THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Bakul Banerjee reviews Arundhati Roy’s latest novel ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Most of us are aware of authors like Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton Mistry, who are feted in the West. There are, however, many other Indian authors who write beautifully and connect very well with the Indian masses. Harshita Nanda writes about Anuja Chauhan, whose work may qualify as chick-lit, but if you read carefully you might be surprised.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE P Ravindran Nayar reviews ‘Gleanings’, M. Mohankumar’s 8th poetry collection.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Ajay Patri reviews ‘The Return’ by Hisham Matar, a harrowing but humane memoir about the conflict in Libya and the toll it exacted on the author’s life.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE ‘10 Judgements that Changed India’ by Zia Mody is an easy read even for someone without a law background, and provides a good idea of the role of the judiciary in India’s political history.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Ananya Sarkar reviews Manu Bhattathiri’s short story collection, ‘Savithri’s Special Room and Other Stories’. The review explores various aspects of the book and elaborates on the overall experience of reading this debut work of the writer.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Anupama Krishnakumar reviews Perumal Murugan’s “Pyre”, translated from Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan.
Parth Pandya reviews Salman Rushdie’s latest ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’, calling it a work of uncommon and unabashed beauty.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Vibha Sharma reviews Ruskin Bond’s latest collection of essays, ‘A Book of Simple Living’, pointing out that the author’s simple language, his observations and the beauty in the simplicity of his life make for a fascinating read.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Shom Biswas recollects with fondness a doyen of Bengali children’s writing, Buddhadev Guha, and his captivating character, Rijuda.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE ‘r2i dreams: for here or to go?’ written by Parth Pandya, Ramya Sethuraman and Subashini Srinivasan, draws you in right from the beginning with its personal connect, says Vani Viswanathan, in her review of the book that deals with the eternal question that plagues the minds of Indian immigrants in the U.S. – Should we return to India or stay on?