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Book Review | Stoically observing the faults and follies of India’s first ‘Teflon PM’

The challenge that Prabhakar faces is how to shame a government for its forgivable & unforgivable lapses because of its propaganda din.

14 May 2023 12:24 AM

Book Review | A sex worker’s son navigates his dilemmas in this compelling debut

It effortlessly covers a substantial part of history, and the lives of many people.

14 May 2023 12:20 AM

Book Review | Kolkata ex-cop in Brick Lane finds redemption

The knottiness of the plot and the swelling, sustained suspense alone are worth the price of admission.

14 May 2023 12:17 AM

Book Review | An insightful biography of a Hindi thought pioneer

The book is both an inner quest and a critical history.

07 May 2023 1:07 AM

Book Review | 1980s: The decade of kitsch and melodrama in Bollywood cinema

The author of this engrossing book was in college at that time and cinema was his passion.

07 May 2023 1:03 AM


Book Review | Too many frivolous details spoil a cleverly conceptualised spy thriller

Mehrishi does a good job of bringing all the strands of the story together at the end, and throws in a bonus surprise as well.

07 May 2023 1:00 AM

Book Review | Rising beyond personal losses

The three-part book invites you to discover each of the three entwined phenomena of grief, growth and grace.

06 May 2023 12:36 AM

Book Review | Entrepreneur couple promotes physical literacy in picture book

The book is on Toori Mamas’ path to fitness and the invaluable lessons he learns in this journey.

06 May 2023 12:15 AM

Book Review | A groundbreaking history of Indian public policy & entrepreneurship

The world of startups focusses on India’s major achievements: The launching of over 65,000 startups with multifold increase in investors.

30 Apr 2023 12:57 AM

Book Review | Pashtuns: One race, two nations; a bloody present but proud past

The book brings the reader up to date on the developments related to the Pashtuns both in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

30 Apr 2023 12:49 AM


Book Review | The cut-throat world of momfluencers

Raichand has taken a contemporary theme, that of the fiercely competitive world of social media influencers, and weaved a neat story.

30 Apr 2023 12:15 AM

Book Review | None too comfortable revelations from a Congress Party manager

In Azad’s telling he and Sonia Gandhi had a great working equation.

23 Apr 2023 12:51 AM

Book Review | Culture wars (in a US varsity) and the price of clarity

10 days after I closed the book, I still feel as though it ran me over with a lorry.

23 Apr 2023 12:47 AM

Book Review | Surrealistic pieces crafted inexactly

Against this predictability and contrivance stand the occasional rhythm to the words, the touches of whimsy, a few flights of imagination.

23 Apr 2023 12:01 AM

Book Review | Three little girls go looking for meaning

Warmth, humour, playfulness, earthiness, and intelligence shine out of this absolutely charming book.

16 Apr 2023 12:52 AM


Book Review | One young Indian maps changing nation, finds hope amid violence

The book is a grim reminder of what happens when one remains silent — the toll it exacts on both the silencer and the silencee.

16 Apr 2023 12:35 AM

Book Review | How a ‘family retainer’ reinvented himself to be an iconic President

The biggest challenges that Zail Singh faced were during the Army operation in the Golden Temple

09 Apr 2023 12:30 AM

Book Review | Anti-colonial thinker who gave the lie to Islamic conservatism

Brilliant minds came forth as India experienced colonial modernity, and Maulana Azad certainly has a place among the narrowest of the elite

09 Apr 2023 12:28 AM

Book Review | Florid, lurid, turgid mountaineering fantasy

The Forsaken Wilderness is the story of Barkat Singh Randhawa, a civil engineer by profession.

09 Apr 2023 12:25 AM

Book Review | Northeast a happening place... a bureaucrat explains why

It is the first-hand experience in India’s northeastern states that makes Ashish Kundra’s book,an exceptional read.

02 Apr 2023 12:56 AM