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  • Hotel Calcutta

    Book Review: Hotel Calcutta

    Rajat Chaudhuri's latest novel sees a motley bunch of hotel guests sharing stories of which they are observer, star, and occasional victim.
  • The Illicit Happiness of Other People

    Book Review: The Illicit Happiness of Other People

    Manu Joseph deftly weaves a novel that is a rare sighting: a blue moon, exciting and wholly fulfilling.
  • Book Review: Adi Parva

    Amruta Patil returns the Mahabharat closer to its original canvas; far more crowded and complicated than most Indians may be familiar with.
  • Book Review: Drop Dead

    How do you best challenge the fact that in India, finding a woman in a position of power at her workplace is almost always the exception to the rule?
  • Book Review: Another Country

    Anjali Joseph's second novel seems to be about 21-year-old Leela’s relationship with herself via the men she chooses to date in different countries.
  • Book Review: The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk

    In a book that is perhaps meant to target all age groups, Sudha Murty’s writing is easily accessible and readable.
  • CD Review: Sarkarsm

    You’ve got to admit that music-wise, the Riot Peddlers—a three-piece punk rock band from Mumbai—are on top of their game.
  • Book Review: The Taming of Women

    P. Sivakami's stories refuse to mollycoddle the reader into a sense of ennui, the worst weapon in an indifferent world.
  • Book Review: The Book of Destruction

    Translated from Malayalam by Chetana Sachidanandan, Anand's The Book of Destruction is anything but feel-good—and that’s a good thing.
  • CD Review: Sad Little Shoebox

    Rummage through the songs on Gowri Jayakumar's debut album, and you will find snippets and cut-outs of bygone youth and distant memories.
  • Book Review: Chennaivaasi

    T. S. Tirumurti sets the stage for a tale of duty, love, and family that spans across continents and generations.
  • Book Review: The Rhythm of Riddles

    This translated collection of Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries is non-intrusive, mildly interesting—at times, pleasant—but ultimately tepid.

The Tap #32

By Ramya Sriram