Casting director Shoumie Mukherjee narrates a definitive turning point in her Bollywood career, when the professional became intensely personal.
Ruby Lal’s new book ‘Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan’ is a much-needed study of one of the most legendary female icons in Indian history.
How does a media mogul start her day? Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander speak to Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, about her mornings.
“Our traumatic experiences shape us the most,” says Shuchi Singh Kalra. The best-selling author shares her views on gender bias and social taboos.
In ‘Supernormal’, her groundbreaking new study of trauma and survival, Meg Jay tells the stories of people who overcome trauma in their childhoods to go on and live successful lives as adults.
Multidisciplinary artist and author Aanchal Malhotra has been studying the personal histories of the refugees of the Partition through the belongings they carried with them.
Read the prizewinning entries in our ‘Equal Visibility’ reader contest.
From fantasy to the darker side of reality, here are our top three book recommendations for this month.
Sonal Sachdev Patel and Jemma Wayne-Kattan came together to write a children’s book based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
Nazia Erum’s hard-hitting new book is an eye-opener about what religious polarization in national politics is doing to innocent children in schools. An excerpt.
Jojo Moyes’ new novel ‘Still Me’, ‘The Only Story’ by Julian Barnes and ‘Eleven Ways to Love’ should be on your must-read list this month.
A fateful fire led Laxmana Dalmia, daughter of a poetess and India’s pioneering industrialist, to switch careers and venture into spirituality.
Reena Nanda’s new book ‘From Quetta to Delhi’ traces the path of her family as they migrated to an uncertain future, and is as much about the pain of India’s Partition as about Punjabi customs and lore that survive even today in parts of both countries.
Veena Nagpal chose an unlikely topic for her latest novel – nuclear destruction and a water crisis.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, Peach by Emma Glass, and an old book that MUST make it to your reading list this month.
Filmmaker and columnist Natasha Badhwar’s book ‘My Daughters’ Mum’ chronicles her life as a journalist, wife and mother. It also touches upon the problem of everyday discrimination in modern India.
From running a successful book-delivery service to writing about India’s wealthiest Sindhi families, there has never been a dull moment for Maya Bathija.
For author and columnist Kiran Manral, writing has been a process of self-discovery, and, like her books, she is peeling away layers of social conditioning as she goes along.
Ashtar Tashi was drawn to meditation and mysticism after a long career in fashion, and believes joy is the only true path.
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In the twilight years of her reign, the British Queen Victoria was devoted to her Indian assistant and Urdu teacher, Abdul Karim, much to the scandal of the royal court. Here is one fascinating anecdote about their controversial relationship.
Hailed the ‘book of the year’, Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy’s new tome ‘The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight’ reveals fascinating inside stories of the world’s most notorious terrorist. This excerpt gives a glimpse into his family life and his four wives.
Being the woman behind a successful man is a role that takes faith, sacrifice and oodles of love. But it’s a rewarding one too, finds Sweta Chhabria Kripalani.
Short reviews of ‘On Tyranny’ by Timothy Snyder, ‘Maidless in Mumbai’ by Payal Kapadia and ‘A Horse Walks into a Bar’ by David Grossman.
The author of ‘Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch’ talks about mythology, women and writing dark fiction.