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The walls of Chaturbhuj temple are carved with two early instances of the ‘zero’. Photo: Zac O’Yeah

The world’s oldest carved zero

2 min read . 02 Sep 2018
Ruins at Arikamedu. Photo: Subhadip Mukherjee

The unlikely treasures of Arikamedu

5 min read . 13 May 2018
A procession to mark the death anniversary of Baba Ghor. Photo: Alamy

The legend of Baba Ghor

7 min read . 19 May 2017
Lauren Bacall (left) in ‘The Fan’. Photo: Paramount/The Kobal Collection <br />

Book of creeps

3 min read . 25 Jul 2015
Most terrifying and destructive are the demons within, says Banker<br />

Something wicked

4 min read . 27 Jun 2015
These books are all worth taking a look at while one waits for Mukul Deva’s new thriller, ‘Assassins’.<br />

Season of terror

3 min read . 09 May 2015
Supernatural thrills, horror tropes and enigmatic women in old havelis. Can this be a coincidence? Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Delhi gothic

4 min read . 11 Apr 2015
S.M. Pathak (left) with film-maker and writer Piyush Jha. Photo: Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times<br />

Writerly advice

2 min read . 16 Mar 2015
Bill Clinton. Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images<br />

What US Presidents read

3 min read . 14 Feb 2015
From Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!<br />

Mysterious affairs

4 min read . 03 Jan 2015
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2014’s best crime fiction debuts

3 min read . 20 Dec 2014
John Cusack in ‘Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil’<br />

A hustler’s murder

4 min read . 08 Nov 2014
Frankestein has been reinvented many times.<br />

The living dead

4 min read . 11 Oct 2014
Author John le Carré drew on his career as a former spy. Photo: Cristian Barnett/Hodder-Stoughton/Bloomberg<br />

Stranger than fiction

3 min read . 23 Sep 2014
Ian Rankin and Agatha Christie (below), legends in the world of crime fiction, have participated in separate collaborative projects. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images<br />

Two, or more, to tango

4 min read . 16 Aug 2014
George Michael (right) and Andrew Ridgeley of Wham! during a live performance. Photo: Express Newspapers/Getty Images<br />

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies

7 min read . 21 Jun 2014
Chinese author Mai Jia (left) worked as a cryptographer for close to two decades. Photo: Xinhua/AFP<br />

Decoding China

3 min read . 14 Jun 2014
British writer Catherine Sampson has based her best-selling novel ‘The Slaughter Pavilion’, on her experience of living in Beijing for many years. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images<br />

Chinese checkers

3 min read . 10 May 2014
Henning Mankell. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images<br />

The Henning Mankell wish

3 min read . 12 Apr 2014