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book review 2024

Has the IAS failed the nation? D. Subbarao shares his views

The narrative is straightforward, guileless, compassionate and full of insights

18 May 2024 2:11 PM

Book Review | Brilliance, empathy, simplicity qualities that define Subbarao

The subtitle of the book — Notes from My Life and Career — is significant

18 May 2024 1:55 PM

Book Review | If cooks could kill: The enigma of the ugly femme fatale

This novel gives you a delicious taste of modern Japanese food

18 May 2024 11:01 AM

Book Review | India, essentially liberal? If not, should we celebrate the death of its promise?

The author is a retired corporate honcho and a marketing wizard

27 Apr 2024 1:30 PM

Book Review | Fashionista-influencer discovers Goa’s susegad

Goagr@m is about Madhur, a young fashion designer who adopted social media as a business and branding tool

27 Apr 2024 1:24 PM


Book Review | Manifesto of Indian citizen shows constant vigil must for democracy

This is a remarkably simple but effective method of reminding citizenry that a fight for democratic rights and privileges is ongoing

20 Apr 2024 12:47 PM

Book Review | Jingoistic war fantasy presented as speculative fiction

The novel also throws a unique geopolitical situation into the mix

20 Apr 2024 12:41 PM

Book Review | Writing India’s own history of libertarian economic thought leadership

This is a book of economic and social history which shows future possibilities

06 Apr 2024 2:55 PM

Book Review | The importance of being an earnestly-radicalised, young Muslim

We see two sides of Mahmud throughout the book

06 Apr 2024 2:50 PM

Book Review | Anatomy of an Indian self-help guide

Chetan Bhagat knows his audience well and has catered to their needs quite flawlessly for over a decade now

06 Apr 2024 2:45 PM


Book Review | Nayanima’s testimony of Kabul’s fall has a few what-ifs, some caveats

Two days before Kabul fell to the Taliban the journalist proposed to write a despatch predicting its imminent takeover

30 Mar 2024 9:27 PM

Book Review | An old woman’s odd quest to find her co-wives

Antony’s prose is so lyrical that it can be set to music

23 Mar 2024 1:44 PM

Exactly how do we bring in selfless leaders, redraft democracy?

In effect, what democracy and democratic institutions require is periodic review, reflection, audit and redesign

23 Mar 2024 1:42 PM

Book Review | At waltz of Dragon, Elephant, Lion, Eagle, Nehru’s prescience

On the whole, the book offers us a reminder that the present may be equally difficult to weather as the storms over China gather afresh

23 Mar 2024 1:38 PM

Book Review | Scientist plays God in laboured science fiction

The writing is patchy: It’s good most of the way, though often self-indulgent, sometimes turgid, and occasionally just plain wretched

17 Mar 2024 1:06 PM


Book Review | Sympathetic detective, lame whodunit

It’s only towards the fag end of the book that the author remembers he promised us a serial killer, and gets his act together

17 Mar 2024 12:54 PM

Book review | A writer’s diary is a repository of ideas

One thread that runs through Kumar’s Yellow Book is the pandemic

09 Mar 2024 8:49 PM

Book review | Edge-of-seat thriller on an Indo-Pak showdown

Written in a simple style, with some Urdu sprinkled here and there, makes the book a good read

09 Mar 2024 8:40 PM

Book Review | When the fiction is so gratifying, can journalism be ever enough?

They expose systematically love jiihad, population jihad and Muslim appeasement with facts and figures

09 Mar 2024 2:15 PM

Book Review | Textbook on government foreign policy, not juicy thesis on Bharat

Foreign Minister Jaishankar's insightful analysis of India's global standing, though dense, sheds light on the nation's diplomatic victories

03 Mar 2024 12:00 AM