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Darjeeling, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’

Getting a sense of Darjeeling, the place and its people Darjeeling, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, has been celebrated in films, books and songs. Satyajit Ray used the majestic Kanchenjunga and its hide-and-seek ways,...

Negotiating the right to dissent

Are We Faced With a Situation Where Writers Who Question Established Views Face Danger to Their Lives? A bizarre situation has emerged in the Hindi literary world where a so-called doyen of Marxist criticism...

Aashiqui star brings out candid memoir

Story of a girl ‘who was broken into a million pieces, but is alive to tell the tale’ Aashiqui girl Anu Aggarwal has come up with an autobiography, telling the story of her self-discovery, a...

Books in News, Booksinews

Second serve

This follow-up memoir doesn’t quite match up to the first Credit: The Hindu The best memoirs aren’t necessarily those which are best written. They rarely suffer from a lack of literary flourish. But memoirs...

Death of a tribe

An Investigation into the Murders of Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma who had Struck Rich Because of Oil Credit: The Hindu In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson acquired from the French the Territory of...

No winners in this battle

A journalist who has covered both sides of the India-Pakistan faultline explains why ties between the two are so strained Image Source: In a relationship like the one India and Pakistan have shared over...

Maximum Cities

Crippling Infrastructure Deficits in Our Urban Areas not Only Cause Hardships, but Can Threaten India’s Economic Growth Itself India’s cities are miserable places to live in. We may dream of smart cities, but our...

Second serve

This Follow-up Memoir Doesn’t Quite Match up to the First The best memoirs aren’t necessarily those which are best written. They rarely suffer from a lack of literary flourish. But memoirs endure. As Andre...

Broken love

A Fairly Humorous Portrayal for NRIs, but This is Not For Denizens of the Metropolis Who Know Their City and Bangla Well In his essay, ‘Savage Seers: the hidden story of modern Bengal’, published...