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Blood and the city

Pinto brings his literary talent to bear on a murder mystery Credit: The Hindu Jerry Pinto has many facets as a writer: journalist, columnist, well-regarded poet, biographer, author of books for children, editor of...

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Casebook of adventure

How a Failed Surgeon Invented his Most Famous Character It was 130 years ago that the world was introduced to a lanky, sharp-eyed sleuth by the name of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, John...

Through a glass, darkly

In a Stark and Worrying Portrait of the World, a Journalist Explains Why Liberal Values are Under Threat                     Image Source: Edward Luce’s The Retreat of...

The season for a gift

Malavika Nataraj’s first book is a charming tale of a little girl with a vivid imagination and a love for writing Ever wondered what would happen if the little stories you dreamed up as...

On a happy note

On a happy note

Retired IAS officer Veena S. Rao’s debut novel, Charlotte’s End, picks up where Rebecca left off Veena S. Rao, a retired IAS officer was “crazy about literature”. That is not all, she also enjoyed...

Recreating Bombay Gothic

Karishma Attari’s horror novel I See You will soon be made into a mainstream Hindi film It is commonplace for first-time authors to draw upon autobiographical material even while writing fiction. After all, this...

The inheritance of loss

Writers are at their most thoughtful, but also unguarded and honest selves when they write about mortality. A senior literacy activist once told me about how the great Shivaram Karanth wrote a set of...

Another Anandan in the making

Need information on Tamil cinema? Ask Janakiraman Every day, from ten in the morning to 1 a.m. the next day, he works feverishly, listing, checking, re-checking and organising in folders, the details of every...