The Dire Straits story, courtesy John Illsley

A band is blowing Dixie Double four time You feel alright When you hear the music ring That’s the secon...

America’s wonder years

Book: The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War Author: Louis Menand, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giro...

Everest beckons

Book: The Hunt for Mount Everest Author: Craig Storti Publisher: John Murray Price: Rs 699 The peak that...

The long road to equality

Book: Owning Land, Being Women: Inheritance and Subjecthood in India Author: Amrita Mondal Publisher: De Gruyt...

Gold without glitter

Book: Gold Diggers: a novel Author: Sanjena Sathian Publisher: HarperCollins Price: Rs 599 Middle-class ...

A beauty in braids

Book: The Braided River: A Journey along the Brahmaputra Author: Samrat Choudhury, Publisher: HarperColli...

Books  /  Published 14.11.21

10 habit-breaking books that you must have

If you’ve been a firm believer of the fact that your IQ is going to shape the rest of your life, then Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence will make you think otherwise. Focussing inste...
By Hannah Nicole D’Souza (t2 intern)

Books  /  Published 14.11.21

Familiar territory

Riva Razdan is a New York University graduate and currently working as a screenwriter and author based in Mumbai. Her debut novel Arzu was published by Hachette India in 2021 ...
By Riva Razdan

Books  /  Published 14.11.21

How Democracy Dies

I arrived at 1 Akbar Road a few minutes before time. I thought to myself that perhaps Indira Gandhi had decided to resign. Jagjivan Ram and Swaran Singh reached at the same time as I did. We were all ...
By B.D. Pande

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Arabic edition of '100 Great Indian Poems' launched

The Arabic edition of '100 Great Indian Poems', selected and edited by Indian diplomat and acclaimed litterateur Abhay K, has been launched at the ongoing 11-day Sharjah International Book Fai...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Dubai

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Troubled land

Three decades of South African socio-political history — from the dying days of the apartheid to the disappointment of Jacob Zuma’s presidency — are woven into this saga of loss. Not...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Honest reflections

The trajectory of Ghandy’s life provides an intriguing parallel with the international communist movement. When he began his life as a revolutionary, almost half the world was under communist ru...
By Asim Ali

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Dialogue as wisdom

Sri Ramakrishna convinced people of the truths he realized with a profusion of analogies from science and observation of everyday life with keen psychological understanding. For example, to show the p...
By Sreemati Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Arduous path

On the much-debated Indian hand in Nepal’s politics, the book is sketchy. Yami does touch upon it fleetingly in parts but for a book this detailed, it falls short, especially considering many of...
By Anita Joshua

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Reconciliation project

Undoubtedly, untouchability and caste discrimination have been the biggest blots on Hindu society. The book does not whitewash this stark truth. “Dalit literature,” it correctly observes, ...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

Books  /  Published 11.11.21

An Ode to Autumn

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore Slip into your favourite pair of red shoes and enjoy McLemore’s young-adult fantasy retelling of the infamous fairy tale Red Shoes. Andersen’s ...
By Hannah Nicole D’Souza (t2 intern)


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