Aadisht Khanna
The Olza river, with Cieszyn, Poland, on one bank and Ceský Tešín, Czech Republic, on the other. Photo: Darwinek

Cieszyn: One town, two countries

6 min read . 27 May 2017
Carnivalesque: By Neil Jordan, Bloomsbury, 282 pages, Rs599.

Book review: Carnivalesque

2 min read . 21 Apr 2017
Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. stands with the US flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 12 mission, in 1969. Photo: Reuters

Moonglow: A portrait of grumpy grace

3 min read . 24 Mar 2017
Neil Gaiman’s own introduction to the Norse gods was through Thor.

Book review: Norse Mythology

2 min read . 17 Mar 2017
I Contain Multitudes—The Microbes Within Us And A Grander View Of Life: By Ed Yong, Ecco, 368 pages, Rs254 (Kindle).

Why we exist

3 min read . 18 Nov 2016
Marco Polo (left) and Kublai Khan are part of the novel’s historical landscape. Photographs: Wikimedia Commons<br />

Book Review | The Avatari

2 min read . 05 Apr 2014
Miracles: By Ranjit Lal, Inked/Penguin, 288 pages, 299<br />

Quick Lit | Miracles

2 min read . 22 Feb 2014
The castle in Toszek. Photo: Jan Mehlich/Wikimedia Commons<br />
Flat-Track Bullies: By Balaji Venkataramanan, Duckbill, 256 pages, Rs250<br />

Young Lit | Flat-Track Bullies

2 min read . 28 Sep 2013
Cracked: By Eliza Crewe, Penguin/Inked, 312 pages, Rs250.<br />

Young Lit | Cracked

2 min read . 29 Jun 2013
Dadyburjor misses his chance to satirize the Page 3 set. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Quick Lit | How I Got Lucky

1 min read . 11 May 2013
Masani looks at Macaulay’s larger career as a Whig politician and public servant. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.<br />

Book Review | Macaulay

3 min read . 04 Jan 2013
Bengal, the Cold Weather 1873—A Dream of Edward Lear in India: Tranquebar Press , 138 pages, Rs195.<br />

Quick Lit | Calcutta cool

2 min read . 23 Nov 2012
The white cliffs of Dover, England, from a modern ferry. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br />

Lost Worlds | With forked tongue

2 min read . 09 Nov 2012
The Krishna Key: Westland, 475 pages, ₹ 250<br />

Quick Lit | Conspiracy K

2 min read . 05 Oct 2012