May 24, 2019
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
May 07, 2018
Daryaganj: Old World Charm at Delhi’s Used Book Bazaar
By Krzysztof Iwanek
July 12, 2012
Philip Hensher’s 'Scenes From Early Life'
What makes this novel/memoir set in war-torn Bangladesh special? Empathy, argues Amitav Ghosh.
April 27, 2011
Not Lost in Translation
Kyung-Sook Shin’s latest novel has hit it big in the US. So why has ‘Please Look After Mom’ been so successful?
June 21, 2010
Muslim Women Reformers
Muslim reformers who risk persecution, death – in a groundbreaking new anthology.
June 04, 2010
The Perfect Partner
A new book by two Australian women shows fabulous new ways to enjoy wine with food.
May 13, 2010
Vietnam: Still Rising Dragon
Author of new book finds inspiration (and censorship) in the noisy and vibrant country.
April 13, 2010
Vietnam: Rising Dragon
A new book says, whatever happens in Vietnam next won’t be dull.
February 12, 2010
Flavours of Asia
Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Mai Pham was born in Vietnam, raised in Thailand and moved to the US-where she currently resides-with her family back in 1975. And despite having started her professional career as a TV reporter, she eventually turned
December 16, 2009
Dear Santa: A Wish List Item
On Sunday I celebrated Hanukkah for the first time–mostly by eating too many hot-off-the-grill homemade latkas. My point is that these days, I don’t tend to adhere to any one particular holiday’s customs. And so with Christmas fast approaching, I’m
December 15, 2009
Charismatic Author of Upcoming Rock & Roll Jihad
I didn’t know there was a ‘Pakistani U2,’ but according to my recent research into the region there is, and it’s rock and roll band Junoon. Although the group has been in hiatus since 2005, it’s still arguably one of the most popular and influential
December 07, 2009
A New Must-Read
I’ve got a poinsettia on my desk, and the pressure not to let this year’s die of negligence is pretty high. It’s the least I can do for a plant that serves as a positive daily reminder of a certain celebratory time of the year that is fast approachin