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Books  /  Published 18.08.20

Anand Neelakantan: taking forward the Bahubali universe

On religion… Religions have been used by most rulers to control the people. It was true thousands of years ago and is now. Why? Because it doesn’t require any proof, only emotions and em...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Rajiv: death of a vision

In the international arena, his relations with the Pakistan premier, Benazir Bhutto, the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Chinese strongman, Deng Xiaoping, reveal the astonishing rapport he h...
By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

The war on truth: Fake News and Free Media

Subjectivity had always played an important role in the agenda-setting of news, but after these wars, Seneviratne argues, it underwent a major shift — the Northern “libertarian” medi...
By Deeptanil Ray in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

A philosophical engagement with Hannah Arendt

Understandably, therefore, Dew wants her readers to view Arendt as more of a philosopher than a theorist. She reads Arendt’s body of work by placing them alongside the works of other philosopher...
By Sumit Chakrabarti 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

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

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 31.07.20

The fear is real: Stephen King in his elements

Most readers of Stephen King’s works will know The Shining and Pet Sematary. They will also know that neither of these books — easily among the author’s most memorable works, and arguably the...
By Nayantara Mazumder in


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