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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 ..

Boris Johnson
British PM Boris Johnson once called this book ‘a well-written rubbish’; But why?
Working mothers
A perfect guide for working mothers to weed out guilt and regret
Brad Smith new book
Make data open, accessible as electricity, Microsoft President demands in new book
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 ..


Remembering 'The Last White Hunter'

Last male heir of the Anderson family, Donald Anderson, son of the iconic Kenneth Anderson, hunter and jungle story teller, leaves ..

Hush of the night

'Hush of the Night' is compelling, with realistic characters

A special agent for the FBI works to bring down a sex trafficking ring with origins in Russia in Raymond Benson's latest crime ..


'The Lonely Witness' explores neighbors of Brooklyn

Some of the most thoughtful crime fiction tackles issues of identity — how a person becomes the person they are and if they ..

Space Odyssey

'Space Odyssey' robustly explores Kubrick's '2001'

Fifty years ago, moviegoers had their minds blown by director Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." To this day ..

The Fallen

The man who cannot forget returns in Baldacci's 'The Fallen'

In David Baldacci's "The Fallen," Amos Decker, who had a terrible head injury while playing football, can recall all ..

Old man

Being old in India and its many vulnerabilities

The immense potential of India's young population is celebrated time and again by politicians, policymakers and public intellectuals ..


Jo Nesbo's 'Macbeth' is recast of Shakespeare play

"Macbeth" is a modern-day drug-war, power-struggle, double-cross, lawmen-versus-gangsters recast of Shakespeare's Scottish ..

Innocent and Sathyan Anthikkad
Sathyan Anthikkad played this trick to make Innocent act in 'Manassinakkare'
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