Articles by Sonya Dutta Choudhury
The award-winning author of ‘Empire of Pain’ on what drives him to investigate and enjoy playing the skunk in the garden party
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"
Choices, conversations and chai in the cultural immersion of the Jaipur Lit Fest. Plus a list of festival-inspired 10 must-reads.
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.
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.
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?
The founder of the Jaipur Literature Festival on growing up in Scotland and why you should go to the JLF
Seven books that show you the dark side of being a writer, plus antidotes to writerly jealousy
The founder and CEO of Siyahi Literary Agency speaks about literary festivals, advice for writers and on cooking jungle maas
Six food books to gift the food lovers in your life at Christmas and New Year
A book of prescriptions on India's economic policies by a former RBI Governor and a book on capitalism by a former finance minister.
A love-hate relationship with end-of-year book lists prompts me to dig deeper into why I read
A picture book, a thriller, environmental reporting and YA novels help me change my mind about reading on climate change
As National Novel Writing Month ends, novelist Siddhartha Deb and literary agent Kanishka Gupta offer insights on what it takes to become an author
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
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
The creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson is back, this time with a darkly enigmatic new picture book (for adults)
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.
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.
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
Journeying through 'The Paper Menagerie,' 'The Covenant of Water,' and Robert Galbraith's (JK Rowling's pseudonym) latest 'The Running Grave'
Delve into the conversations and themes of modernity, identity, and rebellion found in "Quarterlife" and "Sakina’s Kiss," two compelling literary works
How other writers and readers remember the late Gita Mehta
Originating from Denmark in 2000, the Human Library is a space dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations, sparking curiosity, and addressing queries
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
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
Devaki Jain's audacious life defied conventions, forged global connections, and redefined India's narrative
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.
Dive into these five podcasts to supercharge your reading. And meet Tara Khandelwal of Books and Beyond with Bound
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