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  • 'Hit Refresh' to transform your life

    'Hit Refresh' to transform your life

    By Nishant Arora | September 27, 2017

    When you hit 'Refresh' in a web browser by clicking the little arrow — or press the F5 function key — it quickly updates the web page, without...

  • Looking for closure in a strange land

    Looking for closure in a strange land

    By Himani Kothari | September 25, 2017

    How is a person's identity constructed? Does it owe to the place people hail from, or the place they are in or end up in? Does the language in which...

  • A tale of our times

    A tale of our times

    By Mandira Nayar | October 01, 2017

    When the Moon Shines by Day is political and personal. It is Nayantara Sahgal’s desperate attempt through fiction to salvage the soul of India, the...

  • The good fight

    The good fight

    By Ajish P Joy | October 01, 2017

    There is no end to the dilemmas faced by working mothers. Is it right to go back to work a couple of months after giving birth to a child? How...

  • Telling Putin's side of the story

    Telling Putin's side of the story

    By Vikas Datta | September 18, 2017

    What do we make of Vladimir Putin? There are those who deem him an astute statesman who has brought Russia back from the brink to a state of...

  • Daring, but dragging

    Daring, but dragging

    By Mandira Nayar | September 24, 2017

    It is certainly ambitious. The Joker as Donald Trump; Batwoman, a thinly disguised version of Hillary; Babri Masjid; the 2G scam; 26/11 and the Taj;...

  • Documenting the world's largest ID programme

    Documenting the world's largest ID programme

    By Anand Parthasarathy | September 10, 2017

    Even as controversy swirls around its  mandated use, Aadhaar  has become a global model of frugal tech innovation.  Now a book maps its chequered...

  • A handy guide to human behaviour

    A 'handy' guide to human behaviour

    By Vikas Datta | September 05, 2017

    If you think the current trend of people, publicly and privately, paying ferocious attention to their smartphones or other hand-held devices and...

  • The long and short of it

    The long and short of it

    By Ancy K Sunny | September 10, 2017

    To be a seed is to stay alive... I’ve turned you all into seed,” says Dulan the farmer in Mahasweta Devi’s Seed, originally published in Bengali in...

  • Vivid, nostalgic tales of a city in transition

    Vivid, nostalgic tales of a city in transition

    By Himani Kothari | August 29, 2017

    If Bengaluru were a person, it could be like a member of Bollywood's fabled Kapoor family whose succeeding generations have managed to remain...

  • A Revolutionary called MGR

    A Revolutionary called MGR

    By M.R. Narayan Swamy | August 28, 2017

    When he was born in Kandy in Sri Lanka, perhaps none would have even remotely imagined that M.G. Ramachandran, or MGR, would overcome the tag of his...

  • Tales of inventions that run the modern world

    Tales of inventions that run the modern world

    By Vikas Datta | August 21, 2017

    The i-Phone may seem the pinnacle of human endeavour, ingenuity and technological prowess — but while Steve Jobs deserves the plaudits, the range of...

  • The dark secret of a double killing outside the FBI HQ

    The dark secret of a double killing outside the FBI HQ

    By Himani Kothari | August 20, 2017

    A gangland-style execution — and the murderer's subsequent suicide — right outside the FBI headquarters in Washington is witnessed by an...

  • Fearvana: Freedom from fear

    Fearvana: Freedom from fear

    By Nikhil Raghavan | August 16, 2017

    For every novelist, author, writer, reporter or anybody who puts pen to paper for the purpose of writing something or the other, there has to be a...

  • Journey of a woman who is a secular Muslim

    Journey of a woman who is a secular Muslim

    By Saket Suman | July 27, 2017

    This rather unusual book is about the eventful journey of a woman who, as a secular Muslim in independent India, and has seen the good, bad and the...

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