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    February 11, 2016, Thursday

    The limits of good intentions

    Simran Sethi's Bread, Wine, Chocolate tells a tale of the effects of globalisation and industrialisation of agriculture on our ...

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    February 09, 2016, Tuesday

    The Diwan who redefined governance

    The author notes that a large number of prestigious institutions that dot the map of Thiruvananthapuram today had their origins ...

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    February 07, 2016, Sunday

    'Futurism' is in the past

    Back in the 1960s there was a briefly popular wave of "futurism," of books and articles attempting to predict the changes ahead

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    February 04, 2016, Thursday

    The game of the Ivory Throne

    The state of Travancore... was possibly the only matrilineal state in the subcontinent

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    February 02, 2016, Tuesday

    The eternal gold rush

    In India, gold has a unique position for Hindus as the sacredness of the metal goes back to the start of creation

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    January 30, 2016, Saturday

    Delhi, water wars and graphic notes from underground

    Sarnath Banerjee's fourth graphic novel on the underbelly of life in India's capital city is another tour de force

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    January 25, 2016, Monday

    Falling on and off the map

    Although the book is nominally a travelogue, Detours' narrative often meanders from descriptions and experiences of places

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    January 23, 2016, Saturday

    Gregory David Roberts's new book remains in Shantaram's shadow

    Despite the familiar intricate plot-lines and colourful characters, this long-awaited sequel fails to live up to its predecessor

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    January 20, 2016, Wednesday

    China and Pakistan 'axistential' issues

    Andrew Small's book aims to provide "a starting point for thinking through the most important issues at stake" to understand the ...

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    January 17, 2016, Sunday

    Dark money behind the radical Right

    Dark Money is a persuasive, timely and necessary story of the Koch brothers' empire

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    January 14, 2016, Thursday

    Capitalism and the rise of xenophobia

    "Old xenophobia is monstrous, spectacular, and quickly identifiable. New xenophobia is less visible… [It] operates with varieties ...

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    January 13, 2016, Wednesday

    Sound of silence, echoes of protest at Lekhana in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru-based literature weekend Lekhana looked at art of writing and positon of the artist in the world

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    January 10, 2016, Sunday

    The art of the con

    The Confidence Game belongs to the genre popularised by Malcolm Gladwell: Social psychology designed for mass consumption

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    January 09, 2016, Saturday

    Life after death

    Much like Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Paul Kalanithi has the power to influence the lives of people through his book, even after ...

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    January 07, 2016, Thursday

    Cricket's 'wise old king'

    The book includes essays from a variety of Wisden publications, as well as extracts from the Almanack and reports of Benaud's 63 ...

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    January 05, 2016, Tuesday

    Family businesses: homilies vs home truths

    Management guru Ram Charan raises hopes further by writing on the cover of the book that it takes you "behind closed doors of ...

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    January 02, 2016, Saturday

    State of Grace

    An imaginative fictional recreation of the last years of W G Grace presents a warm, human portrait of the man who was behind ...

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    December 31, 2015, Thursday

    Taking stock of Narendra Modi

    But given the inconsistencies that have stemmed from South Block, can one actually conclude that the premier has shown great ...

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    December 29, 2015, Tuesday

    Barkha Dutt behind the fault lines

    In "The Place of Women", the journalist in Ms Dutt takes a backseat and the woman in her gets behind the wheel

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    December 27, 2015, Sunday

    A street thug turns jihadi leader

    Mr Warrick focuses parts of this book on the lives of several individuals with singular, inside takes on the overarching story

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    February 10, 2016, Wednesday

    Subhash Chandra, eclectic entrepreneur

    Subhash Chandra was smoking a beedi the first time I met him (those were the days when you could smoke anywhere)

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    February 08, 2016, Monday

    Pakistan's pure bigotry

    Farhanaz Ispahani captures this transformation admirably in her book, a scholarly work that will help understand the turbulence ...

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    February 06, 2016, Saturday

    The borderline cases of Jammu & Kashmir

    Three books based on memories and eye-witness accounts show how the state's contested history has contributed to its contemporary ...

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    February 03, 2016, Wednesday

    Sentiment and argument

    In Sentiment, Politics, Censorship, the editors assemble 19 essays from writers who are academics, journalists, artists, lawyers, ...

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    January 31, 2016, Sunday

    Anatomy of American jihadists

    The author of four books on terrorism, Mr Bergen writes with authority and range, drawing on his many sources in the intelligence ...

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    January 28, 2016, Thursday

    Teachable moments in diplomacy

    Throughout, Mr Rana keeps the story moving, notwithstanding pit-stops to draw attention to particular aspects of diplomatic ...

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    January 24, 2016, Sunday

    The Republicans in interesting times

    Both authors conclude their books with suggestions on how to fix the right

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    January 21, 2016, Thursday

    The better half of women's empowerment

    Mr Dutta writes about the agents of social change - mothers, teachers, non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers - who have ...

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    January 19, 2016, Tuesday

    Manipur, in the heart of darkness

    Author weaves a rich tapestry of state, stitching together its historical, political, security, economic and cultural threads, ...

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    January 16, 2016, Saturday

    Modern Turkey from death throes to rebirth

    This military history traces Great Power machinations after the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire but provides an inadequate ...

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    January 13, 2016, Wednesday

    Misogyny as a religion

    Indoctrination has been and remains the most formidable weapon of all times, the horror of which we are witnessing today in the ...

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    January 12, 2016, Tuesday

    Yesterday's professions

    Overall, The Lost Generation: Chronicling India's Dying Professions is an off-beat book that is pleasing in the diverse sights, ...

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    January 09, 2016, Saturday

    The world of books in 2016

    The author predicts how the world of books will change dramatically in 2016

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    January 09, 2016, Saturday

    Rusty grows up

    Ruskin Bond's latest book reminds children and adults once again of the simpler pleasures of life

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    January 06, 2016, Wednesday

    Jack Ma: The authorised version

    From various profiles, we know Mr Ma is charismatic, maverick and unconventional - he is known as "Crazy Jack" for his purported ...

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    January 03, 2016, Sunday

    Good DNA can be bad for us

    We tend to think of good genes as the ones that make us thin, calm, cheerful and healthy. This logical assumption may not be ...

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    January 02, 2016, Saturday

    Jinnah, friend and folly

    If Amitav Ghosh is a sociologist-historian turned novelist, Kiran Doshi is a novelist turned social historian

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    December 30, 2015, Wednesday

    Jihad in secular struggles

    This book focuses on the call for jihad against the British by the Islamic clergy (mullahs) in the 19th and 20th centuries

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    December 29, 2015, Tuesday

    Chetan Bhagat is the most loved author on Flipkart

    Shilpa Shetty Kundra emerges as the top-selling non-fiction writer

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    December 26, 2015, Saturday

    The 2016 reading list

    2016 is a year of possibilities: George RR Martin's fans have been quietened by the rumour that The Winds of Winter is coming, ...


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