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September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

The Nationalist It will not be an exaggeration to say that multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is behind every critical national endeavour – India’s first nuclear submarine; its strategic weapon and missile systems; the space exploration programme; and infrastructure like metro systems and nuclear power plants. And one man has been instrumental in taking…… Continue reading September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

Aaand we’re almost there! The penultimate chapter of this mini-series. Vish Dhamija, author of Unlawful Justice, takes the story further. Who’s faking it, darling? Me or you? Mira thinks as she walks out. In her nightmare, she was being hounded by men with knives, and from experience, she knows that it isn’t merely a dream.…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

After a cliffhanger second chapter by Tanushree Podder, Scarlet Night is back with a new instalment from the writer of crime novels Himalayan White and Himalayan Hazard, Amitabh Pandey. Just one more chapter to go after this, before we throw it open to readers to write the final chapter of this mini-series. Here we go:…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

We’re back with Scarlet Night, part of our month-long celebration of crime fiction. Hope you enjoyed reading the first chapter by Trisha Bora which we shared exclusively on Harper Broadcast last week. Today, we bring you the next instalment of the series, the second chapter by Tanushree Podder. Here we go: I hate these tasks.  A…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

September is Crime Month at HarperCollins India this year and we’ve brought together four talented writers to write Scarlet Night, a brand new serialized crime fiction drama. Our writers will set the plot, one chapter at a time, for you, the reader, to give the crime its destined end. Change everything or nothing, it’s up to…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

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August Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

August, the month where we celebrate our freedom, enjoy our independence and almost always revisit our long-standing issues with our neighbour Pakistan. No wonder two of the top five releases this month are based on these themes, while the other three include a witty and deeply insightful memoir, a satirical novel, and the past and…… Continue reading August Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

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Opinion: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Nudity

My children have the benefit of what most of my generation (and those before us) didn’t: a parent who talks (endlessly) about sex. But even if you don’t enjoy it nearly as much as I do (the talking … okay, not just the talking), you can still do your damnedest to explain it well. Not…… Continue reading Opinion: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Nudity

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Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else…… Continue reading Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

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‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it’s impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children…… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

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#ArtView: Ten Books with Stunning Cover Photos

A lot goes into the creation of a book cover. First come the broad ideas, both from the author and the publisher. They’re followed by inputs and suggestions from the creatives – the cover designer, editor and the production team to help embellish those ideas. The final cover that holds the book together on shelves…… Continue reading #ArtView: Ten Books with Stunning Cover Photos