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Books  /  Published 03.12.21

Maydays, past and present

Besides the Introduction and Conclusion, the volume is divided into 11 chapters. Chapter 8, “The Fractal Geometry of Disaster”, is the most readable, the narrative riveting and the details...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

A city visible but unseen

My favourite portion of the book remains the strolling, walking, imaginations of Zap, criss-crossing the city, savouring its sights and sounds, and making them part of his guidebooks. The difference b...
By Nandini Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

The long road to equality

The author also brings out the hitherto overlooked tension between women’s right to inherit property, which she analyses in the context of family, and the larger understanding of gender justice ...
By Urvashi Sarkar

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

Everest beckons

Although mountain-dwellers would probably disagree with this unilateral depiction of “mankind”, Storti lays a finger on how advances in mountaineering in Europe, allied with the colonialis...
By Amit R. Baishya

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

America’s wonder years

How was this glory birthed? Menand is pragmatic, if not disillusioned. It was neither by sheer talent nor inordinate luck; they owed much of their spectacular fame and triumph in the worlds of art to ...
By Brinda Bose

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Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Man beats machine

Thus, Larson contends, AI may be a useful and sophisticated tool to perform a wide variety of functions but it can take all of us this far and no further. He firmly believes that AI is “both bad...
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Loosening the knots

Part 1 — The Past — deals with the period from India’s Independence up to the period of globalization, from P.V. Narasimha Rao’s privatization drive to Manmohan Singh’s m...
By Frank Rausan Pereira

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Travels across a linguistic terrain

Mohan impresses that ergativity exists in all languages, as she moves on to explore the caravan of Marathi, Bhojpuri, Balochi, Punjabi, Sindhi and many more tongues. In the process, she bursts the bub...
By Papia Sengupta

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

A beauty in braids

The two Sections which comprise Choudhury’s travels in Lower Assam and Bangladesh are informed by erudite accounts of Ahom and Kamrup dynasties and their battles, archaeological heritage and rui...
By Priyank Patel

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


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