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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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    July 11, 2016, Monday

    How the battles were lost & won

    The transition from British rule to independence is conventionally described as peaceful. This is true only insofar as there was ...

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    July 09, 2016, Saturday


    M K Rasgotra has created an enduring portrait of Indian diplomacy in the first 50 years of Independence

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    July 07, 2016, Thursday

    SLAPPing the messenger

    On the evening of April 15, 2014, Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis, a book written by Paranjoy Guha-Thakurta, Subir ...

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    July 05, 2016, Tuesday

    Central banks as 'pawnbrokers'

    A lot of effort goes into sustaining what Mervyn King calls the "alchemy" of modern monetary and banking systems in his latest ...

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    Travelling across the 'guru' universe

    Bhavdeep Kang has provided a useful anthology of India's leading spiritual gurus and their sprawling global empires

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    June 29, 2016, Wednesday

    Insider's view of Telangana's creation

    Jairam Ramesh's new book Old History New Geography is a fascinating chronicle of the why and the how of the bifurcation of Andhra ...

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    June 27, 2016, Monday

    T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: The economics of murder

    Last month, after reading some novels by a Reserve Bank of India economist, I had idly wondered in this column if any economist ...

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    June 25, 2016, Saturday

    Gujarat Files: Rana Ayyub and stinging truths

    Despite the lack of fresh information, Gujarat Files underlines the sinister nature of Modi's regime in Gujarat even as it cocks ...

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    June 22, 2016, Wednesday

    Mr Piketty's world views

    Thomas Piketty's critically acclaimed Capital in the Twenty First Century was majestic in its sweep

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    June 19, 2016, Sunday

    The place of religion in a capitalist society

    The book sounds refreshingly new. For Chris Lehmann has shown us why religious history is the mainstream of American history

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    June 16, 2016, Thursday

    Nike's founder finally tells his story

    Shoe Dog is a brave attempt by Phil Knight at unveiling himself to the world

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    June 14, 2016, Tuesday

    The management trinity

    Vijay Govindarajan's The Three Box Solution is a modern presentation of an ancient Indian concept

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    June 11, 2016, Saturday

    Zubin Mehta the authorised score

    A carefully researched biography makes a creditable attempt to portray the mercurial Indian conductor of western classical music

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    June 08, 2016, Wednesday

    'Kejri' between the 'fundas'

    Pran Kurup concludes that Mr Kejriwal is conducting himself not out of personal ambition or drive, but is driven by forces beyond ...

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    June 05, 2016, Sunday

    In Syria: too close for comfort

    The title of Janine di Giovanni's devastating new book, The Morning They Came for Us, refers to those terrible moments in ...

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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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    July 10, 2016, Sunday

    Biography of Mr Bush as scathing indictment

    For George W Bush, the summer already looks unbearable. The party he gave his life to will repudiate him by nominating a ...

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    July 09, 2016, Saturday

    Which books deserve a sequel?

    In 1909, William Butler Yeats posited a theory of romantic devotion. "True love is a discipline," he wrote in his journal. "Each ...

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    July 06, 2016, Wednesday

    Himalayan blunders in Kedarnath

    Rage of the river is a light and breezy read. Within the first few pages it feels like an immersive travelogue, except that there ...

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    July 03, 2016, Sunday

    Finance, the master technology

    "The very rich are different from you and me," Ernest Hemingway has F Scott Fitzgerald write in the original version of The ...

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    June 30, 2016, Thursday

    Riddled with contradictions

    Navayana's latest anthology of B R Ambedkar's work, Riddles in Hinduism, is yet another reminder in these fraught times of the ...

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    June 28, 2016, Tuesday

    Modinomics revisited

    Rajiv Kumar is a familiar face as economist and columnist, with impressive academic credentials. He is currently with Centre for ...

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    June 26, 2016, Sunday

    An endless round of books

    These new books will help younger readers understand just what a long strange trip Muhammad Ali's life has been

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    June 23, 2016, Thursday

    Bodyguard who walked beside history

    The book, an account of Clint Hill days as a Secret Service agent under Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, is also ...

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    June 21, 2016, Tuesday

    'Nude models wanted...'

    There is no shortage of books on Indian advertising, but Nawabs, Nudes and Noodles stands out for offering a glimpse of the ...

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    Game theories

    A math professor has written a fascinating book that will make both football fans and geeks happy

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    June 15, 2016, Wednesday

    POTUS and parenting down the ages

    When it comes to parenthood, the most intelligent and powerful men on earth seem to flounder and fail even more than the rest

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    June 12, 2016, Sunday

    That 60s' show

    The book also features an excellent chapter on women's liberation, with comments by, among others, Robin Morgan, the author of ...

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    June 09, 2016, Thursday

    The perils of being Pakistan

    Pakistan might be heading towards an unstable equilibrium... in which formal civilian supremacy becomes a euphemism for the ...

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    June 07, 2016, Tuesday

    A macro-economist in real time

    Papers written carefully, age splendidly. Newspaper columns also age but not so well. But Professor Indira Rajaraman has taken ...

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    June 04, 2016, Saturday

    Rediscovering Shashi Kapoor

    Aseem Chhabra's book is an archaeological inquiry into the actor's films and life, unearthing stories yet unknown


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