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Books  /  Published 21.09.20

Books scheduled for 2021 that have us excited

Some of us have cancelled 2020 in our minds and become prone to imagining a time ‘when all of this is over’, effortlessly. Since the mind is already wandering into 2021, why not add a list...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

The essays, read in connection, reveal a capillary network of power, labour, violence and profit, which produces a discourse about the ‘environment’. The idea of ‘civic solidarities&...
By Hia Sen in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

As an insider, Thant’s account of the country since 2010 tries to challenge the simplistic approach that has dogged much of the international analysis of contemporary Myanmar: that Aung San Suu ...
By Larry Jagan   in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

Commentaries on contemporary India

Edited by Saurabh Kirpal; Hachette India; Rs 699 There is a discernible amplification of feminist urban voices because of social media, fuelled by the need to learn and unlearn to be socially resp...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

The stubborn stain of patriarchy

This explains the rather enthusiastic endorsement by Scott of Avon, a global cosmetics company, that relies on person-to-person or door-to-door sales by its individual franchisees that has apparently ...
By Jayati Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

Soul lessons from an once 20-something self

Desperate to step out of the “skin of known associations”, sort out conflicting priorities and escape to another version of reality, Manjula rationalizes her desire for Piet and the need t...
By Sonia Sahoo in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

A different kind of melody: Makers of the mrdangam

But Sebastian & Sons is much more than a mea culpa exercise in excavating the forgotten histories of the makers of the mrdangam; in his book, Krishna goes to great lengths to t...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 03.09.20

Making history with musical milestones

It’s about capturing the essence of the 1960s, which during his “guest appearance” Jerry Garcia voices towards the tail-end: “Every third or fourth generation is a generation o...
By Mathures Paul in

Books  /  Published 03.09.20

The wonder world of animal behaviour

The resultant trivia is not trivial. Even the discerning human may not know that the octopus is allergic to canoodling, simply because the males can end up as a tasty treat for the larger, aggressive ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 03.09.20

Notes from the ground: The Naxal story

Politics and violence apart, Bhardwaj’s ringside view also provides interesting anecdotes that bring out the reach of cricket and Patanjali products in areas where the government itself is yet t...
By Anita Joshua in


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