Pride, Prejudice and Punditry gives an insight into the Congress leader’s mind through essays and stories
In Great Hindu Civilisation, Pavan K. Varma says academic elite is leading judgements on Hinduism without making an effort to understand the intricacies of the religion itself.
Sharp as bullets and soft as silk, the poems touch each reader variously.
Looking back at the life and works of the Russian author Dostoevsky born this week 200 years ago.
Jyotirmaya Sharma’s book takes a long, hard look at the miscibility of religion and politics in Gandhi’s thoughts.
Anindita Ghose’s The Illuminated is an interwoven narrative between a mother and daughter’s experiences of loss, and an exploration of the different states of loneliness.
Mystical experiences lead to the path to self-knowledge and truth. This book profiles four women who walked that way.
People see elephant conservation in isolation. Sanjeev Kumar Chadha’s data rich book explains the challenges posed by human-elephant conflict and fragmentation of corridors and provides solutions.
In this concluding volume of his sympathetic biography of the RSS icon, Vikram Sampath focuses on the Hindu Mahasabha’s role in the freedom movement and the Gandhi murder trial.
The stories behind some of the most iconic photographs by Prashant Panjiar.
Romila Thapar’s account of a 1957 journey to ancient Buddhist sites in China, across swathes of Silk Route territory and modern cities, comprises both visitor’s gaze and historian’s introspection. The result is time travel with a continually shifting lens.
An itinerant, evocative tour of archaeological sites attempts, through astute reflection, to reshape the idea of India
In this excerpt from his new book, Manu S. Pillai recounts how the British, through deceit and ill will, tried to unseat the ruler of Baroda. When their plot was picked apart by the maharaja’s British lawyer, they fell back on outright racism to have their way.
Not just scientific facts and concepts, Pulakkat weaves in anecdotal stories of the doyens of modern Indian science. Tales of their struggles make this a valuable book.
In this shape-shifting novel with a gallery of characters who don’t fit in fully, old certitudes like identity and nationalism are revealed to be in a flux
Ghee Bowman brings to light the forgotten story of an Indian force’s role in the Battle of France and their fighting withdrawal through Dunkirk. In this excerpt, individual units arrive in northern France and take their positions, awaiting the Wehrmacht onslaught.
This book presents a wealth of detail, digging deep into the murky crypts of the RAW and ISI. In the final analysis, it’s inauthentic and unconvincing.
A former foreign service officer recounts the circumstances around Sikkim’s merger with India, as seen by him in close quarters
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.
The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.
Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties
'This week I was traveling from Goa—and a fellow-traveler asked me if she can use mine...' Smita Nair, a journalist, recounts an incident to tell how gifts make their own journey