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Fighting Time & Tide

A Better Man is the fifteenth book in the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny, readable as much for the setting of the novels, as for the crimes committed and solved. Three...

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Suspense Is The Key

Alfred Hitchcock made Frederick Knott’s stage play Dial M For Murder immortal by making a film based on it (in 1954).  Vijay Kenkre has directed a Marathi version c...

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Sisters Under The Skin

Jennifer Weiner’s sprawling novel, Mrs Everything, captures an era in American life, through the criss-crossing lives of two Jewish sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman. Grow...

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Murder, He Said

The Gujarati play Shaatir, starring Tiku Talsania in a role quite different from the comic roles he is known for, has been running successfully. It has been directed by Manges...

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Wild Child

Where the Crawdads Sing, the debut novel by Delia Owens, a wildlife scientist, has been on the bestseller lists for over a year. Reportedly, Reese Witherspoon, who has champio...

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Shock And Aargh

This is the kind of thing that one could imagine happening in Mumbai.  A woman returns from a holiday to find strangers moving into her house. In Louise Candlish’s ...

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Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so far—deals with parental anxiety caused by an offspring's inter-community romance. T...

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Cannibal On The Run

This new John Sandford book, Neon Prey, 29th in his bestselling Prey series, is not for the squeamish, featuring as it does, a cannibal as the villain. It is also a bit offens...

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Wedding Woes

There can be no wedding in our country, without high stress and drama, some of which playwright-director Veena Bakshi has captured with humour in Ank’s production of Ham...

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The Right Thing

Who would kill a man with a few days to live, unless there is a reason to silence him? David Baldacci’s unusual creation, Amos Decker, the man with a perfect memory, ...

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Simran Puri’s Kangan

Women are equals now by law but back then it was different… The story unfolds am...

November 1 2019

Fighting Time & Tide

A Better Man is the fifteenth book in the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny, readabl...

October 31 2019

Conversations with Aditiya Singh’s Canvas’

“I don’t paint music, I paint noise, I don’t paint for aesthetic appea...

October 7 2019