Podcasts

Podcasts

Two fabulous websites for podcasts on books. The first is BBC Radio4 podcasts on book, literature, film, music, visual arts, performance, media and more.  Razia
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Literati: “Catch them young”

Literati: “Catch them young”

From this month  I begin a new column in the Hindu Literary Review called “Literati”. It will be about the world of books, publishing and
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Hanif Kureishi, “The Last Word”

Hanif Kureishi, “The Last Word”

“Talent is gold dust. You can pan among a million people and come up with barely a scrap of it. Commitment to the Word stands
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Granta 125 and 126

Granta 125 and 126

Granta 125: After the War and Granta 126: Do you Remember are two issues that you read, put away, mull over, revisit, make parts of it your own
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Siddharth Mukherjee, 27 April 2014

Siddharth Mukherjee, 27 April 2014

Last night I attended a public lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi. It was delivered by Siddharth Mukherjee entitled “First they came for
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“Junior Premier League”, Joy Bhattacharjya

“Junior Premier League”, Joy Bhattacharjya

A slim novel for ten-year-olds. Written by Joy Bhattacharjya and his twelve-year-old son, Vivek. The story is about Sachin, Neel and a bunch of boys
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RIP Bindia Thapar

RIP Bindia Thapar

The first time I met Bindia was when I was curating Poster Women for Zubaan.  It was a visual mapping of the women’s movement in
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Sanjaya Baru, “The Accidental Prime Minister”

Sanjaya Baru, “The Accidental Prime Minister”

I never planned to write a book about my eventful time in the PMO as Dr Manmohan Singh’s media adviser from 2004 to 2008. That
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Kamila Shamsie, ” A God in Every Stone”

Kamila Shamsie, ” A God in Every Stone”

A God in Every Stone is Kamila Shamsie’s fifth novel.  It is set at the time of World War I and before the partition of the
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RIP Urs Widmer

RIP Urs Widmer

For there are a few stories that have been told for ever and — hardly altered at all — have been passed on through the
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