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  • The humble hawk

    The humble hawk

    By Mandira Nayar | March 05, 2017

    There are many books on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, but, perhaps, none like this. Written by his press secretary S.M. Khan, the book offers a ringside view...

  • Subtle life

    Subtle life

    By Mini P Thomas | February 19, 2017

    The demise of the god in Puttaparthi, who delighted children with sugar candies from nowhere and cured and soothed people, was least expected....

  • Chronicling a carnage

    Chronicling a carnage

    By Anjuly Mathai | February 05, 2017

    While on an Army patrol in north Sikkim in 1975, George Eapen strolled along the Lachung Chu river and saw a rock bearing what people believed to be...

  • Archer teacher

    Archer teacher

    By Maijo Abraham | February 05, 2017

    Modern-day wars are mostly fought in boardrooms. And, who can teach you about waging wars better than Arjuna. The Pandava prince was the finest...

  • More than Mr Indira

    More than Mr Indira

    By Soni Mishra | January 08, 2017

    He is the forgotten Gandhi, despite having lent his surname to the first family of Indian politics. Swedish journalist Bertil Falk’s book is about...

  • Soaring high

    Soaring high

    By Ajish P Joy | January 01, 2017

    On January 28, 1987, K.V. Srinivas, a student at IIM, Ahmedabad, who was the goalkeeper of the institute’s football team, suffered severe brain...

  • Look back in anger

    Look back in anger

    By Mandira Nayar | December 18, 2016

    Tharoor’s latest book is a detailed, damning document of the systematic British plunder of India

  • Aiming high

    Aiming high

    By Mandira Nayar | December 11, 2016

    Jeffrey Archer wants to create something bigger than Kane and Abel

  • A cultural movement

    A cultural movement

    By Shalini Singh | December 11, 2016

    At a time when cinema in India is largely defined by the terms ‘Bollywood’, ‘box office’ and ‘star power’, film activist-writer V.K. Cherian’s book...

  • Killer’s bomb

    Killer’s bomb

    By Lakshmi Subramanian | December 11, 2016

    Nalini claims in her memoir that Priyanka was furious when she pleaded innocence

  • A caged bird’s tale

    A caged bird’s tale

    By Mandira Nayar | November 13, 2016

    Taslima Nasrin’s story of exile is well known. But, behind the controversies, and the the politics surrounding her departure from Bengal, is a deep...

  • Dream factory

    Dream factory

    By Anjuly Mathai | October 09, 2016

    Bhattathiri’s collection of short stories is set in Karuthapuzha, a quaint little fictional town in the middle of nowhere. There are different...

  • The truth untold

    The truth untold

    By Lakshmi Subramanian | September 04, 2016

    The last journalist to have interviewed Rajiv Gandhi minutes before he died, Neena Gopal, recounts the final moments of his life, the lack of...

  • Under investigation

    Under investigation

    By Namrata Biji Ahuja | September 04, 2016

    A Feast of Vultures is the fascinating tale of modern India and its journey as a liberal economy. Through his experiences and encounters as an...

  • Behind the veil

    Behind the veil

    By T.M. Krishna | September 04, 2016

    Shiv Visvanathan is referred to as a scholar, social thinker, public intellectual and social scientist. In his Twitter handle, he uses the rather...

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