Sonya Dutta Choudhury
Articles by Sonya Dutta Choudhury

Book Box: Gita's karma, India's boon

How other writers and readers remember the late Gita Mehta

A River Sutra
Published on Sep 23, 2023 10:20 AM IST

Book Box | Rediscovering the art of storytelling through oral tradition

Originating from Denmark in 2000, the Human Library is a space dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations, sparking curiosity, and addressing queries

Manjari Jaruhar, Human ‘Book’ and author of ‘Madam Sir ’
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Book Box | The first Bangladeshi woman on Wall Street and the Pakistani conman

Juxtaposing the high-stakes world of a Wall Street conman with the story of a women who transitioned from a career in finance to social impact

In my tote bag, I carry a laptop, a Kindle and two paperbacks
Published on Sep 02, 2023 10:57 AM IST

Book Box | AI is reshaping how we read

That's not new. Trace the history and science of reading through these four books. These four tips will help you get the most out of your digital reading

Here are the top four reads that trace the history and science of reading(The Author)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Book Box: A trailblazing economist's memoir who helped build today's India

Devaki Jain's audacious life defied conventions, forged global connections, and redefined India's narrative

The Brass Notebook
Published on Aug 19, 2023 10:56 AM IST

Book Box | Stories from India’s margins

Five books that unveil India's borderlands and their hidden tales. From arid deserts to lush coasts, here's a rich tapestry of cultures and human resilience.

Published on Aug 12, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Book Box: Five must-hear podcasts that will transform your reading

Dive into these five podcasts to supercharge your reading. And meet Tara Khandelwal of Books and Beyond with Bound

Book podcasts are a great way to discover new books and to learn about the people behind the books.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 05:27 PM IST

Book Box | 5 thrilling books to snap you out of that reading slump

A tech thriller, a snarky college admissions story, YA with a video game backdrop, a murder mystery in the Hindi heartlands and a thriller in the Hamptons

The Guest by Emma Cline(The Author)
Published on Jul 29, 2023 12:39 PM IST

Book Box | The hidden truth about the opium poppy

A lost Kindle sets the stage for a journey into opium's gripping past and its significance today. Presenting a compelling book list with secrets of the poppy.

Smoke and Ashes(The Author)
Published on Jul 22, 2023 03:05 PM IST

Book Box: The Best of 2023 (So Far)

Six best books of the year - award winning fiction, tech, feminism and indigenous wisdom.

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano(The Author)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Book Box | On building libraries and burning books

Moving from the renovated David Sassoon Library to four books that trace the history of burning libraries, their resilience and the emotions they evoke

The newly renovated David Sassoon public library in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. (Courtesy the author)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 12:53 PM IST

Book Box | The secret lives of banks

Whether you are a finance person or simply curious about money, power and human behaviour, read these four books for an insightful analysis of economic systems

Roller Coaster author Tamal Bandyopadhyay (seventh from left) with your columnist (ninth from left) and other members of her book club (Courtesy: Sonya Dutta Choudhury)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Book Box: In Bengaluru, a walk in the park and books as ideal companions

Campus novels are absorbing reads because they are plump with the possibilities of youthful energy, with a heady mix of idealism and evil, and of human passions

Cubbon Park (courtesy: the author)
Published on Jun 24, 2023 03:01 PM IST

Dali's ashtray in Mumbai

When Air India commissioned an artefact by Salvador Dali, he wanted nothing other than a baby elephant as payment

Ashtray designed by Salvador Dali at the NGMA, Mumbai (Picture courtesy the NGMA)
Published on Jun 19, 2023 08:58 PM IST

Book Box: Five Gripping Family Sagas Spotlighting Fathers

Discover the complexities of fatherhood as these compelling stories delve into the joys, struggles, and transformative power of paternal relationships.

The Covenant of Water (Courtesy: The Author)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 08:42 PM IST

Book Box: Didn't finish your book? It's okay

A Do Not Finish (DNF) reading strategy can help you be a happier reader. Here are 5 famous books I did not finish

Unfinished Business(Courtesy: The Author)
Published on Jun 10, 2023 07:40 PM IST

Book Box: Reading in the Mountains

Ten books to take into the mountains. And a bookish chat with Udayan Mukherjee, who tells us why a Himalayan village is the perfect venue for a murder story.

 Ten books to take into the mountains(Courtesy: The Author)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 09:38 PM IST

Book Box: A Delhi Bookstore Crawl

Three favourite Delhi bookstores to visit. Plus a bookish chat with Shobha Sengupta, bookstore and art gallery owner.

Books Galore!(Courtesy: The Author)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:03 PM IST

Book Box: A Weekend of Crime

Crime thrillers for your summer reading list. Plus a conversation with author Nilanjana Roy.

Black River by Nilanjana S. Roy(Courtesy: The Author)
Published on May 20, 2023 03:31 PM IST

Book Box: Five Pulitzer Prizewinners For You

Two cleverly constructed Pulitzer prizewinners and three old favourites for you.

Trust by Hernan Diaz
Updated on May 13, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Book Box: Books for a Miffed Mother

Five books + a short story, for Mother's Day next week.

The Paper Menagerie.
Published on May 07, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Book Box: Why We Need Royal Family Stories

From ancient Rome to Ukraine, read these books, to celebrate coronation week. And meet Ira Mukhoty, who tells us why we need royal family stories.

Ira Mukhoty.
Updated on May 03, 2023 05:31 PM IST

Book Box: Love, inter-caste

Commemorate April, Dalit History Month, with these three unforgettable novels on inter-caste love

Commemorating Dalit History Month.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Book Box: A Poem A Day

Five poem books to celebrate Poetry Writing Month. And a chat with the multi-talented Jerry Pinto on ways to bring poetry back into our lives.

A Poem A Day, Gulzar.
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:56 AM IST

Book Box: The Magic of Workplace Libraries

Build a corporate library in six easy steps. And meet Srikanth Velamakanni, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics

Srikanth Velamakanni, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics.
Published on Apr 08, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Book Box: A Guide to Help Women Get Rich

Start the new financial year with books to help you get rich. And meet financial coach Lisa Pallavi Barbora, who tells us which books we should avoid.

Lisa Pallavi Barbora.
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 01:11 PM IST

Book Box: How to Avert a Financial Collapse

Explore solutions to a crisis by understanding financial systems with these 6 books. And meet Ashish Chauhan, CEO of the National Stock Exchange, for a bookish conversation

Ashish Chauhan, CEO, NSE.
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Book Box: Fighting the Patriarchs with a Bookstore Crawl in NYC

Uncover the secrets of patriarchal domination in these four books. And meet the amazing Angela Saini, author of the sensational new book on the origins of patriarchy.

Mcknally Jackson Seaport, NYC.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 02:03 PM IST

Book Box: The Double Lives of Working Women

Pick up these three books as gifts for working women and men. And meet Kavitha Murali, writer of the popular ‘Girl at Work’ newsletter.

Kavitha Murali.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:39 AM IST

Book Box: The Goddess, the Writer of Science, and Women Who Fight

Celebrate the upcoming Women’s Day by reading these three books about women fighters. Anald meet Mahima Vashisht, the fiery and fearless newsletter writer.

Celebrating Women's Day.
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 04:08 PM IST
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