabbits

    02-01-2017 22:41:00

    'Watership Down' remains one of the biggest bestsellers in the world

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Beautiful minds, flawed human minds

    19-12-2016 22:41:00

    'The Undoing Project: The Friendship That Changed Our Minds' is an account of a truly remarkable partnership, set down in his trademark lucid and perceptive style

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Books of the Year

    06-12-2016 22:41:00

    Some of the pleasure of a Books of the Year list is felt by the reader, but only some

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Afterwards

    21-11-2016 22:41:00

    'You Will Not Have My Hate' is hard to read, because you are stepping into another person's love story and tragedy

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Unfree: What to expect next

    07-11-2016 22:41:00

    This column will point out gently that democracy is not an app

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Brothers in arms

    24-10-2016 22:41:00

    Brothers, Manju Kapur's sixth novel, is her most assured so far, a conventionally plotted but acutely well-imagined account of the Gaina family's rise from the village of Lalbanga near Ajmer to promin

  • Tagore's anti-nationalism

    10-10-2016 21:30:00

    On May 3, 1916, Rabindranath Tagore left Calcutta by ship for Japan. He was 55, his reputation as a sage soaring after he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 for "his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse".He was about to unsettle ...

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Ents and Explorers

    26-09-2016 21:30:00

    In the 1970s, many of Delhi's photo studios offered hand-painted backdrops: Castle, fort, forest and the Himalayas, the mountains picked out in dazzling Rin-white tints against a glaring, blue sky. But even in its cliches and exaggerations, there ...

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Stranger Things

    12-09-2016 21:30:00

    Some years ago, the science fiction maven Ursula K Le Guin explained why she believed that writers and futurists had nothing in common. "Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who usually charge a fee, and are ...

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Empire's outdated laws

    29-08-2016 21:30:00

    An empire and a company ruling by force needed sedition to prop up its iniquitous regime. A free country doesn't

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Reading India in 1947

    16-08-2016 21:44:00

    As 1947 began, Geeta Dutt sang Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gaya across North Indian cinema theatres - the film was Do Bhai, the posters showing two brothers separated by the figure of a woman, her face disturbed, one brother looking down in sadness, the ...

  • Nilanjana S Roy: The boy who grew up

    01-08-2016 21:44:00

    Mrs Darling came to the window, for at present she was keeping a sharp eye on Wendy. She told Peter that she had adopted all the other boys, and would like to adopt him also."Would you send me to school?" he inquired craftily."Yes.""And then to an ...

  • Nilanjana S Roy: Diary of a W-grade writer

    18-07-2016 21:44:00

    News item: "As a pilot project, the culture ministry has already graded 185 artistes into three categories - O (Outstanding), P (Promising), W (Waiting)..."