Naomi Wood, “Mrs. Hemingway”

Naomi Wood, “Mrs. Hemingway”

One afternoon she finds a copy of Ernest’s tribute to the president. Ernest had greeted the request from Washington with something close to cold fright.
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A conversation with Prajwal Parajuly

A conversation with Prajwal Parajuly

I first heard about Prajwal Parajuly in winter 2012. He had the book launch of his short stories, The Gurkha’s Daughter, in December 2012. He was
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Maria Aurora Couto “Filomena’s Journeys”

Maria Aurora Couto “Filomena’s Journeys”

  Filomena loved the house, and the company of her avo and sisters and the cook and maids. It was just that the strict discipline
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Gulabi Gang

Gulabi Gang

‘Freedom is when I have my own money, but how do I do that?’ she wondered.  ( p.84 Pink Sari Revolution, Amana Fontanella-Khan) When the Pink
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Paulo Coelho moves to Penguin Random House in India, the UK and Australia

Paulo Coelho moves to Penguin Random House in India, the UK and Australia

For immediate release Thursday 27th February 2014     Paulo Coelho moves to Penguin Random House in India, the UK and Australia   Susan Sandon,
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Good Books Guide for children, NBT and PAG-E

Good Books Guide for children, NBT and PAG-E

Ever so often I am asked by parents, educators and schools to recommend books that are age-appropriate for children. Every time I put together a
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Wild Girls, Wicked Words

Wild Girls, Wicked Words

At the recently concluded World Book Fair, New Delhi, Kannan Sundaram of Kalachuvadu publications gave me a copy of Wild Girls, Wicked Words.  An anthology of
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Meena Kandaswamy

Meena Kandaswamy

Meena Kandasamy is a poet with two collections to her discredit: Touch and Ms Militancy. Her first novel The Gypsy Goddess releases next month.  Reproduced
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Child sexuality

Child sexuality

“A discussion of childhood sexuality is further complicated by our definitions of the very term, childhood. When does it end? Is a sixteen-year-old a child?
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PubSpeak: Total Recall

PubSpeak: Total Recall

( My column, “PubSpeak”, in BusinessWorld online focuses on the Wendy Doniger book controversy. Here is the url to it:   http://businessworld.in/news/economy/total-recall/1266222/page-1.html   . )  On 11
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