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Book Review
Books  /  Published 06.08.20

Uncertainty: Stories behind numbers

A running theme in the book is based on what a professor at a business school asks his class when presenting a case-study based on real-life data: what is going on here? That appears to be the most se...
By Anup Sinha in

Books  /  Published 06.08.20

A clash of two visions: Gandhi’s Hinduism, Jinnah’s Islam

The fleshing out of the two adversaries is uneven too. Gandhi, understandably, dominates, with Akbar tracing his political journey ably, even though the trajectory of this journey would be familiar to...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 06.08.20

T20, Cricket’s youngest sibling

The book focuses on the market dynamics of franchise-based Leagues like the IPL and how it has contributed to building teams. The CEO of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Venky Mysore, tries to justify the r...
By Indranil Majumdar in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.20

A clash of two visions: Gandhi’s Hinduism, Jinnah’s Islam

The fleshing out of the two adversaries is uneven too. Gandhi, understandably, dominates, with Akbar tracing his political journey ably, even though the trajectory of this journey would be familiar to...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 06.08.20

Catherine House: Decent, but disposable

The plot more or less falls apart when the science fiction bit appears. Plasm seems mostly to be a plot device, about as convincing as infinity stones, designed to turn a decent young kid who used to ...
By Rimi B. Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 30.07.20

The fear is real: Stephen King in his elements

It is the titular novella, however, that might interest King’s ‘Constant Readers’ the most. Not only does it aptly demonstrate how genuine thrill can still be found amid a focus on sentimentalit...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 30.07.20

Cricket: Numbers blessed with the touch of immortality

The period, 2014-2019, is said to have been a good one for India. Part of the credit must go to India’s batsmen, notably Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma, and the spinners, Ravich...
By Amit Roy in

Books  /  Published 30.07.20

Caste: The swing of Dalit votes

Unlike the above instances of movements of radical empowerment that undermine ethnic voting praxis, the social mobilization processes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have not led to significant changes in ...
By Sharmila Purkayastha in

Books  /  Published 25.07.20

Ruskin Bond talks about his new book A Song of India

Ruskin Bond is rather saddened that he won’t be able to spend this winter in Calcutta at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in association with The Telegraph because of the pandemic. “Ma...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 24.07.20

Northeast: Manager and the managed

Sanjib Baruah ends In the Name of the Nation: India and its Northeast with the following statement: “…the peoples of Northeast India… will continue their struggles for th...
By Rashi Bhargava in


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