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    November 13, 2018, Tuesday

    The Shanghai connection

    The book is the result of painstaking research, including poring over archival material and interviewing descendants of the ...

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    November 12, 2018, Monday

    When home is 'always another country'

    For children for whom "home" means the family unit rather than a particular location, leaving is not necessarily marked by ...

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    November 08, 2018, Thursday

    Weighing up rationalism

    Dabholkar's death vitiates the movement against superstition, and took away the chance for greater nuance in a debate that is too ...

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    November 07, 2018, Wednesday

    Lost city

    Readers will have enough opportunities to laugh and cry at the delectable recollections in the four short prose narratives ...

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    November 04, 2018, Sunday

    Alan Greenspan's ode to creative destruction

    The book barely mentions Mr Trump beyond condemning his "dangerous" trade policies

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    November 01, 2018, Thursday

    Two-century-old journey of the Quantum riddle

    Newton believed light was a particle, and Huygens believed light was a wave. Both were correct but this was not acceptable to the ...

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    October 30, 2018, Tuesday

    We need to talk

    Most people in Delhi would remember where they were when they heard the news of the 2012 gang-rape case

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    October 29, 2018, Monday

    What our extremist politics owes to Batman and Captain America

    For those who agree to take it, the journey in The Sky Is Falling isn't as propulsive or as fun as in Biskind's other books

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    October 26, 2018, Friday

    Babe Ruth, the first modern celebrity

    The Big Fella, Jane Leavy's new biography of Babe Ruth, is set amid this rowdy roadshow

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    October 25, 2018, Thursday

    Rockstar Rahman

    Book "Notes of a Dream: The authorized biography of A R Rahman" takes you through every phase in the life of this prolific, ...

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    October 23, 2018, Tuesday

    Democracy detached from the people

    While the book's focus is on western democracies, it will resonate in India

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    October 22, 2018, Monday

    How the United States achieved world leadership

    We wouldn't know where to begin recreating something like today's system of international order because we have a flawed ...

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    October 18, 2018, Thursday

    The banker who hunted Nazis

    The book underlines a reality we are discovering today: that even in advanced democracies fascism retains a perilous allure

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    October 17, 2018, Wednesday

    And Aadhaar lived happily ever after…

    The book is filled with irrelevant gossip about Mr Nilekani's Delhi stint and fails to further critical understanding on Aadhaar

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    October 15, 2018, Monday

    Waging war from the Oval Office

    Presidents of War is a marvellous narrative that opens with James Madison, the father of the Constitution and a reluctant warrior ...

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    October 11, 2018, Thursday

    A prime reader on the Indian economy

    A review of 'Pre-Liberalisation to GST - Essays in Honour of Raj Kapila'

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    October 09, 2018, Tuesday

    Hate crimes and healing

    Again and again, the essays in the book return to a single question - can a nation so fractured by hate crimes, encounter ...

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    October 08, 2018, Monday

    The real risks of the Trump presidency

    Mr Lewis himself seems to swing from civic optimism to abject nihilism, sometimes within the same perfect sentence

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    October 04, 2018, Thursday

    How an Indian food writer broke traditions to amass a huge following in US

    In his deeply personal debut cookbook, "Season," Nik Sharma tells his story as a gay immigrant reconciling his past and present

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    October 02, 2018, Tuesday

    AI and the human factors

    Dismissing fears stoked by the likes of Musk and Hawking, the authors argue that AI, for the foreseeable future, is unlikely to ...