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  • 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...

  • A fresh perspective

    A fresh perspective

    By Karthik Ravindranath | September 04, 2016

    The tale of the Mahabharata has been told and retold so often that many of us have strong opinions about the protagonists and the story as a whole....

  • Cautioning reformers

    Cautioning reformers

    By Vandana | August 14, 2016

    A Bureaucrat Fights Back is an interesting read on how a retired civil servant saves himself from denunciation by unscrupulous ministers and a...

  • An armed mission

    An armed mission

    By Ajit Kumar Dubey | August 07, 2016

    India's Wars: A Military History, 1947-1971 begins by pointing out that neglect of military history as a field of study in India has resulted in a...

  • Selling is believing

    Selling is believing

    By Ajish P Joy | July 24, 2016

    Remember the effervescent Liril girl, the cute Rasna kid or the dapper Raymond man? These are images that remain alive in the minds of most Indians,...

  • Healing touch

    Healing touch

    By Ajish P Joy | June 12, 2016

    The lengthy title of the book says it all. Renowned paediatrician Dr Gita Mathai has penned a volume on how to stay healthy in modern India, making...

  • Empower with examples

    Empower with examples

    By Gunjan Sharma | June 12, 2016

    In these times of internet and television when a child has uncontrolled exposure to a multitude of influences, not all healthy, parenting has become...

  • Of epic proportions

    Of epic proportions

    By Mandira Nayar | June 12, 2016

    It begins with madness. And, it is difficult to resist. Siddhartha Mukherjee took the literary world by storm with The Emperor of All Maladies: A...

  • Bringing up parents

    Bringing up parents

    By Ajish P Joy | June 05, 2016

    I only wish Pallavi Aiyar had written Babies & Bylines a decade earlier. My wife and I had our daughter in the winter of 2008. Being away from...

  • Dollops of wisdom

    Dollops of wisdom

    By Swagata Yadavar | June 05, 2016

    Move over, fad diets; it is now all about holistic diet and eating according to one’s body type and metabolism, says health columnist and...

  • War to freedom

    War to freedom

    By R Prasannan | May 29, 2016

    The title of the book may be misleading. The book is not about any of the wars independent India fought, but about a war that led to India's...

  • Firebirds forever

    Firebirds forever

    By Sanjay Ahlawat | May 15, 2016

    The tiger has been central to Valmik Thapar's work and public identity. But, in Winged Fire, he focuses more on feathers than fur. Of course, with...

  • Ode to the past

    Ode to the past

    By Ajish P Joy | May 08, 2016

    When The New York Times announced the places to visit in 2016, the only Indian state to find a place in the list was Tamil Nadu. One of the reasons...

  • Disrupted dreams

    Disrupted dreams

    By Vijaya Pushkarna | May 08, 2016

    Tavleen Singh, columnist and author, is not the first one to lament endlessly on how and why India has failed its citizens, be it in key sectors...

  • Setting the record straight

    Setting the record straight

    By Vijaya Pushkarna | May 01, 2016

    The idea of understanding Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar, Vallabhbhai Patel and Subhas Chandra Bose in today’s context will make us...

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