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  • Appalling tales from N. Korea

    Appalling tales from N. Korea

    By Saket Suman | April 22, 2017

    The period is between 1989 and 1997. Bandi—the pseudonym of our North Korean author who is working in the nation's official writers'...

  • Nair in Wonderland

    Nair in Wonderland

    By Anjuly Mathai | April 30, 2017

    P.K. Nair, perhaps the most famous film archivist of India, remembers visiting filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke’s son Prabhakar in Nashik to retrieve some...

  • War diaries

    War diaries

    By Rekha Dixit | April 23, 2017

    Masood Khalili was all set to pursue a PhD at Delhi’s St Stephen’s College in the 1980s when he got a call from his father, then the Afghan...

  • A peek into India's health system

    A peek into India's health system

    By Namita Kohli | March 23, 2017

    Former Union health secretary K. Sujatha Rao's book, <i>Do we care? India's Health System</i>, is a candid treatise on the ways in which health...

  • A peek into Tibet's recent past

    A peek into Tibet's recent past

    By Shalini Singh | March 09, 2017

    Tsewang Yishey Pemba remains a man of many firsts. For someone who learnt alphabets by arranging pebbles, he came a long way to become the first...

  • Tragedy revisited

    Tragedy revisited

    By Mandira Nayar | March 12, 2017

    On June 13, 1997, the lives of Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy changed forever. They lost their two children, Unnati and Ujjwal, in a fire that...

  • Animal ally

    Animal ally

    By Namrata Biji Ahuja | March 12, 2017

    A soldier mounted on a camel makes for a fascinating sight every time we see him in real and reel life. But did we know that the camel can also act...

  • Space craft

    Space craft

    By Rekha Dixit | March 12, 2017

    He nearly joined IBM before he opted for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Toying with the two tempting offers soon after graduating as...

  • Banking on balance

    Banking on balance

    By Mandira Nayar | March 05, 2017

    Can women have it all? That’s the question that Sudha Menon attempts to answer in her book Devi, Diva or She-Devil. There are voices from women who...

  • 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...

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