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Book Box | Who exposed big pharma and what do need to know about him?

The award-winning author of ‘Empire of Pain’ on what drives him to investigate and enjoy playing the skunk in the garden party

 Patrick Radden Keefe (Sonya Dutta Choudhury)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:26 PM IST

Book Box | From Gone Girl to gritty romance, my journey into modern love

Unpacking love today one finds romance is a myth constructed by another era. Modern stories are less seductive, but revel in what happens in the "ever after"

Relationships by Alain de Botton(Author)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 11:01 PM IST

Book Box | FOMO and feasting at the Jaipur Lit Fest

Choices, conversations and chai in the cultural immersion of the Jaipur Lit Fest. Plus a list of festival-inspired 10 must-reads.

Jaipur: Visitors at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_05_2024_000381B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 09:57 PM IST

Book Box | The little library garden at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Books and films like Annapoorani and Animal, and even Marathi mutton and bhakri pop up in the library garden at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai.

Shantanu Ray Chaudhri, Michaela Talwar and Aditi Mediratta ( seated l to r) at the David Sassoon Library Garden(. Photo courtesy author)
Published on Feb 03, 2024 08:43 PM IST

Book Box: The destroyed fort that lives on

Conservation architect Anisha Shekhar Mukherji pieces together the stories of the Red Fort in a beautiful new edition of her book, The Red Fort of Shajahanbad.

Anisha Shekhar Mukherji ( photo by author)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 09:16 PM IST

Book Box | A moving memoir offers six strategies to become a master persuader

At business school, where young professionals learn persuasion, what better teacher than the real-life campaigner for a woman’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia?

Daring to Drive(Author)
Published on Jan 20, 2024 08:43 PM IST

Book Box: William Dalrymple: The man with a foot in both camps

The founder of the Jaipur Literature Festival on growing up in Scotland and why you should go to the JLF

William Dalrymple( ( pic courtesy William Dalrymple)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 11:13 PM IST

Book Box | Writers, it’s okay to be jealous

Seven books that show you the dark side of being a writer, plus antidotes to writerly jealousy

The Artist's Way
Published on Jan 07, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Book Box | Meet Mita Kapur, literary agent, food writer

The founder and CEO of Siyahi Literary Agency speaks about literary festivals, advice for writers and on cooking jungle maas

Mita Kapur, literary agent and food writer
Published on Jan 01, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Book Box | Food books for a festive Christmas and holiday season

Six food books to gift the food lovers in your life at Christmas and New Year

Indian Christmas(Author)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 08:00 AM IST

Book Box | Reimagining Raghuram Rajan

A book of prescriptions on India's economic policies by a former RBI Governor and a book on capitalism by a former finance minister.

Raghuram Rajan (centre) with co-author Rohit Lamba (right) and Faye D’souza (left)
Published on Dec 17, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Book Box | Why these books became my 2023 favourites

A love-hate relationship with end-of-year book lists prompts me to dig deeper into why I read

Favourites this year
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:01 AM IST

Book Box | Why I changed my mind about reading climate change books

A picture book, a thriller, environmental reporting and YA novels help me change my mind about reading on climate change

Reading about climate change gives you a sense of the scale of the problem. (HT Archive)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 08:30 AM IST

Book Box | Write, pitch, face rejection, learn

As National Novel Writing Month ends, novelist Siddhartha Deb and literary agent Kanishka Gupta offer insights on what it takes to become an author

Letters to a Young Writer
Published on Nov 26, 2023 08:30 AM IST

Book Box | A bookstore in New York draws attention to literary gems

The literary inspirations of authors help readers unlock a great mystery. For those participating in NaNoWriMo, there are some good lessons to learn from this

The Albertine Bookstore, Central Park, New York(Courtesy: The author)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Book Box | Reflections on Diwali from across continents

From the bustling streets of New York to the warmth of Diwali in Mumbai, reflections on finding solace in shared moments and the embrace of familiar traditions

Crime writer David Swinson (right) speaking to Charles Salzberg (left) at The Mysterious Bookshop, New York(Courtesy: The Author)
Published on Nov 12, 2023 09:22 AM IST

Book box | Welcome back, Bill. We've missed you.

The creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson is back, this time with a darkly enigmatic new picture book (for adults)

The Mysteries, a fable for grown-ups by cartoonist Bill Watterson and caricaturist John Kascht (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 04:45 PM IST

Book Box | Manohar Malgonkar's literary journey into princely India

In a literary exploration of the legendary Manohar Malgonkar's works, we are transported to the heart of princely India through his novel The Princes.

The Princes
Published on Oct 29, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Book Box | Wandering in the wild pages: A literary exploration of wildlife

Take a safari through the pages of wildlife books, exploring the impact of various animal-focused books and the enduring connection between words and the wild.

The Elephant Whisperer
Published on Oct 21, 2023 10:21 PM IST

Book Box | 6 books, 3 podcasts to help you understand Israel-Palestine conflict

A list to help you wrap your head around the recent Hamas attack and the subsequent escalation of the long-simmering tension in West Asia

Palestine by Joe Sacco
Published on Oct 15, 2023 09:02 AM IST

Book Box | A favourite short story and the latest Cormoran Strike

Journeying through 'The Paper Menagerie,' 'The Covenant of Water,' and Robert Galbraith's (JK Rowling's pseudonym) latest 'The Running Grave'

The Running Grave
Published on Oct 07, 2023 07:06 PM IST

Book Box | Literary exploration with 'Quarterlife' and 'Sakina’s Kiss'

Delve into the conversations and themes of modernity, identity, and rebellion found in "Quarterlife" and "Sakina’s Kiss," two compelling literary works

Quarterlife and Sakina's Kiss
Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST

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
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