You are here » Home » Beyond Business » Books

Book Reviews & Features

  • Image2

    December 05, 2016, Monday

    Mumbai stopped in its tracks

    In 'Six Minutes of Terror', the writers take a blandly journalistic approach - and that's where its problem lies

  • Image2

    December 02, 2016, Friday

    The rise of India's first venture capitalists

    An excerpt from Omkar Goswami's Goras and Desis, which traces the rise of managing agencies, once the drivers of industrial ...

  • Image2

    November 30, 2016, Wednesday

    Homo Sapiens in creative destruction

    Many, if not most, experts believe computers will soon be more functionally intelligent than homo sapiens

  • Image2

    November 27, 2016, Sunday

    Friedman says it's going to be okay

    The book is a master class in explaining. It canters along at a pace that is quick enough to permit learning without getting ...

  • Image2

    November 25, 2016, Friday

    Bruce Springsteen: Natural born rocker

    Bruce Springsteen's greatest gift was to distil the American working class experience, writes Vir Sanghvi in this review of the ...

  • Image2

    November 23, 2016, Wednesday

    Pakistan's jihad makers

    The narrative of the ISI reads like a saga of medieval conspiracies, blackmail, briberies, betrayals and assassinations

  • Image2

    November 20, 2016, Sunday

    The American battle over war powers

    Waging War does offer a political analysis about how far Congress has been prepared to push its interventions over the years and ...

  • Image2

    November 17, 2016, Thursday

    India's forgotten war

    There are so many good reasons to read Ms Sundar's book, even if you disagree with her views

  • Image2

    November 15, 2016, Tuesday

    How democracy really works

    Democracy for Realists is a culmination of nearly two decades of work by the authors on studying voter behaviour and its impact ...

  • Image2

    November 11, 2016, Friday

    Empire and extraction

    Shashi Tharoor's history of the colonial era will reignite thinking on the nature of British rule in India

  • Image2

    November 09, 2016, Wednesday

    The virtues of messy thinking

    A little bit of messiness - both physical and otherwise - is essential for unleashing creativity in us, the organisations we work ...

  • Image2

    November 06, 2016, Sunday

    Alan Greenspan as 'politician'

    Was Alan Greenspan motivated by politics more than economics?

  • Image2

    November 05, 2016, Saturday

    Mr 360's all-round story

    It is only fitting then that this passage of de Villiers devotion finds a mention right at the beginning of his autobiography

  • Image2

    November 02, 2016, Wednesday

    Deceit and empire

    Finding itself will come as no great surprise to Indian readers but this very readable book presents much new evidence and offers ...

  • Image2

    October 31, 2016, Monday

    Collusion and collision during the Emergency

    The Emergency, imposed by prime minister Indira Gandhi between June 25, 1975 and January 18, 1977, remains one of the darkest ...

  • Image2

    October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Fragile splendour

    A book of photographs reflects the magnificence of the Nepal Himalayas but also highlights its ecological vulnerabilities

  • Image2

    October 27, 2016, Thursday

    Lost opportunities in aid diplomacy

    With the Western world rethinking the role of aid, the leading Southern nations need to ensure they work the aid money

  • Image2

    October 25, 2016, Tuesday

    Secularism unbound

    The book raises important questions and compiles numerous views and contestations

  • Image2

    October 22, 2016, Saturday

    Human factors in the automation debate

    A book cogently argues that the rise of artificial intelligence need not threaten jobs if humans learn to work with, rather than ...

  • Image2

    October 20, 2016, Thursday

    Death of a politician: Personal recall

    Through the 1980s, assassination - or accidental deaths - of political leaders in the sub-continent was a common affair. At the ...

  • Image2

    December 04, 2016, Sunday

    Queen Elizabeth I's Islamic policies

    Elizabeth could not stay forever neutral in the Pan-European struggle between Roman Catholicism and reform, and in 1570 she was ...

  • Image2

    December 01, 2016, Thursday

    A corporate governance primer

    Using anecdotal evidence and studies in other countries, the book infers that corporate India should pay more attention to ...

  • Image2

    November 28, 2016, Monday

    Fuel for thought

    Much of what made headlines during the UPA period has been covered in Rajeev Jayaswal's 'The Lobbyists: Untold Story of Oil, Gas ...

  • Image2

    November 25, 2016, Friday

    Grappling with popularity

    Enter the dangal travels through India's wrestling landscape

  • Image2

    November 24, 2016, Thursday

    Trade and the wealth of nations

    Waves of Prosperity by Greg Clydesdale traces this global ebb and flow of trade over the centuries, building the story around the ...

  • Image2

    November 22, 2016, Tuesday

    Why rural marketing needs a relook

    Marketing professionals the world over would be interested in reading this book because of the wealth of stories it documents, ...

  • Image2

    November 18, 2016, Friday

    Himalayan wonders

    A new book accounts for why exploring the Himalayas is not just a challenging but also a deeply spiritual experience, writes ...

  • Image2

    November 16, 2016, Wednesday

    The new Eastern Question

    Rachman's book is timely and relevant in the backdrop of an ever assertive China and the power vacuum that is engulfing the Asian ...

  • Image2

    November 13, 2016, Sunday

    Megyn Kelly tells all

    This book will doubtless have sex appeal among gossips and Kelly obsessives

  • Image2

    November 10, 2016, Thursday

    Before the palaces

    The events in this book are unlikely to be new, but they surely make one look at them newly

  • Image2

    November 08, 2016, Tuesday

    Rah Rah, Raghav

    Kannan captures the warmth, fun and struggle of a small organisation trying to stand on its feet very well. But she falters when ...

  • Image2

    November 05, 2016, Saturday

    The wood wide web of trees

    A German forester makes an eloquent case for reconsidering man's relationship with forests as living, communicating entities, ...

  • Image2

    November 03, 2016, Thursday

    Why India needs the Pak Army

    The message - important for India - is that the Pakistani Taliban isn't going to win power in Pakistan. It will continue to ...

  • Image2

    November 01, 2016, Tuesday

    Dynasty as a positive force

    Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Naveen Patnaik do not have known successors. No surprise, these are also areas where the BJP believes ...

  • Image2

    October 30, 2016, Sunday

    Karl and his Marxism

    Like all intellectual legacies, Marx's work remains open to new interpretation

  • Image2

    October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Cyber syndromes

    A 'cyberpsychologist' has written a thought-provoking book on how the internet is altering our behaviour in fundamental ways

  • Image2

    October 26, 2016, Wednesday

    The irrelevance of Security Council

    Hardeep Singh Puri's book 'Perilous Interventions' focuses on military interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen

  • Image2

    October 23, 2016, Sunday

    The anti-Clinton brigade

    Through the 1980s, assassination - or accidental deaths - of political leaders in the sub-continent was a common affair. At the ...

  • Image2

    October 22, 2016, Saturday

    India in cliches

    Murray Laurence discusses four decades of his travels in India in his new book, Subcontinental Drift

  • Image2

    October 19, 2016, Wednesday

    Gandhian economics revisited

    Although much has been written on Gandhi's views, little attention has been paid to those who carried out his agenda for ...

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to at a great price. No additional sign-up required.

Premium Services

In Partnership with


Dear Guest,


Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard