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Debunking the population myth

Book: The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India Author: S.Y. Quraishi Publisher: Harpe...

The professor’s wisdom

Book: My Life in Red and White: My Autobiography Author: Arsène Wenger Publisher: W&N Price: R...
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Memories of listening to what the young ones say

In 1939, when Beverly Cleary was a children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington, she had a tough time find...

Top 11 reads for your little ones

1 V for Vaccine: A one-shot introduction to Vaccines by HarperCollins India (Rs 99) With a pandemic and the s...

Selective enlightenment

Book: Mutating Goddesses: Bengal’s Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights Author: Saswati Sengupta Publisher...

Bitter truths

  Book: The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India Author: Jinee Lok...

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Books  /  Published 18.04.21

Actor Kabir Bedi on his must-tell tales

So what are your thoughts on the OTT platform that are now democratising the whole industry to a large extent? I am greatly interested in the OTT platforms, not just in India but also in Italy. I fee...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Memories of listening to what the young ones say

In 1939, when Beverly Cleary was a children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington, she had a tough time finding books to recommend to her young readers. They wanted to read about “normal, ever...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

The professor’s wisdom

Sadly, My Life in Red and White won’t answer such questions. It will paint an intriguing story of the early life of Wenger, how he grew up in rural Alsace, in the east of France. You w...
By Alexis Tadié in

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Debunking the population myth

The available data on the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India, on the other hand, do not show a radically different trend from other communities. As a matter of fact, the NF...
By Achin Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 13.04.21

Top 11 reads for your little ones

7 Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan (Red Panda; Rs 250) To be launched in April, this book brings alive the stellar artworks of famed painter Raja Ra...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Look dear, the library is moving

Advertisement is like Botox — well almost. It helps smoothen wrinkles — real and metaphorical — with or without consent. So it has been with a commercial on Facebook featur...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Dangerous gift from a virus

The pandemic has revealed newer aspects of our fallback to idiocy, violence and brutality — the swampy backwaters of instinctual fears, prejudices and perceptions our minds had once crawled thro...
By Deeptanil Ray in

Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Bitter truths

The courts also chimed in with their approval of polygraph, brain scanning and narcoanalysis, even deeming that consent from the accused was irrelevant before administering these methods. They agreed ...
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Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Selective enlightenment

“Manusmrti, and its precepts, have remained a central iconic text in the sanctioning of caste and gender hierarchies, repression, and political subjugation (p.31).” “Normative Brahma...
By Bibek Debroy in

Books  /  Published 06.04.21

Shrutidhora on dismantling assumptions

THE MAPPING OF MEANING The Trespasser raises a lot of intriguing questions, but none more vital than the question of who gets to decide the meaning of a story. The mapping of meaning in The Trespass...
By Priyam Marik in


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