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Book Review | Writer’s muse parses a Victorian court drama

Zadie Smith’s novel encompasses the Tichborne case but its scope is far wider

25 Feb 2024 1:20 PM

Book Review | How a hosiery salesman launched India’s first indie publishing giant

Rajen had already moved to Delhi a decade earlier to establish Rupa’s branch

25 Feb 2024 12:57 PM

Book Review | A tale of two CMs who put Andhra Pradesh on the path of modernity

The other figure in focus in this book is Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, arguably the only “people’s CM” undivided Andhra Pradesh has known

25 Feb 2024 12:53 PM

I write sense into anarchy, share that vision with reader: Manoj Rupda

Hindi writer Manoj Rupda sheds light on the inspiration, significance of silence and political undertones in his critically acclaimed novel

22 Feb 2024 10:39 PM

Book Review: For good diplomacy don’t just manage anger, channelise it!

The bottomline of India and Pakistan relationship is that normalcy is not possible until Pakistan reconciles to the reality and existence of India

17 Feb 2024 1:55 PM

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Book Review: A plunge into the grim history of those ‘Little Indias’ around world

The web of deception that promoted indenture in India had many facets, and many facilitators

17 Feb 2024 1:52 PM

Book Review: Celebrity grief memoir feeds into trauma industry

The book delves into scientific explanations of pain, misidentification of physical body, mind and character, the path to enlightenment,

17 Feb 2024 1:33 PM

Book Review | A reporter’s diary with thrilling stories only a newsman can tell

Mahendra recently celebrated his 75th birthday by penning his memoirs, @75 As I Saw It, a quintessential reporter’s diary

10 Feb 2024 12:20 PM

Book Review | Retro Indian heroine ticks off her milestones

Swallowing the Sun is about Malati who, along with her sister Kamala, is one of the only two girls going to school in Ratnagiri village

10 Feb 2024 12:16 PM

Interview | Lakshmi, Radha, Sita a triptych on the sacred feminine: Namita Gokhale

The oldest reference to Lakshmi is as Shri and she appears in the ‘Sri Suktam’ and the Satapatha Brahmana

10 Feb 2024 12:12 PM

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Book Review | Aiyar’s Rajiv proves that there’s no one way to judge a dynast

A meticulous exploration of Rajiv Gandhi's tenure, revealing controversies, achievements, and the man behind the Prime Minister

04 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

Book Review| A whitewashed portrait of Infosys’ first couple

A critical review of "An Uncommon Love" delves into the hagiographic portrayal of the Murthy couple

04 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

Book Review | Untold tales of Naga valour in our Stalingrad of the East

The narrative explores the treacherous terrain, power struggles, and the strategic contributions of the Nagas

28 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Book Review | The naïve and poisonous world of Hindutva pop

The book sheds light on the rise of stars, providing insights into their impact on the Hindi heartland and the larger political landscape

28 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Book Review | An American bride tells the Indian story

Catherine Ann Jones unveils a collection of 15 stories that beautifully celebrate India

28 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

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Book Review | India almost middle-income, yet needs to become ‘thinking nation’

One of the reasons for India’s relatively slow growth, the authors argue, is the problem with manufacturing

20 Jan 2024 2:00 PM

Book Review | A badass female IPS officer shares her journey

As she sums it up at the end, it was a journey, of which she enjoyed every minute, with a passion for living life to the fullest

20 Jan 2024 1:49 PM

Like food, literature omnipresent in all our lives: Maria Goretti

I write about life and love, and everything in-between. I don’t really dwell on objects

20 Jan 2024 1:45 PM

Book Review | Lawyer’s ‘ballad’ of Yerawada Jail reflects on the lives of 76 prisoners

This resident of Phansi Yard has a writer’s sensibility, and says in a matter-of-fact way

13 Jan 2024 1:18 PM

Book Review | A beautiful slow-burn novel sums up the Indian Muslim’s passions

No, it’s a Muslim Delhi novel. It’s an almost-historical novel. It’s a contemporary novel

13 Jan 2024 1:01 PM

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