Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from May

The Spy Chronicles by A.S. Dulat, Aditya Sinha and Asad Durrani   The Spy Chronicles is the first-of-its-kind book anywhere in the world that brings together former chiefs of the intelligence agencies of rival nations. A.S. Dulat headed India's RAW in 1999-2000, while General Asad Durrani helmed Pakistan's ISI in 1990-91. Off the field, though,… Continue reading Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from May

Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV

'Living the Dream: The Life of the 'Bollywood' Actor by New York-based actor-photographer Mark Bennington (who also played Deputy Commissioner Wilkie in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy) is a coffee table book every movie buff must have. It shows a range of actors—from strugglers to A-list celebs—behind the scenes, doing everyday things as they go… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV

Of Divorce and Income Certificates. An extract from ‘The View from Kollam’

‘We are not man and wife. We are divorced.’ This statement took me by surprise as the speaker was an ordinary middle-aged man, looking exactly like the college professor that he actually was. The prim, neatly attired woman sitting by his side looked what the headmistress of a high school should look like. Their pleasant… Continue reading Of Divorce and Income Certificates. An extract from ‘The View from Kollam’