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Notes of a Dream: Here’s what happened on the night AR Rahman won an Oscar

From being compelled to shoulder the responsibilities of his household at a tender age, converting to Islam at the age of 23 to emerging as one of the most successful music composers in India and finally walking upto the stage and collecting an Oscar in 2011, Rahman's story was waiting to be told.

Chef Vikas Khanna presents 16 kg tome to Queen Elizabeth II

Only 12 copies of "Utsav" have been made and this was the 11th copy. It was specially handcrafted, gold gilded and presented in a raw pink Ahimsa Silk.

Mind Over Matter

Bureaucrat Balvinder Kumar’s new book maps our emotional response to the world around us

Memorial on Mahasweta Devi to come up in Kolkata

Jnanpith awardee Mahasweta Devi, who crusaded for the rights of tribals and the marginalised throughout her life, died on July 28 last year.

I have aged but not my perspective or writing: Padma Shri Keki N Daruwalla

The much acclaimed poet-cum-novelist was struck by the fact that most of his short stories were not in the market.

Knowing the Unknown

Vappala Balachandran’s book focusses on Subhash Chandra Bose’ aide ACN Nambiar.

Troubles with Translation

A panel discussion at the Gateway LitFest takes up the issue of translations.

Speakeasy: The One Before Bond

It is time to resurrect Mickey Spillane, the legitimate foreparent of James Bond.

Power Trips

The prime antagonist of the story is a vigilante, who has been shaped by rough life events — that includes getting molested by a priest.

A Delicate Truth

Who was the real ACN Nambiar? A riveting account of the life of an enigmatic man and his role in a lesser-known strand of the Indian national movement that was centred in Berlin

How to Train Your Dragon

A slightly strident analysis of the problems that hold India back from becoming a regional and global power

The Problem of Choice

Former chief economist of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and C. Marks Professor at Cornell University