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In this podcast, National Books Editor Manjula Narayan tells you about books, authors and their journeys. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast
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Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Dhruv Bogra in regards to his upcoming new book, 'Away - Seven Real Adventures in the Wilderness'.  Away is dedicated to thousands of migrants who have suffered a lot because of the pandemic, walking and cycling thousands of miles to reach their villages and millions of retail employees across grocery stores, restaurants and delivery services who put their country first and served, leaving the safety of their own homes.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Dhruv Bogra in regards to his upcoming new book, 'Away - Seven Real Adventures in the Wilderness'. Away is dedicated to thousands of migrants who have suffered a lot because of the pandemic, walking and cycling thousands of miles to reach their villages and millions of retail employees across grocery stores, restaurants and delivery services who put their country first and served, leaving the safety of their own homes.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times,  talks to Shobhaa De in regards to her upcoming new book,  'Lockdown Liaisons'.  The book is a collection of 24 short stories from the varying perspectives of both men and women – young and old, brave and cowardly, cheerful and weighed down. Tune in to know more as Shobhaa De shares her take on the charged emotional and social realities of the pandemic.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times,  talks to Shobhaa De in regards to her upcoming new book,  'Lockdown Liaisons'. The book is a collection of 24 short stories from the varying perspectives of both men and women – young and old, brave and cowardly, cheerful and weighed down. Tune in to know more as Shobhaa De shares her take on the charged emotional and social realities of the pandemic.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, In conversation with Ravinder Bhogal, regarding her upcoming new book, 'Jikoni'. She talks about her experience as an immigrant and how they have to adaptive of the food, as they cross so many landscapes. She says that this book is not just a recipe book but it's a book for immigrants who miss their own food in a new place.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Kavita Devgan, in regards to her upcoming new book, 'Fix It With Food'. This book gives knowledge regarding nutrition and how to acquire them from food? Tune in now
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Akhil Katyal and Aditi Angiras, editors of " The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia". The editors talk about the making of the book and how people from all walks of life came together to write it.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times,  talks to Akhil Katyal and Aditi Angiras, editors of " The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia". The editors talk about the making of the book and how people from all walks of life came together to write it.
Continuing the conversation, Manjula Narayan talks to Ira Mukhoty, author of the book "Akbar: The Great Mughal". The author now unravels some lesser-known facts about the relationship of the king with his family members.
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Ira Mukhoty author of the book "Akbar: The Great Mughal". Listen in as the author talks about how the book delves deep into India's history from food, textiles, architecture, and more.
TM Krishna's new book on mridangam makers highlights the central role of these dalit master craftspersons in Carnatic music, and examines the complex relationship they share with upper caste mridangam players.
TM Krishna's new book on mridangam makers highlights the central role of these dalit master craftspersons in Carnatic music, and examines the complex relationship they share with upper caste mridangam players.
Dhaba food, blingy truck bodies, infernal heat, the generosity of truck drivers, and the ubiquity of corruption, Rajat Ubhaykar's book combines sociological and cultural insights with anecdote and reportage to give you a vivid picture of the lives of Indian truckers.
Dhaba food, blingy truck bodies, infernal heat, the generosity of truck drivers, and the ubiquity of corruption, Rajat Ubhaykar's book combines sociological and cultural insights with anecdote and reportage to give you a vivid picture of the lives of Indian truckers.
Continuing their conversation from the previous part, our guests talk about what is it like to witness a hanging? Was Ram Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya case, murdered in prison? What were Afzal Guru's last moments like? Sunil Gupta, who worked at Tihar for 35 years, and journalist Sunetra Choudhury, who helped him put down his story, talk about their sensational book, Black Warrant.
What is it like to witness a hanging? Was Ram Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya case, murdered in prison?  What were Afzal Guru's last moments like? Sunil Gupta, who worked at Tihar for 35 years, and journalist Sunetra Choudhury, who helped him put down his story, talk about their sensational book, Black Warrant.
Books And Authors with Manjula Narayan | Shubha Mudgal's Looking for Miss Sargam, a book of short stories about classical musicians, of 'music and misadventure', is both funny and full of pathos. Tune in to listen to the part-2 of the conversation.
Books And Authors with Manjula Narayan | Shubha Mudgal's Looking for Miss Sargam, a book of short stories about classical musicians, of 'music and misadventure', is both funny and full of pathos. Tune in to listen to the full interview
Namita Gokhale, director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, talks about her metafictional novel, Jaipur Journals, which looks at writers with both wicked humour and deep sympathy.
Amit Khanna, a film industry insider for six decades, who set up Reliance Entertainment and has worked across media, talks about Dev Anand, working with four generations of entertainment and media professionals, about Nehru's dictatorial side, and about the convergence of media and entertainment.
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Asokan Alagarsamy

Very interesting conversation. Saba is fantastic in being humorous. The gowmoothra churan part and she receiving lessons on muslim boys attracting hindu girls are few to mention.

Mar 14th
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Asokan Alagarsamy

Very interesting episodes; getting to know what's in the heart of the author. Thanks for these excellent podcasts. Please keep adding.

Mar 14th
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SANJAY GORA

sound recording quality needs to improve. seems to be of a distant mic

Mar 3rd
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