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06-Apr-2018 | Rajiv Shirali
Stewart Gordon has made skilful use of his protagonists' memoirs, letters and travelogues
26-Dec-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
Book review of 'The Second Anglo-Sikh War 1848-49'
05-Dec-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
Book review of 'Kashmir In Conflict'
15-Nov-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845-46 is a detailed account of the five battles that comprised the war
19-Oct-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
In Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris, the author describes Hari Singh's accession dilemma and takes a critical look at how both Pakistani-held Kashmir and Indian J&K have fared in the decades since
09-Oct-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
Book review of 'Durand's Curse: A Line Across The Pathan Heart'
26-May-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
A thought-provoking even if debatable analysis of the story of globalisation
22-Mar-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
Mr Damodaran sets out to write about the sleepy towns and villages on country's periphery
09-Feb-2017 | Rajiv Shirali
May We Borrow Your Language? examines the linguistic peculiarities of English
18-Oct-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
The book describes how he achieved one of the most dramatic corporate turnarounds in US history, not only paying back the loan by the end of 2012, but also returning a profit of $22.7 billion
22-Sep-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
This account of Hillary Clinton's journey from childhood to First Lady, senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate by James D Boys traces the factors that have helped shape Ms Clinton's career, and assesses her chances of becoming the ...
01-Sep-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
Catching Lightning in a Bottle describes how Charles Merrill democratised investing by enabling countless middle-class individuals to save and invest
30-Jul-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
An account of David Headley's life, often in his own words, provides a useful study in how radicalised youth cross the boundaries into terrorism
17-May-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
Gangster Warlords is Mr Grillo's second book, coming five years after El Narco, in which he analysed Mexican drug cartels
17-Mar-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
The 33-year-old Mr Wood, a former British Army paratrooper, is a full-time travel writer who draws inspiration from Kipling's stories, and from T E Lawrence, Francis Younghusband and David Livingstone
25-Feb-2016 | Rajiv Shirali
The Roman polity is controlled by a few political dynasties - as in contemporary India - and the charge of sedition is hurled at those uttering inconvenient truths
24-Oct-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
An Oxford historian captures a fascinating world history from an eastern perspective along the 6,400-km-long Silk Road network that connected eastern China and India to the Mediterranean Sea
21-Jul-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
In March 2009, a Somali pirate named Abduwali Muse and his cohorts boarded the US-flagged Maersk Alabama, a 500-foot container ship headed from Djibouti to Kenya with a cargo of food aid. Captain Richard Phillips sent most of the crew to a secure ...
29-Jun-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
1400 Bananas, 76 Towns & 1 Million People is a record of a journey that Samir Nazareth - after resigning his job in a multinational non-governmental organisation (NGO) involved in protecting the environment - undertakes from Bhuj in Gujarat, ...
15-Apr-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
The author, a former vice-president at JPMorgan in New York, writes in the introduction to Coined that his interest in money was sparked by the financial crash of 2008, which created in him an obsession to understand money. However, as he began ...
21-Mar-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
Ruskin Bond's latest book, A Book of Simple Living, as he says in the introduction, is about all the things that have brought him joy and contentment - books, companionship, laughter and a sense of humour, mist in the Himalayan valleys, monsoon rain ...
16-Feb-2015 | Rajiv Shirali
The entrepreneurial career of G Raj Narayan, has been guided by his twin passions - aerospace and music
15-Dec-2014 | Rajiv Shirali
The size of India's public procurement market was variously estimated in 2011 and 2012 at Rs 12-15 lakh crore by the Planning Commission, CUTS and the Central Vigilance Commission
25-Nov-2014 | Rajiv Shirali
'No matter how [the super-rich] made their money, they have created legacies that are often kinder to them than they deserve'
17-Nov-2014 | Rajiv Shirali
An online finance facilitation centre set up by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in June to provide advisory and credit facilitation support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has helped the latter raise Rs 85 crore in the ...