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Books and Authors

Books and Authors

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



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

Books and Authors
Books and Authors
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Available Episodes

53:06
Sex and the Indian woman: It's complicated
EPISODE 243

"Every culture's sexual values get imbued into all parts of their thinking, not just into how they think about the bedroom. Under patriarchy, mothers are given this special role of ... Read more

29 Feb53 MINS
47:29
Big tech, profit, loss, and AI
EPISODE 242

"AI doesn't create; it reproduces. AI doesn't know what is good or bad; even in art, it doesn't know. People want to know whether we'll reach a level where AI is as smart as we are ... Read more

22 Feb47 MINS
50:24
Detective fiction and the search for justice
EPISODE 241

Crime fiction seems to have a steady presence because of the way in which it is able to address contemporary issues of law and order relating also to the absence of justice, which ... Read more

16 Feb50 MINS
67:14
By hook or by book
EPISODE 240

"The thrill of the hunt is what fuels all collecting probably and it's certainly so for book collecting. But here the interest is bibliographical so there's a scholarly component t ... Read more

08 Feb67 MINS
59:12
A Himalayan feast
EPISODE 239

Like the pizza, momos are traditional, ethnic, and are loved worldwide" - Rohini Rana, author, 'The Nepal Cookbook; 108 Regional Recipes', talks to Manjula Narayan about the magic ... Read more

01 Feb59 MINS
59:41
Birds, bees, blinding fog and scorching sunshine
EPISODE 238

"Dr Salim Ali told me, if you're not a scientist, don't show off your secondhand scientific knowledge. Just write simply and share that. So that's what I've done" - Bulbul Sharma, ... Read more

25 Jan60 MINS
48:15
Journey to the End of the Empire
EPISODE 237

"I've heard its changed but when I was first in Tibetan regions, it was illegal to have a photo of the Dalai Lama. There's a lot of propaganda against the Dalai Lama and other lama ... Read more

18 Jan48 MINS
53:43
Keepers of the sacred fire
EPISODE 236

"The community of corpse burners or Doms take pride in their ability to give moksh but it's also a way of justifying their place in a society that otherwise shuns them, humiliates ... Read more

11 Jan54 MINS
40:33
The mad genius within the flawed cop
EPISODE 235

I keep thinking of all the other writers who also have these sorts of protagonists. The cops of Karen Slaughter, Ian Rankin and Peter James are not exactly happy guys who are at pe ... Read more

04 Jan41 MINS
63:16
The good poets society
EPISODE 234

"Poetry is not instant coffee; that is undrinkable. What is slow brewed coffee or a tea ceremony? Everything is slow, which means you can appreciate the nuances of the sounds, the ... Read more

15 Dec63 MINS
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