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AADISHT KHANNA

Left of Cool abandons the respectable and the popular, and turns its gaze to the odd and wonderful.

Talking of weird books, good endings and new beginnings
25th Mar 2012
Talking of weird books, good endings and  new beginnings

This is the last Left of Cool I am writing — if not ever, then at least for a very long time. A quick explanation: it's been great fun writing about offbeat books, but beyond a point, you run out o

When it comes to books from Tamil Nadu, why this obscurity di?
11th Mar 2012
When it comes to books from Tamil Nadu, why this obscurity di?

Every now and then, the parts of India that lie north of Hebbal flyover discover Tamil pop culture. The most recent manifestation was Why this kolaveri di, which has gone so impressively far into the

An adventure that weaves myriad mysteries together
26th Feb 2012
An adventure that weaves myriad  mysteries  together

This column has talked about Neal Stephenson's books earlier, often descending to naked fanboyism in the process. This week, it will do so one last time — with the first book that made Stephenson fa

Taking on the Bhagat: In pursuit of the perfect Indian parody
12th Feb 2012
Taking on the Bhagat: In pursuit of the perfect Indian parody

Fans of the bizarre in all its manifestations are probably familiar with parody musician Weird Al Yankovic, whose singles include Star Wars-themed parodies of American Pie and The Kink's Lola. Perform

From Zorro to Batman: Tracing the transition of the archetypal superhero
29th Jan 2012
From Zorro to Batman: Tracing the transition of the archetypal superhero

About four months ago, this column had looked at Baroness Emma Orczy's The Old Man in the Corner and mentioned that she was much better known for The Scarlet Pimpernel (and its less famous sequels).

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Talking about Madhulika Liddle's Engraved in Stone in greater detail and depth than a simple "I liked it" or "I disliked it" (just to make it clear, I liked it a lot) requires first dismantling the bo

Not quite noir, but this tout is a peddler of joy nevertheless
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A rollercoaster ride that leaves you wanting more
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In the last few months, Indian reviewers have been expressing thankfulness for a spate of books — Aman Sethi's A Free Man, Katherine Boo's Beyond the Beautiful Forevers — that stay away from grand

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