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COMING-OF-AGE STORY  BOOKS ‘The Far Field’ review: A postcard in red and gold Sheila Kumar SEPTEMBER 07, 2019   An unexpectedly nuanced look at Kashmir from down south Madhuri Vijay’s first novel is a beautifully nuanced tale in these times of no nuance. The author dunks us deep into the family scrum of the protagonist,…

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BOOK REVIEW: THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by ARUNDHATI ROY

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Penguin Books. This take, rather than a full-fledged review,  is in three parts. I Just started on the book a few days ago and find my lips quirking into small smiles every few paragraphs. Smiles of recognition of people, places, situations. Smiles of amusement at the weirdly…

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REVIEW: THIS UNQUIET LAND by BARKHA DUTT

This Unquiet Land by Barkha Dutt (Aleph) The title line says `Stories from India’s fault lines,` and indeed this autobiography from arguably one of the country`s best TV news-journalists,  is just that: a klieg light shone on the disquieting things we would rather not dwell too much upon. Dutt touches on the dismal condition of…

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BOOK REVIEW: UNBOXED WRITERS BLOG/THE BOOK OF GOLD LEAVES by MIRZA WAHEED

                                                             The Painted Word The Book of Golden Leaves by Mirza Waheed. In his first book, The Collaborator, Mirza Waheed spun a stunning story, thinly veiled…

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TRAVEL: SUNDAY HERALD/NIGHTFALL IN THE NUBRA

Nightfall in Nubra Sheila Kumar, Feb 16, 2014:                                                                                              …

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TRAVEL: THE TIMES OF INDIA/SNOW SONG, WINTER IN KASHMIR

SNOW SONG Nights in white satin and days of shining glory…the serene beauty of winter in Gulmarg PHOTO: J & K TOURISM The poet who talked of a winter wonderland was quite definitely talking about Gulmarg as far as I am concerned. And yet, in the seasonal twilight zone which follows the golden autumn of…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/ GULMARG, KASHMIR

DECCAN HERALD/SUNDAY HERALD 27 November 1988                                       In the Forest                                                         …

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