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    August 28, 2016, Sunday

    A tower of Trump books

    Over the last year, we've been plunged into the alternate reality of Trumpland, as though we were caught in the maze of his old ...

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    August 27, 2016, Saturday

    Putin's novel dementia

    There's a reason Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump seem to like each other: They both dislike reality. It takes a special ...

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    August 24, 2016, Wednesday

    Modern India, traditional remedies

    Aarathi Prasad's book provides a good idea of how the two worlds co-exist happily

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    August 22, 2016, Monday

    T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Launch my ire

    After all, Rs 500 - which is usually around what the books cost - for a meal with unlimited scotch is not a bad deal. Or even for ...

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    August 20, 2016, Saturday

    Haldiram's: A Marwari success story

    Pavitra Kumar's book not only traces the tremendous growth of Haldiram's but also tells us why the Marwari business community is ...

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    August 17, 2016, Wednesday

    Shallow dive in the Indian Ocean

    The Pacific and the Atlantic are larger and deeper than the Indian Ocean and, in the last century, have figured more prominently ...

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    August 14, 2016, Sunday

    Shah of Iran's heavenly legacy

    The former shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, staked his modernisation project on the secularisation of Iranian life, and the ...

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    August 13, 2016, Saturday

    From the Kayasth kitchen

    Anoothi Vishal's latest book, Mrs LC's Table, traces Kayasth culture through its food

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    August 10, 2016, Wednesday

    Civil society and its discontents

    The idea of public policy has gained credence in recent years while discussing democratic institutions and political processes

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    August 07, 2016, Sunday

    Zika's long jump

    Since Mr McNeil's book was finished on June 1, numerous new findings have offered further cause for concern about Zika's arrival ...

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    August 04, 2016, Thursday

    Women on the balancing beam

    As more Indian women enter the workforce, two recent books examine the tenuous balance that women struggle to achieve between ...

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    August 02, 2016, Tuesday

    Syria's forgotten war

    As Henri De Wailly's book, rigged wars are by no means the prerogative of the 21st century powers

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    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    A terrorist's mind map

    An account of David Headley's life, often in his own words, provides a useful study in how radicalised youth cross the boundaries ...

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    July 28, 2016, Thursday

    India's unofficial apartheid

    Being the Other: The Muslim in India explores the continuing marginalisation of Muslims in India in the post-partition years

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    July 26, 2016, Tuesday

    Our digital lives tomorrow

    Defining and understanding these 12 technological forces and how they will shape our future in the next 30 years is the thrust of ...

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    July 23, 2016, Saturday

    The next booms, busts and protests

    With a focus on change in five to ten years, Ruchir Sharma's new book, The Rise and Fall of Nations, manages to make a persuasive ...

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    July 21, 2016, Thursday

    The new world troika

    Ms Anja Manuel has tackled political systems and dissent in both countries as interrelated themes

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    July 19, 2016, Tuesday

    My granduncle's hat & other tales

    S Muthiah and Ranjitha Ashok's book collects plenty of such anecdotes from erstwhile employees of British firms in India, and ...

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Subbarao vs UPA: The governor in his labyrinth

    Duvvuri Subbarao recounts how his tensions with P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee, then finance ministers, over monetary policy ...

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    July 14, 2016, Thursday

    Narasimha Rao: one legacy, two verdicts

    The book contains evocative details of Rao's failures in preventing two of the ugliest incidents of social disharmony in ...

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    August 27, 2016, Saturday

    China's 'heihazi' crisis

    One Child documents in horrific detail how the single-child policy disrupted Chinese society in brutal and unimaginable ways

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    August 25, 2016, Thursday

    Manchester City's last blue moon

    Mr Lawton takes the reader beyond the football and into the hearts of City's golden generation, whose closeness, both on and off ...

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    August 23, 2016, Tuesday

    Plain tales from the UPA

    In India Rising Ravi Velloor leans towards the politician's view and picks the general election of 2004 and the subsequent ...

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    August 21, 2016, Sunday

    The case for euro reform

    Mr Stiglitz's main point is that for the euro to work its nation-states will have to function more like American states

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    August 18, 2016, Thursday

    Remembering the Nazi hunters

    The work of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, instituted by the Allied victors after the war, is regarded as a ...

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    August 15, 2016, Monday

    Game, set and yawn

    Ace Against Odds is a book that starts off brilliantly but somehow struggles to hold your interest as it trudges along

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    August 13, 2016, Saturday

    Indian history as a moveable Feast

    Colleen Taylor Sen's chronicle of the evolution of the Indian diet contradicts several myths about the subcontinent's culinary ...

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    August 11, 2016, Thursday

    The real story of the China miracle

    Arthur R Kroeber provides a detailed and masterful analysis of how China succeeded in his book China's Economy

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    August 08, 2016, Monday

    Despatches from the conflict zone

    There is a grand narrative about the way areas impacted by Maoist insurgency operate. Maoist rebels are painted as villains of ...

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    August 06, 2016, Saturday

    Chasing mirages

    Oxford economist Vijay Joshi calls for 'more sweeping reforms of a deeper variety' for India to make a rapid ascent to ...

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    August 03, 2016, Wednesday

    A Promethean project

    An internationally famed cellist, also the best friend of a ruthless politician, serving as the clandestine owner of shady ...

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    July 31, 2016, Sunday

    Deep thinking about immigration

    From Hobbes and Hegel to John Stuart Mill and John Rawls, the seminal figures of Western political theory are united in their ...

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    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    The great betrayer

    Ashraf Marwan betrayed Egypt for close to three decades as an influential spy for Israel

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    July 27, 2016, Wednesday

    A recognition of Kalidasa

    Few people know that Swami Vivekananda was fluent in Sanskrit. He had a disciple named Sharatchandra Chakravarty who kept a ...

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    July 24, 2016, Sunday

    Dark history of the Olympics

    The true history of the games is a far cry from the platitude-laden, sepia-toned nostalgia pumped out by the International ...

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    July 23, 2016, Saturday

    A regular tale of terror

    A recent spate of bombings and attacks all over the world - Dhaka to Istanbul, Medina to Baghdad - has served as a reminder, an ...

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    July 20, 2016, Wednesday

    Doctors diagnose the decline of health care

    Authors Arun Gadre and Abhay Shukla have based this book on a set of 78 interviews with leading doctors across the country ...

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    July 17, 2016, Sunday

    In the engine room of the start-up economy

    Antonio Garcia Martinez's Chaos Monkeys, a book whose bland all-purpose title belies the fact that this is a valley account like ...

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Between Mint Road and North Block

    Duvvuri Subbarao has written an introspective and candid memoir of his testing tenure at the central bank

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    July 13, 2016, Wednesday

    Philosopher's guide to climate change

    Amitav Ghosh creates a fabric out of threads drawn from all the themes that must be part of a complete conversation on climate ...

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