Month: June 2015

  • From the archives: Dhan Gopal Mukherji

    From the archives: Dhan Gopal Mukherji

    “In the annals of the Newberry Medal, one of the most prestigious awards for children’s writing, the only Indian name on the rolls is that of Dhan Gopal Mukherji.”

  • Journal: Reading with intent

    Journal: Reading with intent

    There was a time in my twenties and thirties when I read (or speed-read) about 30-40 books a month, as part of my job as a book reviewer and columnist. In some weeks, the number of books I read ran higher than 10, though 15 was the maximum I could safely attempt. People almost always […]

  • Speaking Volumes: Bibhuti’s Sansar

    Speaking Volumes: Bibhuti’s Sansar

    “Bibhuti grew up shaped by stories, attuned to the Bengal countryside, and on intimate terms with poverty.” A tribute to the author of Pather Panchali and Aparajito.

  • Book Review: The Dark Net

    Book Review: The Dark Net

    “Bartlett is an excellent guide to the Dark Net as it existed up to 2014. He has a well-informed, curious mind, is not squeamish and isn’t interested in sensationalism. He’s just as fascinated by the human creativity on display as by the crime and anarchy the Dark Net fosters.”