Daruwalla’s quietening cynicism has shades of darkening oak; Hoskote’s odyssey churns past worlds
This detailed book on the US’s Afghan strategy elaborates on the ISI’s shadowy dance of deception, but downplays larger failures of American policy
Two by Sheila Dikshit: one is a delightful, though guarded, memoir; another a self-congratulatory coffee-table book
Renoir, and his delicately florid canvases of people at work, play or in repose, are put in their densely striated socio-political context
Nambi Narayanan’s career in ISRO is also a history of that national centre of excellence. Then, there are ugly warts—his shameful framing as a spy.