Monday, September 21, 2015



Michael Cheang Let me just start by saying I love The Lion King. I've watched it

The morbidity of circumstances

How do you write about a book that is so very intense that it seems to freeze the blood

Impeccably honed writing of Avik Rahman

The Box is the debut of Avik Sanwar Rahman. It tells the story of a man who lost himself.

Lee Child's 'Past Tense' puts lots of tension in your present

Davin Arul After  two solid but not very memorable Jack Reacher tales (Night School and The

Elizabeth Gilbert's new novel is all sex, no drive

Hillary Kelly"You will never be an interesting person," the glamorous, accomplished, 50-something theater actress Edna Parker

Happy ever After? Not in this cliched teen romance

Sandra HallAfter is a direct descendant of the romance comic. Remember it? Its heroines spent much

A passage through time

I bought "Harilal & Sons" by Sujit Saraf on a friend's recommendation. The bulk of the book was

Lydia Kwa's Oracle Bone is magical historical fiction for adults

Oracle Bone, the new novel from Singapore-born, Vancouver-based writer Lydia Kwa, is at once richly imaginative and deeply

'Plus One' is the charming rom-com

 Nell Minow "Gee, I get a lonesome feeling/When I hear the church bells chime/ Those wedding

Unicorn Store- Brie Larson's directorial debut isn't weird enough

Karl DelossantosI can see what Brie Larson saw in Samantha McIntyre's screenplay that made her want

Of reading and conversations

If you want some rollicking reading with some off-beat characters, "Those Pricey Thakur Girls", is the book for

Haruki Murakami, devastation and transformation

Sebastian Partogi Haruki Murakami's latest novel Killing Commendatore is a tale of loss, grief and the

'Toy Story 4': Fabulous footnote to a fantastic franchise

Michael Cheang There is a reason there are so many great movie trilogies out there …

A capitalist-splaining morality tale

Tara Brady If you see only one Canadian-Belgian drama about high-frequency trading and ultra-low latency direct

Trust Exercise: A bold novel that might leave you feeling cheated

John BoyneOnce in a while, a novel's plot takes such an unexpected turn, breaking the unspoken

'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'

Davin Arul Kills so slick, stylish and merciless that the press preview audience burst into applause

'Late In The Day' is extraordinarily good, within its limits

Martin Spice Tessa Hadley is very well regarded in serious writing circles in Britain. This is

'Ami Sirajul Alam Khan: Ekti Rajnoitik Jeebonnalekho'

Sirajul Alam Khan (SAK) is an intellectual and personal lodestar, an inspirational model of truly humane scholarship, an

Salt Slow: Impeccably honed writing in a debut collection

Joanne HaydenTowards the end of one story in Julia Armfield's debut collection, a woman begins to

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Donald Clarke "This is the single greatest disaster in human history!" Steady on there, newsreader. It's

When conflict and empathy are at play

Sophocles, the master of Greek tragedy, of drama at its most eloquent, had written "Antigone" centuries ago. In

'Ami Sirajul Alam Khan: Ekti Rajnoitik Jeebonnalekho'

Dear Bangladesh, the book has incorporated many invaluable notes of an undocumented and unsung living bright son of

Aladdin: Will Smith makes the magic happen

Rohan Naahar Despite being one of the most unambitious tentpole films of the year, the live-action

Landscape of the mind

Nausheen RahmanRuskin Bond is not known as "Our very own resident Wordsworth in prose" and "one

A new classic following the Colombian drug trade

Donald Clarke Once in the bluest of moons, we encounter a freshly minted classic that feels

Temptations at Indian bookshops

Daryaganj on Sunday is a reader's delight. And you will know if you happen to be in Delhi,

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