The history of our species is the history of plants and each of them deserves a place in the spotlight irrespective of how they serve or aid humans.
Three thousand years of sex in just under 250 pages is a tall order for anyone, so for this ground-breaking anthology, Amrita Narayanan skillfully cherry-picks some delicious fruit from across the subcontinent’s literary (and oral) traditions.
Re-reading David Copperfield after three decades is an exercise in bibliomasochism.
Kids having Fun. Adults? Not so much. (Or the other way round).
Review of Sarah Perry’s bestseller, The Essex Serpent
There’s a dangerous idea being peddled by bookstores: that some books will make you feel more intelligent, well-informed and thoughtful without any real effort on your part.
Forget about fish and chips on the Costa Del Sol. Spain offers a cornucopia of tasty delights for the adventurous palette. Anita Roy went there to widen her horizons – and her waistline.
When Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in December 2010, writers and musicians the world over struggled to convey just how […]
An unlikely hero turns up on my bookshelf, Anita maintains.
The grand spectacle of the annual migration of British expats from India, in the summer of 1997. To be narrated ideally in Attenboroughesque hushed tones.