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Report: Jacob Collier in Mumbai

The only British artist to have won a Grammy for each of his first four albums, Collier transformed the concert into an utterly immersive musical experience

Jacob Collier (Harald Krichel/Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 06:06 PM IST
ByMihir Chitre

Page to screen: Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese’s vision transforms David Grann’s book into a robust dialogue about stories and who gets to tell them

Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon. (Courtesy of Apple TV Plus)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 07:32 AM IST

AS Byatt and the freedom to think

AS Byatt's work captured the political events that shaped 20th century English society, and she was praised for her ability to make readers think independently

AS Byatt wrote two dozen novels and won the Booker Prize for ‘Possession’ in 1990. (ian west via AP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 10:00 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

Review: Rituparno Ghosh On/And Film edited by Somdatta Mandal and Koushik Mondal

Award winning film maker Rituparno Ghosh was also a writer of profiles, short stories and song lyrics in Bengali. This volume includes a collection of his writing translated into English

Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh won around 12 national and some international awards for his critical and commercially successful films like Unishe April, Dahan, Asukh, Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Bariwali, Antarmahal, Noukadubi, Abohoman, Chitrangada and The Last Lear. (Prateek Choudhary/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 09:54 AM IST
ByShoma A Chatterji

Apurva Bose Dutta, author, Architectural Inheritance and Evolution in India

On her book that looks at 10 families to understand the growth of contemporary architecture in India

The Museum of Architecture in Chandigarh by Shiv Datt Sharma
Published on Nov 21, 2023 04:53 PM IST
ByTeja Lele

Report: Prithvi Festival 2023

Love poetry and plays that examined nostalgia and the workings of patriarchy featured at this year’s theatre fest

Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah in Old World (Courtesy Prithvi Festival)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 08:00 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

Essay: On natural disasters and climate writing

All the romanticisation with unseasonal rains shouldn’t make us forget that climate change wreaks havoc through heatwaves, forest fires, floods and flash rains

A hail storm in New Delhi on May 14, 2020 (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 05:04 PM IST
ByDeepansh Duggal

HT Picks; New Reads

This week’s list of interesting reads includes a cookbook inspired by the culinary genius of a well travelled lawyer, a memoir that pays homage to the author’s childhood and to his mother, an exploration of the stars who are creating acceptability for Hindutva’s core beliefs through popular culture

On the reading list this week is a Marwari cookbook, a memoir from one of Kerala’s foremost authors, and an exploration of how pop culture is being used to make Hindutva more acceptable to many more people. (HT Team)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:10 AM IST
ByHT Team

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones: “I don’t condemn the past; I try to put it in context”

The author of ‘Empire Building: The Construction of British India, 1690–1860; on retro-liberalism, being objective about the East India Company, and how British empire building was different in India

Historian Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (Courtesy the publisher)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:08 AM IST
BySyed Saad Ahmed

Review: This is Salvaged by Vauhini Vara

The author’s new short story collection explores life’s familiar traumas of loss, loneliness, addiction and ageing

Many of the stories in Vauhini Vara’s new collection explore the female experiences of biological change, family relationships and loneliness. These are themes also prominent in the work of Mrinalini Mukherjee, whose sculpture Aranyani (1996) is pictured above. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:06 AM IST
BySharmistha Jha

Review: Bahubali; 63 Insights into Jainism by Devdutt Pattanaik

A new book offers a good entry point into the religion for those who are curious about Jain cosmology, customs, and philosophy

Pilgrims at the Ranakpur Jain temple (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:04 AM IST

Ranjit Hoskote - “I grieve for the direction in which Germany is going”

The poet, art curator and cultural critic on the circumstances that led to his resignation from the Finding Committee for the 16th edition of Documenta

Ranjit Hoskote (Priyesha Nair)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 08:51 PM IST

Review: The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai

A novel about the quest for food and love set in a Kyoto diner that not only serves delicious meals but also helps customers locate long forgotten dishes

A Kyoto bylane. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 07:21 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Review: The House on Via Gemito by Domenico Starnone

An autobiographical novel that looks at the author’s father, a disturbed artist, with an unerring eye

The city of Naples, where the novel is set. (Wolfgang Moroder / Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 09:09 PM IST
ByHritik Verma

Interview | Scherezade Siobhan - “No human relationship is 100% a safe space”

