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  • Book review: Leaders, Politicians, Citizens | Little known and forgotten stories from the great Indian political theatre May 13, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Book review: Leaders, Politicians, Citizens | Little known and forgotten stories from the great Indian political theatre

    'Leaders, Politicians and Citizens' is a collection of short biographical sketches of 50 politicians and people in public life who have influenced the politics of post-Independence India.

  • "I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya May 08, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    "I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya

    World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya on placing a copy of her book 'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh' in Shah Rukh Khan's home library, her book and the economics of fandom.

  • LGBTQ non-fiction: ‘Dear Senthuran’ and ‘Northern Light’ make us look inwards and remind why personal stories matter May 08, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    LGBTQ non-fiction: ‘Dear Senthuran’ and ‘Northern Light’ make us look inwards and remind why personal stories matter

    While Akwaeke Emezi’s book is mostly an inward narrative, Kazim Ali’s an adventurous ride. But they both amount to the same conclusion: “Places do not belong to us. We belong to them.”

  • Book review: 'The Bangalore Detectives Club' - Elite membership! May 07, 2022 05:56 PM IST

    Book review: 'The Bangalore Detectives Club' - Elite membership!

    In her debut novel, author Harini Nagendra gives us a female protagonist who breaks gender and caste stereotypes even as she give us an unputdownable murder mystery set in 1920s Bengaluru.

  • Book excerpt: Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times by Abhinav Chandrachud | Tamas and the case for free speech May 07, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Book excerpt: Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times by Abhinav Chandrachud | Tamas and the case for free speech

    Abhinav Chandrachud met Soli Sorabjee at the latter's south Delhi home in May 2018. The book, an authorised biography, grew from interviews that Chandrachud recorded then.

  • The last days of Roger Federer and other artists May 07, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    The last days of Roger Federer and other artists

    Geoff Dyer’s new book is a sustained meditation on the later careers of artists and athletes, as well as his own circumstances.

  • 'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters May 01, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters

  • Memories of Irrfan Khan Apr 30, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Memories of Irrfan Khan

    Friday (April 29, 2022) was Irrfan Khan’s second death anniversary. A memoir by one of his directors, Anup Singh, brings alive what really made him the actor and man that he was.

  • 'The Candy House' and other novels that go back and forth in time Apr 30, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    'The Candy House' and other novels that go back and forth in time

    New fiction by Emily St. John Mandel, Jennifer Egan and Sequoia Nagamatsu connects the past, present and future to explore what it’s like to be a human being today.

  • Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways Apr 24, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways

    Cooking the books, banking deceits, Ponzi schemes... 'Corporate Frauds' delves into why rich people commit fraud and how some of the biggest cases have changed the way India does business.

  • Language isn’t an instinct, it’s a game Apr 23, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Language isn’t an instinct, it’s a game

    In their new book, scientists Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater put forward the intriguing argument that origins of language lie in cultural improvisation and human imagination.

  • World Book and Copyright Day 2022: How the day to celebrate reading came into being Apr 23, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    World Book and Copyright Day 2022: How the day to celebrate reading came into being

    World Book Day 2022: UNESCO, in its message to mark the day, said that there is even greater need to cherish books --symbols of hope -- in uncertain times.

  • Welcome to a Village With More Booksellers Than School Pupils Apr 21, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    Welcome to a Village With More Booksellers Than School Pupils

    The survival of that huge nationwide network of bookstores in Spain, where readership levels are not particularly high, is “one of the great paradoxes of this country, but I think we’re living in a kind of book bubble,” said Victor López-Bachiller, who owns a bookstore in Urueña.

  • Is there such a thing as an Indian way of doing business? Apr 17, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Is there such a thing as an Indian way of doing business?

    Harvard Business School professors Geoffrey Jones and Tarun Khanna say yes, and no.

  • A crime novel that’s much more than a crime novel Apr 16, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    A crime novel that’s much more than a crime novel

    Claudia Piñeiro’s ‘Elena Knows’, shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize, takes a searching look at some social problems in Argentina today.

  • Book excerpt: Digital Leapfrogs | Why Rivigo launched relay-as-a-service and what happened when redBus took bus tickets online Apr 15, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    Book excerpt: Digital Leapfrogs | Why Rivigo launched relay-as-a-service and what happened when redBus took bus tickets online

    "While Rivigo transformed how companies move consumer goods and other products around India, redBus refashioned the way people moved around the country."

  • Book excerpt | The Art and Science of Frugal Innovation by Malavika Dadlani, Anil Wali and Kaushik Mukerjee Apr 10, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Book excerpt | The Art and Science of Frugal Innovation by Malavika Dadlani, Anil Wali and Kaushik Mukerjee

    "All cheaper and affordable products or services do not necessarily imply recourse to frugal technology... In the case of frugal innovation, there is no compromise on technological parameters."

  • 'Goncourt Choice of India prize is the start of a new adventure': Philippe Claudel, secretary general, Goncourt Academy Apr 10, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    'Goncourt Choice of India prize is the start of a new adventure': Philippe Claudel, secretary general, Goncourt Academy

    Previously won by Simone de Beauvoir, Marcel Proust and André Malraux, the Goncourt Prize is known for making the winning book a commercial success. The French literature prize has now been instituted in India, too.

  • Wrist Assured review: G. Vishwanath's book is a lovely walk through a bygone era in cricket Apr 10, 2022 08:23 AM IST

    Wrist Assured review: G. Vishwanath's book is a lovely walk through a bygone era in cricket

    There's an old-world charm that the book breathes through its pages. It is, however, a charm that exclusively centres on G. Vishwanath the cricketer.

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Five gems from ‘Indomitable’ by Arundhati Bhattacharya Apr 09, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Five gems from ‘Indomitable’ by Arundhati Bhattacharya

    In a world where women, by and large, don’t write their biographies for the fear of being judged, let's doff our hat to 'Indomitable'.

  • P.G. Wodehouse: A threat to the State Apr 09, 2022 08:04 AM IST

    P.G. Wodehouse: A threat to the State

    A decidedly unserious re-reading of the English humourist shows how his work contains several subversive messages.

  • Book Excerpt | "Ode to My Panic Attack", from 'Annus Horribilis' by Avinab Datta-Areng Apr 03, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    Book Excerpt | "Ode to My Panic Attack", from 'Annus Horribilis' by Avinab Datta-Areng

    The poems in 'Annus Horibilis' - Avinab Datta-Areng's first poetry collection - deal with subjects like mental health, drug use, relationships, and family.

  • Making music out of scars Apr 03, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    Making music out of scars

    A review of Neel Patel’s debut novel ‘Tell Me How to Be’.

  • Gita Piramal: I hope readers will consider the Bajaj history and cherry pick those events which most interest them Apr 03, 2022 08:40 AM IST

    Gita Piramal: I hope readers will consider the Bajaj history and cherry pick those events which most interest them

    "Through Rahul Bajaj's rich and fascinating life, the book also captures the story of an evolving India over several decades."

  • A historian’s debut novel about the dark side of globalisation Apr 02, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    A historian’s debut novel about the dark side of globalisation

    Yasmin Cordery Khan’s 'Edgware Road' deals with a quest for identity and shady goings-on at the erstwhile Bank of Commerce and Credit International.

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