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  • 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

  • October 25, 2016, Tuesday

    Secularism unbound

    The book raises important questions and compiles numerous views and contestations

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • October 22, 2016, Saturday

    India in cliches

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • October 18, 2016, Tuesday

    Anatomy of a turnaround

    The book describes how he achieved one of the most dramatic corporate turnarounds in US history, not only paying back the loan by ...

  • October 16, 2016, Sunday

    Hitler, without myths

    Ever since Hitler came to power, writers have been trying to fathom him, and he is already the subject of major biographies

  • October 15, 2016, Saturday

    Narasimha Rao, a raconteur's view

    Sanjaya Baru's account of the people and action behind the 1991 economic policy reform is fascinating, even when it veers towards ...

  • October 15, 2016, Saturday

    The one-man songbook

    What took them so long? That's the only question for the Nobel committee that finally chose Bob Dylan to receive the Nobel Prize ...

  • October 13, 2016, Thursday

    Inside India's oldest TV news brand

    That book prompted a second when the next election came around in 1950

  • October 12, 2016, Wednesday

    Uncommon saga of rural innovation

    The author's feelings of guilt, gratitude, suffering, happiness, obligation, and so on are not usually central in an academic ...

  • October 11, 2016, Tuesday

    Diplomacy and patronage

    Diplomacy especially attracts presidential cronies, and those that buy their ambassadorships

  • October 09, 2016, Sunday

    Can you be black and Republican?

    "The African-Americans love me," Donald Trump said back in January. Nine months later, evidence of that love is exceedingly rare. ...

  • October 08, 2016, Saturday

    Scuttling from India

    The general view is that the British worked towards an orderly transfer of power from India for decades before 1947

  • October 08, 2016, Saturday

    Kohli on the front foot

    Driven: The Virat Kohli Story, a biography of the cricketer by veteran sports journalist Vijay Lokapally, deserves some praise

  • October 06, 2016, Thursday

    The voice of pre-independence India

    Writing for the Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science in its September 1929 issue, Ramananda Chatterjee presented ...

  • October 05, 2016, Wednesday

    Why the President is not a rubber stamp

    As brief histories go, this is one of the best that I have ever read in recent years. The author's intent is to explain, to even ...

  • October 03, 2016, Monday

    Borderline strategies against jihad

    Not War, Not Peace? is a vital read for anyone interested in the protracted India-Pakistan conflict

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