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?
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Dilli, an anthology of poetry on Delhi by under-30s is a collection that captures the love-hate-and-other emotions that the city evokes, says RK Biswas in her review.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE A thread of pain or pathos resulting in compassion runs through her weaved words which becomes sweet poetry, says Aju Mukhopadhyay, in his review of Vinita’s debut book of poems, ‘Words not Spoken’.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE A tight plot and a subtle commentary on Calcutta’s transitioning social makeup make ‘Culling Mynahs and Crows’ an interesting read, says Vibha Sharma in her review of the book.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Vinita Agrawal reviews Blitzkrieg, a “mesmerising presentation of art” that goes beyond being a collection of poems.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Em and the Big Hoom inspires you to celebrate every moment of your life. It inspires you to reach within yourself. Em connects you to your true self, says Priya Gopal, and insists that it is a must-read.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis is certainly illuminating as well as luminous with the power of its magnificent prose, says Kalpanaa Misra, in her review of the book and adds that it is a must-read.
THE LOUNGE| TURN OF THE PAGE In ‘The Hope Factory’, Lavanya Sankaran tells a poignant tale of modern urban India that juxtaposes modernity and tradition, affluence and poverty, but it lacks the punch that was delivered in her first anthology, says Deepa Padmanaban.
THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE A sequel to the classic Pride and Prejudice, ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ is a vapid read, capturing the magic of its successor only in parts, says Priya Anand in her review of the book.