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  • May 17, 2022, Tuesday

    Spying with Chinese characteristics

    Mr Faligot's book is packed with considerable detail, not all of which may be of interest to a general reader

  • May 12, 2022, Thursday

    The importance of dissent

    The authors tell us, in some detail, about Mahmood the educationist, whose experiences at Cambridge shaped the manner in which ...

  • May 10, 2022, Tuesday

    High jumps in India's tech revolution

    The big picture he paints in this book is that digital technologies are transforming consumer market opportunities in not just ...

  • May 06, 2022, Friday

    A full stop in India

    Jyoti Mukul's book is a welcome study of the economic and emotional impact of the government's decision to shut down transport ...

  • May 04, 2022, Wednesday

    The Icarus-like career of a Bond King

    While Mr Gross already had an admirable track record, the financial crisis of 2008 catapulted him into the league of legends

  • May 02, 2022, Monday

    Indian footprints in Africa

    A close linkage between LOC and boosting of India's trade, investment and technology has been well brought out

  • April 29, 2022, Friday

    Russian evolution

    Three books offer a succinct picture of Putin's Russia and its problematic relationship with Ukraine

  • April 27, 2022, Wednesday

    Clarion call to courtiers

    This collection of 50 sketches, which the author Rasheed Kidwai calls "obituaries", bears a somewhat misleading subtitle

  • April 25, 2022, Monday

    Understanding the state of UP

    The aab-o-hava (culture) of the state, its dialects, even eating habits, are very different in different regions

  • April 21, 2022, Thursday

    Why India slips up on oil

    Veteran energy sector journalist Richa Mishra sets out to answer why India has fallen short in extracting oil or gas from its ...

  • April 19, 2022, Tuesday

    Beijing and Taliban 2.0

    The book emphatically describes the unfolding tragedy of Afghanistan and its implications for the geopolitics of Asia

  • April 15, 2022, Friday

    A southern perspective of Indian history

    With this expansive chronicle of South India between the sixth and 12 centuries, Anirudh Kanisetti seeks to challenge the North ...

  • April 14, 2022, Thursday

    Colonial kedgeree (uncooked)

    Mr Akbar steers us through the incident-crowded book as to how the British came and lived in India

  • April 13, 2022, Wednesday

    Rare first edition of The Great Gatsby lists at $360,000

    Harrington will soon bring a first edition of the 1925 book, widely considered F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, to New York's ...

  • April 11, 2022, Monday

    Governing on a sticky wicket

    Those who control the state federations, often on a hereditary basis, become very important

  • April 08, 2022, Friday

    The golden thrower

    Neeraj Chopra's biography chronicles how he triumphed despite the deplorable state of Indian sports infrastructure

  • April 07, 2022, Thursday

    A worm's eye view of conservation

    With gentle, self-deprecating humour, Mr Sekhar describes all that the jungles of Buxa taught him to unlearn

  • April 05, 2022, Tuesday

    The ascent of majoritarianism

    Dr Jaffrelot provides the historical process by which lynch mobs have come to be idolised and how brigades of angry young Hindus ...

  • April 02, 2022, Saturday

    Godse's ideas of India

    The biography of a potently totemic figure for Hindutva busts several long-standing myths

  • March 31, 2022, Thursday

    The PayPal mafia

    The gist of the PayPal history is known to those who follow Silicon Valley history

  • May 15, 2022, Sunday

    The future of liberal democracy

    Both authors use the word "liberal" in its classical sense

  • May 11, 2022, Wednesday

    JNU's excess factor

    This is a book written with scrupulous honesty, even innocence

  • May 08, 2022, Sunday

    Apple Inc after Jobs

    Both men helped save a sinking Apple in the 1990s - Ive first, overseeing the design of a new line of computers with ...

  • May 05, 2022, Thursday

    Complexities to our west

    Mr Ahmad looks closely at India's interactions with the region and this has much new information as also an analytical and policy ...

  • May 03, 2022, Tuesday

    Michael Dell and the big turnaround

    Dell Computers is one of the survivors that rode the original IBM-compatible PC wave and managed to successfully reinvent itself ...

  • May 01, 2022, Sunday

    A Big Insurance whodunnit

    On one level, Dead in the Water is a masterpiece of explanatory journalism

  • April 28, 2022, Thursday

    The descent of Man

    Dr Haq also shatters several myths in this book

  • April 26, 2022, Tuesday

    The making of an economic juggernaut

    It is a book that boasts of the recommendation of two stalwarts of the industry, N R Narayana Murthy and N Chandrasekaran, and is ...

  • April 24, 2022, Sunday

    Thomas Piketty's equality programme

    Although Piketty favours much higher income tax rates, policies that redistribute property rather than income are the heart of ...

  • April 21, 2022, Thursday

    The fine art of sustainable living

    This is a deeply personal memoir of a woman born in New Jersey, whose Native American Osage mother and her family introduced her ...

  • April 17, 2022, Sunday

    America's China war

    Mr Rudd structures his book like a white paper or policy brief

  • April 14, 2022, Thursday

    A newsroom story

    Arun Shourie's latest book chronicles his battles as a journalist, including an account of his dismissals. Three other books by ...

  • April 14, 2022, Thursday

    Anarchy and civilisation

    The book, The Dawn of Everything, points out many rational fallacies and examples of circular reasoning arising from the failure ...

  • April 12, 2022, Tuesday

    Hong Kong: Future tense

    It is now clear that with growing CCP control, the space for dissent and criticism is shrinking in Hong Kong

  • April 10, 2022, Sunday

    The Beeb turns 100

    The audience was fed a fibrous diet of plays and concerts and talks and lectures; sports included Derby Day and Wimbledon

  • April 07, 2022, Thursday

    Learning from regret

    Daniel H Pink in The Power of Regret offers an insightful new perspective on how accepting regret can be a positive way forward

  • April 05, 2022, Tuesday

    Runaway mind: Boon and bane

    Moshe Bar, a renowned neuroscientist, has authored a book on this very phenomenon called mind wandering.

  • April 04, 2022, Monday

    Dark truths about British imperialism

    Despite the ambitious title, the author really begins her story only in the 19th century, with a series of colonial rebellions ...

  • March 31, 2022, Thursday

    A new look at Mullah Omar

    Ms Dam points out that Mullah Omar was consistently suspicious of Pakistan, distrusted the ISI, and disliked outside interference ...

  • March 29, 2022, Tuesday

    Power, upfront and personal

    It is hard to summarise the riches in the book and the layers of insight into India's society, economy and politics