Book Reviews
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” ..

The story of how ‘spices’ added taste to Kerala cuisine
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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: Solving the mystery of missing children
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When one teargas shell quelled a 3,000-strong mob

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 ..


Heads, hands and hearts: How 'Globotics' will change worklife

Predictions about job crisis that the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence may unleash in developing as well as developed ..


'Bullocks from the West': The South, its land, its lore in technicolour

If you are living a life in urban India, which passes like a blur each time you open your eyes, the stories in N.A Muthuswamy's ..


Nuts and Bolts - Exploring tech-infused education

There are no excuses for not improving your English. In the age of digital invasion, , a progressive web app designed by Dr Premanand, ..

Nadiya Murad

From sex slave to Nobel Peace Laureate; Nadiya Murad recounts her story

She suffered at the hands of the Islamic State, was held captive as a sex slave, but went on to become a human rights campaigner and ..


How Mahatma Gandhi came to drink goat milk

The woman who silently and patiently stood by the Father of the Nation, supporting Mahatma Gandhi's grand plans to free India from ..


Demystifying that dreaded six-letter word

Arun Chacko, a veteran journalist who had travelled the world for his stories, died on June 15, 2015, of cancer, a word that one utters ..


An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches ..


Red Birds: A tough black comedy with laborious wit

With a fallen pilot, an ambitious, but floundering, teenager and a dog as the three narrators, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, in ..


Subhash Kapoor ruled the roost as an idol thief, now he cools his heels in jail

Here is a gripping account of one of the most sensational crimes of recent times involving the plunder of India's cultural treasures ..

stephen hawking

Universe propped up without help from God, says Hawking's final work

This book began when Stephen Hawking was alive but was published this month posthumously. It is billed by the publisher as his final ..

Shashi Tharoor

'Scorpion', not 'Shiva lingam', is Tharoor's subject

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) revels in being in the public eye, and reaps the advantages that come with it. Public scrutiny, however, ..


Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump

In a tell-all memoir that justifies its title "Full Disclosure", porn star Stormy Daniels makes stunning claims about US ..


India and EU: The devil lies in the (trade) deal

About a decade ago, the European Commission, troubled perhaps by the not-so-positive perception it has in India, decided to set up ..


A tale of pyjamas, better forgiven and forgotten!

The book 'Pyjamas Are Forgiving' is the third authored by former Bollywood actress and film producer Twinkle Khanna since 2015 ..


'The Leapfroggers': Good read about India's efforts to develop its own rockets

A discussion by space scientists on a giant condom as a raincoat for an Indian rocket; the late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as an ..


'Eating Wasps': A crisp take on tough choices confronting women

Anita Nair's "Eating Wasps" has the ability to unsettle you, in just the same way eating a wasp for real would jolt ..


Of love, longing and reunion: A fable of our times

This tiny book - its prose poignant and illustrations beautiful - may come across as a light read, but is intimate in its moment and ..


A comprehensive history of America's ties with South Asia

American interest in South Asian countries (particularly India) - which deepened after the British decolonization in 1947, in search ..


Lessons for the new century

Yuval Noah Harari, the million-copy bestselling author of "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus", has returned with "21 ..

The Zero Cost Mission

When Indian spies came out on top in Bangladesh

Spymaster Amar Bhushan's first book, "Escape to Nowhere", based on the defection of a senior RAW officer to the US, was ..


A gripping commentary on Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara was undoubtedly one of the greatest men the subcontinent ever saw. A man of brilliant mind, his compositions and achievements ..

Dead man running

Hamilton's 'Dead Man Running' a compelling thriller

Former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight tangles with the FBI in Steve Hamilton's compelling thriller "Dead Man Running ..

Give me your hand

Megan Abbott's 'Give Me Your Hand' is intriguing story

In "Give Me Your Hand," author Megan Abbott turns to the dark side of friendship and ambition with an intriguing story about ..


Ellison Cooper's 'Caged' punctuated with believable twists

The FBI's hunt for a serial killer fuels Ellison Cooper's intense debut that introduces FBI special agent and neuroscientist ..

Peter Mayle

Last words: The late Peter Mayle's 'My 25 Years in Provence'

A new, posthumously published collection of essays by Peter Mayle takes readers back to the idyllic, slow-paced and occasionally befuddling ..

Safe Houses

Dan Fesperman's 'Safe Houses' is superior thriller

In "Safe Houses," author Dan Fesperman superbly melds a character-strong espionage thriller with a suspenseful mystery that ..

It all falls down

A sense of sadness permeates 'It All Falls Down'

Canadian author Sheena Kamal continues to show how cultural touchstones reverberate into adulthood in her intriguing look at Vancouver ..

Steep price

Robert Dugoni's 'A Steep Price' has beautiful narrative

"A Steep Price" (Thomas & Mercer), by Robert Dugoni Two young women who have been friends forever have plans to go to ..


‘Man with the White Beard': Of violence and nightmares

Nightmares left Gurmeet Singh aka Goldy like a restless soul trapped inside a listless body since he was five years old. Two men and ..

Former Navy SEAL

With focus on healing, Navy SEAL memoir upends macho cliches

Retired Navy SEAL James Hatch was adamant about avoiding "Action Man" cliches in a memoir that offers wrenching detail on ..

RAW Chief book

All hope is not lost: 'Comrade in arms' former RAW and ISI chiefs team up in new book

New Delhi: Theirs has been the most vicious of all relations -- one was a former chief of India's RAW and the other of Pakistan's ..

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