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V-Day Special: 25 timeless quotes on love that will give you the feels

Compiled by DAKSHATA SAHNI I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes… Love is all around me, and so the feeling grows… ~ Love Actually (2003) Yes, Valentine’s Day is back again. Whether you’re a fan of all things mushy or sceptical of the entire concept of Valentine’s Day, love quotes…… Continue reading V-Day Special: 25 timeless quotes on love that will give you the feels

Authors

From Nikita Singh: A Singles’ Survival Guide for Valentine’s Day

by NIKITA SINGH It’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means all sorts of headaches for people without a Valentine. The blues that come with being single on Valentine’s Day are not so much because of the day or what it stands for, but more about the atmosphere people…… Continue reading From Nikita Singh: A Singles’ Survival Guide for Valentine’s Day

Books · Inside HarperCollins India

Cover story: Here’s the design thinking that went into Harper Perennial’s ten special editions

This year, HarperCollins India is celebrating ten years of Perennial, its dedicated imprint devoted to translations from Indian languages into English. Fans and bibliophiles can look forward to owning a brand new range of ten of the most iconic titles published under the Perennial imprint.

Book Excerpts · fiction · short story

Diwali in Muzaffarnagar: A Short Story by Tanuj Solanki

It was the day of Diwali, around three in the afternoon. I was in the toilet, the common toilet between my parents’ bedroom – only in name, because they haven’t slept together for fifteen years – and the room that houses my ailing grandfather. I was masturbating thinking of Marie-Anne, and I was close. I…… Continue reading Diwali in Muzaffarnagar: A Short Story by Tanuj Solanki

Books · International · Preview

January Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

The Woman in the Window | A.J. Finn ‘The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off this totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling’ ~ Stephen King As a person…… Continue reading January Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

Book Excerpts · Preview

How to Conduct a Same-sex Wedding Based on Indian Rituals

A wedding (vivah) in Hinduism is a rite of passage (samskara) that transforms a single entity into one half of a conjugal pair (dampatya). Being single, however, does not mean being incomplete. The idea of ‘wholeness’ in Hinduism is not necessarily a matter of the union of two bodies in marriage or even two souls in love; rather, wholeness or completeness in Hinduism can be understood as rising to the fullness of one’s true self and expanding the arena of one’s selfhood (brah – to expand, manas – the mind).

Asides · Editors' Desks

An Introvert’s Guide to ‘Celebrating’ New Year’s Eve

No change in the calendar calls for more fanfare than the transition from 31 December to 01 January. It’s all well and good but the overwhelming pressure to ‘CELEBRATE’ can make it an introvert’s nightmare.   Here’s presenting 5 ways you can enjoy this night without faking it. READ A BOOK, DUH! Seriously, get a…… Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to ‘Celebrating’ New Year’s Eve

Books · Preview

Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from December

2017 has come to an end and we hope this year was as wonderful for our readers as it was for us. We’d like to end this year with a bang and some of our best books have released this month. Here are the top five releases, go get your copy of these today! From…… Continue reading Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from December

Books · International · Preview

December Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

Arrowood – Mick Finlay Away from the posh streets of Central London, where Sherlock Holmes is the go-to person to solve all things sinister, victims turn to a lesser known figure – Arrowood, a self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard, private investigator and hater of Holmes. When a man disappears under mysterious circumstances and Arrowood’s best lead…… Continue reading December Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction