Non Fiction
Books  /  Published 22.10.20

Myopic vision: India's central bank and ministry of finance

Historically, the RBI had been closely controlled by the government. Since the mid-1990s, there had been a global trend of making central banks independent. Until the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget ...
By Anup Sinha in

Books  /  Published 22.10.20

Love: the most troublesome word

Rakhshanda Jalil’s brief but masterly account of the Barahmasa poetic form engages with the ways in which nature, culture and oral traditions intermingle with the pining female lover’s voi...
By Debapriya Basu  in

Books  /  Published 15.10.20

Message in a bottle: Bengal and Homoeopathy

Chapter five situates local legislative movements in Bengal within the context of broader nationalist health agendas, with shifting arguments for and against official recognition of homoeopathy. Das d...
By Gary Hausman in

Books  /  Published 15.10.20


Yet, policy howlers — Covid, China, Iran and North Korea — are not enough to comprehend the quixotic architecture of the POTUS’s mind. This knowledge is predicated upon Woodward&rsqu...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 08.10.20

An enduring appeal that they kept through their lives

Manchester, of course, plays a vital part in this story. It does mirror the histories of many British cities through the post-industrial 1970s, but it was interesting to learn in detail about this one...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 01.10.20

Streets have secrets

Given Enlightenment’s historical complicity with colonialism, Mask does appropriately open with the present-day Chetla slums in Calcutta as she narrates State-directed introduction of addresses ...
By Prasanta Ray in

Books  /  Published 01.10.20

Bit too perfect

Krishnaswamy insists that no other player has performed as consistently at big sporting events: Sindhu reached the finals eight times in 10 such events since the Rio Olympics. Yet Shuttling to th...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 24.09.20

Falling apart: Musings on existential crisis

But one wonders how much Covid-19 would have mattered to Ord. He sees humanity standing on the precipice, staring at its own possible extinction across a large arc of time. Small units of time, like t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Books  /  Published 24.09.20

The sacrosanct in a new light

Backed by important insights from psychologists and neurophysicists, Armstrong advocates the integration of the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. She justly points out that even modern educ...
By Annie Kunnath 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


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