Book Reviews
C P Surendran

A Work that Dares to Dream Big: C P Surendran’s One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B

Certain chance-incidents can swing our plans into startling focus. Today on the 27th ..

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An all-encompassing view of Kashmiri ethos and culture
Brass Notebook
Brass Notebook – A simple Storytelling
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'That Night' - A dark, twisted tale of friendship and betrayal
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Mastering 5 elements to maintain emotional, mental wellness

Mental health rides on how we feel, and our emotions, in turn, are considerably shaped by socio-cultural norms. Thus, our early environment ..

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Documenting the horse in Indian history

The horse is etched on the Indian landscape and to view the sub-continent's past through the prism of the horse is to be swept ..

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A true story of love lost and found in World War II

"Raj & Norah" is not only a thrilling account of love found, lost and reclaimed in the midst of World War II, it is also ..

Think Again

Letting go of stale opinions and learning to rethink

Discover the critical art of rethinking: how questioning your opinions can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. ..

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An unforgettable adventure in the underworld of a dystopian Paris

Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, ..

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About searching for love and rediscovering yourself

What if you ran away from your life today? Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The ..


'The Death Script': A haunting account of the Maoist insurgency

Narrated in multiple voices, 'The Death Script' is a creative biography of 'Dandakaranya' that combines the rigour ..

Kishwar Desai

Devika Rani was an enigma to most - but not anymore

"I hope that I have managed to establish who Devika Rani really was. A rebellious and unusually talented and beautiful woman, ..

A matter of trust

'A Matter of Trust' chronicles India-US ties over 7 decades

"I thought India was pretty jammed with poor people and cows wandering around the streets, witch doctors and people sitting on ..

Arsene Wenger

Football shouldn't be set in stone, says Arsene Wenger in autobiography

"What does this Frenchman know about football? He wears glasses and looks more like a schoolteacher," Arsenal captain Tony ..

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A book of mangoes, bridge and a bygone era

Families are like the sweet mangoes of Aamnagri - messy, filled with juicy secrets and sticking together through all times. The ..

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Read an excerpt from Arun Shourie’s latest `Preparing For Death’

A new book by writer Arun Shourie, aptly titled Preparing For Death, is studded with insights, novel interpretations, practical suggestions ..

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An ocean forever in the melting pot of history

Its an ocean as vast as the sub-continent whose name it bears, encompassing Asia to the north, Australia to the east and Africa to ..

Allegories for Bohemians

Exploring Bohemian lives

A collection of ten entertaining stories about unconventional individuals and lives. That can be the shortest introduction we can give ..


Unforgettable journey through terror ravaged Sri Lanka

The 'Purge', a novel written by Mahadevan Thampi, takes us to the emerald island rocked by a violent civil war between the ..

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Of sinners, saints and cricketing tales

Was the 2018 ball tampering case involving David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith more diabolical than the use of Vaseline, ..

S Jaishankar

'India will have to rethink its growth model in post-corona world'

Being shaped by the broad trends in the global environment caused by Covid-19, India will have to rethink its growth model as following ..


'Phulkari' transposes you into dream world of Punjabi embroidery

Close your eyes, utter the word 'Phulkari' and you will be instantly propelled into a VIBGYOR world of Punjabi embroidery ..


'Sway' tells us how to deal with unconscious bias

We all have our conscious biases but how do we deal with our unconscious biases that could do us enormous harm without our realising ..


'Together' tells us ways to overcome loneliness

At a time of social distancing forced by the coronavirus pandemic, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope with loneliness. But ..


'To You With Love' - The story of two disparate people who fell in love

What happens when two disparate people grow up together but stay apart, only to eventually fall in love. Shravya Bhinder, the bestselling ..

Breathe, Believe, Balance

'Breathe, Believe, Balance' to lead a healthier, fulfilling life

The key to fitness lies in the mind, writes Shayamal Vallabhjee in "Breathe, Believe, Balance - A Guide to Self-discovery and ..


