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    August 06, 2018, Monday

    Pakistan's military-democracy complex

    Did the civilian rulers of Pakistan learn any lessons from their experiences at the hands of military dictators?

  • The love song of Maya K and other stories; Author: Shuma Raha, Publisher: Niyogi books, Pages: 214, Price: Rs395

    August 03, 2018, Friday

    Love and longing in urban India

    "The Party" is based on the subject of Indians' unstinted admiration for those who have made it good in a foreign land

  • Kannur, BJP, Kerala, Arjun Ram Meghwal,Kummanam Rajasekharan

    August 02, 2018, Thursday

    Shades of political violence

    The author suggests that this has, at least in part, to do with the district's long history of vendetta as memorialised in ...

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    July 31, 2018, Tuesday

    Getting the best from clients

    Marketing literature tends to pontificate on themes like customer intimacy. Mr Parameswaran chooses the story-telling approach to ...

  • Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

    July 27, 2018, Friday

    Beauty, bad temper and scandal in a riveting look at Princess Margaret

    The wisdom of the book, and the artistry, is in how Brown subtly expands his lens from Margaret's misbehaviour

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    July 26, 2018, Thursday

    Aadhaar's Orwellian threat

    The discussion on India begins with a fascinating analysis of how the Constituent Assembly debated including privacy as a ...

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    July 25, 2018, Wednesday

    Why revolutions happen

    Yet each century, and especially the 20th, has seen a deluge of revolutions

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    July 22, 2018, Sunday

    North Korea: The forbidden country

    Many of the observations in the book are striking. 'In DPRK, it is opposite: Everything is forbidden, until you are told that it ...

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    July 19, 2018, Thursday

    Science and serendipity

    In more than one chapter, Mr Francis discusses the benefits of psychotherapy in relieving patients of long-buried stresses.

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    July 17, 2018, Tuesday

    Imran unplugged

    They are a way for Reham to illustrate that Imran does not have what it takes to be the leader of a truly Islamic nation

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    July 15, 2018, Sunday

    Amal Clooney & Barack Obama: Celebrities with clay feet

    Both Obama and Clooney have a side that contradicts the freedom of speech they espouse, and it diminishes them, writes Karan ...

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    July 12, 2018, Thursday

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi: The two faces of the BJP

    Nor was Mr Vajpayee's power unchallenged. There was always Mr Advani, who Mr Vajpayee secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) ...

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    July 10, 2018, Tuesday

    Faith-based felon

    Anurag Tripathi attempts to lift the lid off such heinous misdemeanours in a baldly titled new book, Dera Sacha Sauda and Gurmeet ...

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    July 06, 2018, Friday

    The man who dressed Mick Jagger

    The Nutters suit, unlike others on the Row, was cut for flash: tight-waisted and small-chested to emphasise the body

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    July 06, 2018, Friday

    How India wastes away

    Readers might get a faint hint of a stink in their argument linking India's problem of waste to the caste system alone

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    July 04, 2018, Wednesday

    A prince in Bollywood

    If Burman's music endures, it is because he was clear that his music should resonate with the common man

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    July 02, 2018, Monday

    Are more and more people working meaningless jobs?

    Graeber does not claim to know which jobs are useless and which are not; instead he asks workers to weigh in on that themselves

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    June 28, 2018, Thursday

    Neither East nor West: An Iranian rhapsody

    Ayatollah Khomeini's ominous words for his country - 'neither East nor West' - turn into altogether less sinister in Ms Pryce's ...

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    June 26, 2018, Tuesday

    The India-Pakistan conundrum

    Two macro-facts that the author highlights are, however, relevant for an understanding of continuing hostilities between the two ...

  • Intertwined Lives; P N Haksar and Indira Gandhi; Author:Jairam Ramesh; Publisher: Simon & Schuster India; Pages: 560; Price: Rs 799

    June 22, 2018, Friday

    Jairam Ramesh's book 'Intertwined Lives' on bank nationalisation

    Political compulsions may have prompted Indira Gandhi's fateful decision to nationalise banks but it was her Principal Secretary ...