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A long story short

Lydia Davis's short stories are difficult to describe, but people like to try.

The short stories in American writer Lydia Davis's 'Can't and Won't' range from one-liners to lists to letters. Dwight Garner reviews the indescribable stories that...

A historical tapestry

We are certainly living in times when any novel on current happenings sounds historical and any historical novel spells a contemporary atmosphere...

Growing up pains

The Quiet Riot of Robin Shute P by Prabhjot Kaur is a coming of age tale of a boy nicknamed 'Boy.' A comically-illustrated cover and...

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The book describes how India must realise and counter Chinese clout over its friends and enemies if it is to achieve superpower status.

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Voters cross a wooden bridge on the Chenab river to reach a polling station to cast their vote...

Voters cross a wooden bridge on the Chenab river to reach a polling station to cast their vote...

Farmers covering the paddy sacks after heavy rains in Patiala...

Farmers covering the paddy sacks after heavy rains in Patiala...

Women walk through a wheat field on their way to a polling station to cast their votes...

Women walk through a wheat field on their way to a polling station to cast their votes...

People play cricket on a road during voting for Lok Sabha polls in Patna...

People play cricket on a road during voting for Lok Sabha polls in Patna...

People arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Ajmer district in the desert...

People arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Ajmer district in the desert...

Newly appointed Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. K. Dhowan (C) poses for a picture after inspecting..

Newly appointed Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. K. Dhowan (C) poses for a picture after inspecting..

Voters click pictures of their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha polls at a ...

Voters click pictures of their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha polls at a ...

Congress candidate from Bangalore South Nandan Nilekani showing inked finger with his wife Rohini...

Congress candidate from Bangalore South Nandan Nilekani showing inked finger with his wife Rohini...

Voters wait in a queue to cast votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Chikmagalur on Thursday. PTI...

Voters wait in a queue to cast votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Chikmagalur on Thursday. PTI...

India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

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