Azadi... The Immured Heart of Kashmir

Kashmir, where flowers once smiled, has ceased to be the paradise on earth. Azadi, the word that changed the fate of the land forever, ..


'My Son's Inheritance': An eye-opening myth-buster

For generations, it has been drilled into Indians right from their school days onward that non-violence is the essence of the nation's ..

An Officer and His Holiness

The story of an Indian who spirited the Dalai Lama to safety

"An Officer and His Holiness" penned by Rani Singh is the heroic story of Har Mander Singh who escorted Tibetan spiritual ..

Jawed Habib

"Attitude Is Everything" - Story of how a hairstylist gained hair raising profit

The book “Attitude Is Everything - Achieving Hair Raising Profits in Business” authored by Jawed Habib and published by ..


The story of how ‘spices’ added taste to Kerala cuisine

The book “Eating with History - Ancient Trade-Influenced Cuisines of Kerala” authored by Tanya Abraham and published by ..

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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: Solving the mystery of missing children

A nine-year old amateur detective and his young team try to solve the mystery of children going missing from their sprawling basti ..

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When one teargas shell quelled a 3,000-strong mob

The sight of a mellow dawn breaking over the city's ghat's or the light of a thousand diyas brightening the Ganga river at ..

Charles Darwin

The unsent mail to Charles Darwin

Life of Darwin was like a voyage, like his great book ‘The Voyage of the Beagle’, through the infinitesimal aspects of ..

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Sex, Stalin, Satire, Satan and Jesus

'A Secret History Of Compassion' is a mind-blowing read illuminated by the amazing creative energy and craft of Paul Zacharia, ..


The young man who rattled the American regime

His name is Edward Joseph Snowden. He was merely 29 years old in 2013 when he took on the most powerful nation in the world. ‘Permanent ..

Greta Thunberg

Swedish teen Greta Thunberg triumphs where world leaders falter

There was much hope when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted in December 2015 to keep the increase in global average ..

Boris Johnson

British PM Boris Johnson once called this book ‘a well-written rubbish’; But why?

It is almost two months that Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minister of Britain. But what was his career like in the initial years ..

Working mothers

A perfect guide for working mothers to weed out guilt and regret

There are many challenges a working woman faces. But what are the three major obstacles to Working Motherhood that need to be weathered? ..

Brad Smith new book

Make data open, accessible as electricity, Microsoft President demands in new book

At a time when there are calls to break tech giants like Facebook and Google, Microsoft President Brad Smith has a solution: To ensure ..

Shashi Tharoor's new book

'The Hindu Way': Mine is a layman's view of Hinduism, says Shashi Tharoor

Diplomat-politician-author Shashi Tharoor says he is no scholar of Hinduism and only seeks to give his readers an overview of the faith ..

Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar's dramatic life exposed in her biography by former schoolmate

From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a "serendipitous" ..

Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions in his autobiography

He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative ..

Manu Pillai

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai in his latest book

Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. "If ..


Tim Cook proves he's better Apple CEO than Steve Jobs

The death of Apple's co-founder Steve Job on October 5, 2011 shook the world. Critics predicted that the Cupertino-based iPhone ..


‘A Beautiful Corpse’: A reporter’s journey to solve her mother’s murder

Appealing characters and an insider's look at ethical journalism in the midst of newspaper cutbacks lend a solid foundation to ..


‘Home Boy’ author Naqvi's second novel relevant for South Asian geopolitics

Heavy on flourish, fleet-footed to the point of extreme convolution and desperately crammed with humour, H.M. Naqvi's second novel ..


Sacred yet erotic: Radha and her love for Krishna

The anthology ‘Finding Radha - The Dance for Love’ edited by Malashri Lal and Namita Gokhale and published by Penguin Random ..

Sanjay Gubbi
'Leopard Diaries' explores remarkable tale of 'lonely, mysterious creature'
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