The practising psychologist’s latest book, That Beautiful Elsewhere, is a moving collection of essays on challenges to mental health

Psychologist and author Scherezade Siobhan (Courtesy the subject)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 07:39 PM IST
ByHuzan Tata

Unsettling beauty

Poets like Jonaki Roy, Aishwarya Iyer, Ramesh Karthik Nayak, and Deepankar Khiwani challenge the representational limits set by the educated bourgeoisie

“Bats and owls/ransack the night/in search of remnants/of memory hidden/by human beings.” - From ‘Chakmak’ by Ramesh Karthik Nayak (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 03:15 PM IST
BySaikat Majumdar

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

MAMI mia! – notes from a festival

Attending the MAMI film festival can be both tiresome and exhilarating. Careful planning, however, helped this writer catch the best films from across the world

Monster, a film by Hirokazu Kareeda. (Film still)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 08:00 AM IST
ByMihir Chitre

HT Picks; New Reads

On the reading list this week is a collection of short stories translated from the Malayalam, an advertising man’s memoir, and a book that aims to create awareness about our moral responsibility towards other beings

This week’s list of interesting reads includes short stories translated from the Malayalam, an ad man’s memoir, and a volume on the entwined well being of humans and animals. (HT Team)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:48 AM IST
ByHT Team

Review: The Great Indian Cricket Circus

Not simply a compendium of information, this is a chronicle of memories around the game that evokes joy, sadness, longing, anger, despair, and hope

Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner during the ICC Men's World Cup ODI cricket match between India and New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala on October 22, 2023. (Manvender Vashist Lav/PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Sharon Dodua Otoo - “My aim was to reach readers at an emotional level”

'Ada's Realm' is a novel that explores the displacement and enslavement of women across different time periods. The author discusses the inspiration behind the book, the challenges faced, and the themes of identity, culture, and feminism. The novel employs a complex structure and uses objects as narrators to provide an objective perspective. The author also aims to challenge traditional notions of history and highlight the complexities of marginalized lives.

Author Sharon Dodua Otoo (Courtesy the subject)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:46 AM IST
ByShireen Quadri

Review: The Language of Trees by Katie Holten

Beautifully illustrated by author Katie Holten herself, The Language of Trees, which is a mix of texts, poems, song lyrics, essays, quotations and even recipes, is about trees and the natural world and their relationship to human lives

Amaltas trees in bloom. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:36 AM IST

Jodhpur RIFF: Music to soothe a savage breast

From Bade Ghazi Khan Manganiyar to Vikku Vinayakram, Suonna d’Ajere and Smita Bellur; great music and interesting conversations with performers made this year’s JodhpurRIFF a superb experience

Ars Nova Napoli had the crowd dancing. (Courtesy JodhpurRIFF)
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Sunshine at midnight: How Ann Cleeves’ Shetland creates a strong sense of place

"Doomscrolling led to the discovery of the crime show Shetland on Netflix, which captivated with its stunning setting in the remote Shetland Isles of Scotland."

The traditional burning of viking ship during the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland. (Pvince73/Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 08:17 PM IST
ByTeja Lele

Chonta DJ; riding the third wave in Latin American music

Alejandra Gomez aka DJ Chonta, who played at the Jodhpur RIFF, talks about her music management company and future collaborations with Rajasthani folk musicians

Alejandra Gomez, also known as ChontaDJ, performing at the Jodhpur RIFF roots music festival last month. (Jodhpur RIFF)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 10:09 PM IST

Raina Peterson: “I want viewers to experience Narasimha’s ferocity”

On the line between sensuality and violence evident in ‘Narasimha — Man-Lion,’ which was part of the queer classical Indian dance presented at the Jodhpur RIFF

Raina Peterson performing Narasimha — Man-Lion at the Jodhpur RIFF (Jodhpur RIFF/OIJO)
Published on Nov 07, 2023 08:34 PM IST
ByShireen Quadri

Out of the anchoring earth: Gieve Patel (1940-2023)

Gieve Patel's recent passing is a reminder of one's own advancing years. He was known for his work as a doctor, poet, painter, and playwright.

Gieve Patel at his home in Colaba, Mumbai, India, on January 13 2017. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:38 PM IST
ByVrinda Nabar

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
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