#TheInsiderGP Book review by Shalini Baisiwala

Hola! The Insider is hosting a blogpost by Shalini Baisiwala. She writes a book review in this post. In her own words , she can be described as an interior designer by profession for whom, writing is a passion which coupled with travel-love blossomed into this blog where I love to just “do my thing”! Be […]

The Twice Born by Aatish Taseer – Honest Review

‘Everywhere one saw signs of beauty, such as talent and genius, fighting their way out from an encroaching ugliness; a shade giving Peepul tree, its trunk bandaged in red religious threads, evoked the memory of something old and attractive, even when it was engulfed in brown smoke and traffic; a temple tank , its litter-strewn […]

JCB Prize 2018 Shortlist

JCB Prize 2018 Shortlist – Year’s Best of Indian Writing

Five greatest novels of 2018 demonstrate the universal ambition of contemporary Indian fiction The JCB Prize for Literature’s inaugural shortlist of five distinguished novels by Indian writers was announced today. Varied in their themes and settings, the novels nonetheless share an ambition: to reveal as-yet-undiscovered worlds through powerfully drawn scenes and characters. Launched earlier this […]

A Historical Evening at The Book Shop

An evening with William Dalrymple -historian, writer, curator, critic. An exploration of Koh-i-Noor, and why it continues to remain something that both nations and individuals deeply care about.  The fact that The Book Shop in the Jor Bagh market is a quaint, little (literally) charming, overflowing with books, shop; mandated a registration and a curated guest […]

A Personal, Global History

There’s something about a book borne out of a promise at a social meet. Such as the one, that stemmed out of Moin mir’s catching up with the publisher.  The book, a 200+ -pager, Surat –Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince, Roli Books, unearths nuggets of Surti history, previously unheard of, – charting the course of […]