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Allegories for Bohemians

Exploring Bohemian lives

A collection of ten entertaining stories about unconventional individuals and lives ..

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Unforgettable journey through terror ravaged Sri Lanka
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Of sinners, saints and cricketing tales
S Jaishankar
'India will have to rethink its growth model in post-corona world'
Together

'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 ..

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'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 ..

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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, ..

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'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 ..

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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, ..

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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? ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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‘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 ..

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‘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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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'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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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, ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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'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 ..

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'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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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Lessons for the new century

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

Mangalat Raghavan
Mangalat Raghavan, French translator and the only living Mahe freedom fighter, turns 100
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