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India Shashtra: Reflections On The Nation In Our Time by Shashi Tharoor
For much of the book, Tharoor seems to be taking his eloquence for a test drive, without taking us anywhere new.
Reviewed by Santosh Desai
Magazine | Jul 06, 2015
Flood Of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh's cosmopolitan-colonial world bursts into life with the fog of war, individual destinies, camp life, victoriana and a rapacious British Empire
Reviewed by Shovon Chowdhury
Magazine | Jun 29, 2015
Becoming Steve Jobs: The evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader by Brent Schendler & Rick Tetzeli
How an abrasive genius wisened up, learnt to respect talent and lead a creative cohort towards great things
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Jun 22, 2015
First Infinities by Vijay Nambisan
Lithe and precise, sometimes almost non-emotional in its restraint
Reviewed by Sudeep Sen
Magazine | Jun 22, 2015
The Tears Of The Rajas: Mutiny, Money & Marriage In India, 1805-1905 by Ferdinand Mount
Rich cast and tapestry, momentous times make for a thrilling, but deeply flawed, book
Reviewed by Zareer Masani
Magazine | Jun 15, 2015
Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And Lead by Laszlo Bock
What makes Google achieve a consistent rating as one of the best places to work in?
Reviewed by Hansa Malhotra
Web | Jun 02, 2015
Fractals: New And Selected Poems/Translations 1980-2015 by Sudeep Sen
Sudeep Sen traverses in this new compendium a range of poetic influences, cultures and concerns, yet retains a consistency of style and sensibility
Reviewed by Shashi Tharoor
Magazine | Jun 08, 2015
Sleeping On Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
Entices the reader into turning the pages, hoping to find some kind of answer to all the questions that the story raises.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Jun 08, 2015
The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India And Pakistan by Dilip Hiro
For a fast, frothy record of events, Hiro’s book passes muster. Yet, premised on a ‘primeval’ Hindu-Muslim hatred, his is often an unresearched, prejudiced waffle.
Reviewed by Mani Shankar Aiyar
Magazine | Jun 01, 2015
Hadal by C.P. Surendran
A novel populated with dogs, elephants, wise teenagers and unwise scientists is a deep dive into the state of India
Reviewed by Saaz Aggarwal
Magazine | May 18, 2015
The Front Row: Conversations On Cinema by Anupama Chopra
Not easy to read in one sitting but could make a great reference book.
Reviewed by Sathya Saran
Magazine | May 18, 2015
She Will Build Him A City by Raj Kamal Jha
Man, Woman and Child plough their frenetic, lonely and despairing furrows in this exhilarating novel of new India
Reviewed by Manjul Bajaj
Magazine | May 11, 2015
A Glimpse Of Eternal Snows by Jane Wilson-Howarth
For Wilson-Howarth, Nepal remains a spiritual haven and a zoological treasure trove.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | May 11, 2015
Bedtime Story, Black Tulip by Kiran Nagarkar
A post-Emergency play adapted from the Mahabharata is relevant in these times of thuggish Hindutva and loss of hope
Reviewed by Hartman de Souza
Magazine | May 04, 2015
Mantras For Success, India's Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win by Suhel Seth & Sunny Sen
A rehashing of top CEO profiles leads up to the pieces de resistance: inspiring quotes
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | May 04, 2015
Aryans, Jews, Brahmans: Theorizing Authority Through Myths Of Identity by Dorothy M. Figueira
Drawing on the Rig Veda, orientalists, reformers and Hindu nationalists constructed self-serving ideas of ‘the Aryans’
Reviewed by Anshul Avijit
Magazine | Apr 27, 2015
Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
There is a tone of finality about Let Me Be Frank With You—it’s clear there will be no more Frank Bascombe novels.
Reviewed by Satish Padmanabhan
Magazine | Apr 27, 2015
India Song by Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr’s Photoshop vision places animals in Rajasthan’s palatial grandeur. The result is magical, absurd, gorgeous.
Reviewed by William Dalrymple
Magazine | Apr 27, 2015
The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi’s Campaign To Transform India by Lance Price
This Modi book is good on the campaign hardware and adds to the halo but avoids the discomforting bits
Reviewed by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Magazine | Apr 20, 2015
Don’t Let Him Know by Sandip Roy
Roy tells his stories simply, without too many twists, just an end stop that makes the reader think.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Apr 20, 2015

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