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Korma, Kheer and Kismet: Five seasons in Old Delhi by Pamela Timms
The Navratri are a time of avoidance of certain foods rather than complete abstinence and while there is an emphasis on purification and cleansing, food is still at the heart of the celebrations
Web | Oct 03, 2014
Sun Mere Bandhu Re—The Musical World Of S.D. Burman by Sathya Saran
On S.D. Burman's 108th birthday recalling his magical teaming up and finally splitting with Sahir, and the 'rediscovery' of Geeta Dutt
Web | Oct 01, 2014
The Diary Of The Nation’s Conscience Keeper Not Just An Accountant by Vinod Rai
The man who made the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India a force to reckon with tells all—from the 2G scam to CWG fiasco to Coalgate and the K-G Basin—in a damning memoir.
Magazine | Sep 22, 2014
The Essential Ved Mehta by Ved Mehta
When a central minister arrived at the Delhi central telephone exchange, roundly abused all and sundry, brandished a pistol and threatened the operator that he would kidnap her...
Web | Sep 10, 2014
 The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising by by Patrick Cockburn
Washington's “war on terror” has failed because it did not target the jihadi movement as a whole and, above all, was not aimed at Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
Web | Aug 21, 2014
by Eduardo Galeano
12 of the 366 episodes from the history of humanity covered in the book: from Joseph Stalin and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie
Web | Aug 19, 2014
Off the Record: Untold Stories from a Reporter's Diary by Ajith Pillai
'He had concluded, or had been told, that the mafia in the city was made up of Muslims and Muslims alone... Mr Naipaul kept thinking I had brought him to meet a Muslim gang'
Web | Aug 13, 2014
Decoding Didi Making Sense Of Mamata Banerjee by Dola Mitra
Mamata was magic; like moths to a flame, the media was drawn to a future CM; for the masses she nearly was Devi, slayer of evil. For everyone in Bengal, Mamata portended ‘poriborton’.
Magazine | Jul 07, 2014
The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor
Racist, sexist, and homophobic harassment or “trolling” has become a depressingly routine aspect of online life.
Web | Apr 10, 2014
Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism And The Ambanis by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta & Subir Ghosh & Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri
Exclusive extracts from a new book on the KG Basin gas controversy reveals for the first time the views of two key players well acquainted, through first-hand knowledge, with Reliance’s moves on the pricing and use of natural gas
Magazine | Apr 14, 2014
The Fiction Of Fact-Finding: Modi & Godhra by Manoj Mitta
Nine hours, two sessions, 71 questions; yet, as a new book examines, all SIT’s done is put Modi’s defence on record, not challenge contradictions
Magazine | Feb 17, 2014
My Experiment With Gandhi by Pramod Kapoor
A new biography of the Mahatma explores hidden facets of his life. A section from the first chapter, ‘The Final Hours’.
Magazine | Feb 03, 2014
DEGREE COFFEE BY THE YARD: A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF MADRAS by Nirmala Lakshman
I remember sentiments like ‘Coffeekku vazhi unda?’ which translates to ‘Is there a pathway to coffee?’ floating around the house as if the beverage were the path to enlightenment.
Web | Nov 14, 2013
A MATTER OF RATS—A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF PATNA by Amitava Kumar
To return to Patna is to find the challenging thought of death, like the tip of a knife, pressing against my rib.
Web | Nov 06, 2013
The Siege The Attack On The Taj by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark
A blow-by-blow account by two journalists of the 26/11 attack on the Taj in Mumbai on the fifth anniversary of the event
Magazine | Nov 11, 2013
Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha
Historian Ramachandra Guha’s new book explores the critical formative years of Gandhi’s political life, his time spent in England and South Africa. An excerpt:
Magazine | Oct 14, 2013
The Competent Authority by Shovon Chowdhury
'We must show them that we are not afraid of them by insulting them. We must cause them to lose face. Once they see we are fearless, they will be too scared to attack.'
Web | Sep 20, 2013
A Great Clamour by Pankaj Mishra
To understand contemporary Asia as a whole, one has to understand China—now more so than ever.
Magazine | Sep 23, 2013
My Journey by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Rocket man, president and inspiration for generations of Indians, Abdul Kalam finally tells his story. Excerpts from his forthcoming autobiography.
Magazine | Aug 26, 2013
Meena Kumari: The Classic Biography by Vinod Mehta
On Meena Kumari's 81st birth anniversary, a look back on the making of Pakeezah, the film her estranged husband made for her the way ‘Shah Jahan made Taj Mahal for his wife’
Web | Aug 01, 2013

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