The speedy aggregation of market, nature and technology befuddles us all, says Friedman
A new biography of A.B. Vajpayee doesn’t miss a beat, but relies heavily on secondary material
Rich in symbolism, Kire’s story, resonant of her Naga roots, has the pellucid quality of folktales
The director and dancer on life as a superstar child and wife, and her first book, Standing on an Apple Box.
K. Radhakrishnan mixes the personal and the professional admirably. But his ISRO is a sanitised one and its inner workings remain hidden.
The titles—fiction or non-fiction, foreign or Indian, and bhasha—that are likely to end up on the shelf of a discerning reader
Did classical Indian literature focus more on the absentee lover than on the joys of union, probes Arshia Sattar
Kiessling is excellent on the ISI under Gen Zia and its pernicious influence, but misses crucial aspects
A gritty, personalised reconstruction of serial murders in Mumbai proves to be fascinating
A joyous, clever, black satire references the entire African-American experience to make its point
These tales, set in small-town Assam, speak of torments and desires, and are soaked in music
The author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid talks about his famous series, his 11th book, and how it all began.
An extract from a new book by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand on when the Koh-i-Noor resided in Lahore
The autobiography of one of our top scientists avoids scientific matters, or even the state of Indian scientific research. It’s just a roster of his many accomplishments.
Taslima’s solipsistic atomism jars, but one must admire her spirit in the face of slimy intolerance
Devdutt Pattanaik’s eminently readable book compares the Indian and Greek myth systems to find convergences and divergences, all through an Indic prism
An account of late imperial hypocrisy has interpretive errors, but is valuable for the British story
An extract from the chapter ‘Why did the CBI avoid (capturing) Sivarasan?’ from Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Murugan’s recently released memoir, Rajiv Killing: Forgotten Truths
Layered with adventure and contemplation, a Himalayan anthology strikes out in all directions
Angst, scrapes, fleet-footed adjustments—Dhondy’s Cambridge memoir presents a throbbing zeitgeist
A pioneer among Indians in Canadian politics recounts his eventful march to high office
Kanhaiya’s trajectory, from village to JNU and activism, is underpinned by a firm stand against injustice
Manwani’s biography of a film-maker as unapologetically commercial as Nasir Husain is a pointer to the growing acceptability of books on popular Hindi cinema
A glimpse into Bangalore's soul and Dara Singh's biography, a chatty retelling of the story of a farmer’s son who goes on to tame international wrestlers
Welcome to Trudeaupia-2, where image is everything. Yet, the proof of the pop appeal is still in the policy pudding.
In a novel about Tagore and his female relatives and companions, the poet emerges as a fallible man
Malika’s bruisingly honest memoir is dominated by her abusive marriage with the great Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal
A masterly, yet uncritical, excavation of A.K. Ramanujan’s varied poetics
It is the search for the origin of zero, without which it is impossible to imagine the modern day world
Chetan Bhagat's runaway blockbuster and another quiet yet surprising exit in the publishing world