book adaptations

ESSAY / Evil never looked this good

Even without a full-blown sympathetic backstory, a villain’s motivations can be complex.

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / Percy Jackson finally gets the adaptation he deserves

The 2010 and 2013 Percy Jackson films, despite Logan Lerman's charismatic lead performance, fell short of expectations, drawing criticism for creative decisions like omitting significant book sequences and ageing Percy prematurely to 16.

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / Is the whimsy in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ whimsical enough?

A rather random yet enjoyable song highlights how everything is political, from the lunch we eat to the way we dress for school.

Book Review: Fiction / ‘The Dark Elf Trilogy’: The synergy between the novels and graphic novels

By visually capturing the characters, landscapes, and action scenes, the graphic novels enhance the reading experience and offer a fresh perspective on the beloved story.

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

World Music Day / Scrounging revelations out of music

I don't remember at what point in life I learned to recognize the fallacy behind the not-like-other-girls phenomenon and discarded it for an all-encompassing love for female friendship and solidarity, in acceptance of femininity in all its forms. But I do know that Taylor Swift played a significant role in it.

Across the Spider-Verse: Faithfulness to the comics

Bendis intentionally put a stark difference between Peter and Miles, so that comic book fans would not feel that their favourite web-swinger was being replaced by just another goody-two-shoes, just with a racial make-up switch.

‘The Hunger Games’ and the danger of desensitisation to violence

In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment

Nadeem Zaman’s ‘The Inheritors’ to be produced for the screen by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

Quantico writer Sharbari Zohra Ahmed will produce Nadeem Zaman's Gatsby-inspired novel set in Dhaka.

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Evil never looked this good

Even without a full-blown sympathetic backstory, a villain’s motivations can be complex.

January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

Percy Jackson finally gets the adaptation he deserves

The 2010 and 2013 Percy Jackson films, despite Logan Lerman's charismatic lead performance, fell short of expectations, drawing criticism for creative decisions like omitting significant book sequences and ageing Percy prematurely to 16.

December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023

Is the whimsy in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ whimsical enough?

A rather random yet enjoyable song highlights how everything is political, from the lunch we eat to the way we dress for school.

September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023

‘The Dark Elf Trilogy’: The synergy between the novels and graphic novels

By visually capturing the characters, landscapes, and action scenes, the graphic novels enhance the reading experience and offer a fresh perspective on the beloved story.

July 2, 2023
July 2, 2023

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023

Scrounging revelations out of music

I don't remember at what point in life I learned to recognize the fallacy behind the not-like-other-girls phenomenon and discarded it for an all-encompassing love for female friendship and solidarity, in acceptance of femininity in all its forms. But I do know that Taylor Swift played a significant role in it.

June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023

Across the Spider-Verse: Faithfulness to the comics

Bendis intentionally put a stark difference between Peter and Miles, so that comic book fans would not feel that their favourite web-swinger was being replaced by just another goody-two-shoes, just with a racial make-up switch.

April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023

‘The Hunger Games’ and the danger of desensitisation to violence

In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment

April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023

Nadeem Zaman’s ‘The Inheritors’ to be produced for the screen by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

Quantico writer Sharbari Zohra Ahmed will produce Nadeem Zaman's Gatsby-inspired novel set in Dhaka.

April 15, 2023
April 15, 2023

Navigating cancel culture in the literary world

Cancel culture is best treated as a collective decision to minimise the cultural influence a person and their work have moving forward.

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