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How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

02 February, 2022 Kajri Jain

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’

Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

26 January, 2022 Chitra Ahanthem

K.R. Meera’s novella is a gripping tale of women trying to break free from the shackles of domesticity in the world of men


Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

New book throws light on the time when Nehru and Rajendra Prasad tackled growing concerns over ‘anti-India’ activities of missionaries

Geopolitics In Tintin Comics: Around The World In 24 Albums

Geopolitics In Tintin Comics: Around The World In 24 Albums

26 January, 2022 Sougata Banerjee

First published in 1929, the intrepid Belgian reporter Tintin is as ageless in comic books as he is popular among his global fans


Without Malice Towards None: A Peek Into Shashi Tharoor’s World

Pride, Prejudice and Punditry gives an insight into the Congress leader’s mind through essays and stories

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01 December, 2021

Revivalist Intervention: A Roadmap For A New Way Of Imagining Our Past

Alka Pande

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.


18 November, 2021

For Better Or For Verse: Sanjeev Sethi’s Hesitancies Captures The Dystopian Post-pandemic World

Malashri Lal

Sharp as bullets and soft as silk, the poems touch each reader variously.


10 November, 2021

Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Master Of St. Petersburg

Raza Naeem

Looking back at the life and works of the Russian author Dostoevsky born this week 200 years ago.


02 November, 2021

How Gandhi’s Views On Religion, Politics Shaped His Philosophy Of Ahimsa

Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi

Jyotirmaya Sharma’s book takes a long, hard look at the miscibility of religion and politics in Gandhi’s thoughts.


27 October, 2021

Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Anjana Basu

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.


20 October, 2021

Women Who Wear Only Themselves: A Brilliant Tale Of Carving A Spiritual Path

Nandini Bhaskaran

Mystical experiences lead to the path to self-knowledge and truth. This book profiles four women who walked that way.


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13 October, 2021

An Elephantine Problem Laid Out In Stark Reality

Ananda Banerjee

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.


13 October, 2021

Untold Stories From Veer Savarkar’s Life And Times

P.A. Krishnan

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.


13 October, 2021

Freeze Frames: A Wanted Dacoit, A Fading Dhrupad Legend And Smouldering Ayodhya

Prashant Panjiar

The stories behind some of the most iconic photographs by Prashant Panjiar.


06 October, 2021

Chronicler With A Movie Camera

Alka Acharya

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.


29 September, 2021

How The Past Speaks

Sudhirendar Sharma

An itinerant, evocative tour of archaeological sites attempts, through astute reflection, to reshape the idea of India


29 September, 2021

Not Their Land: A Lesson In Raj Chicanery

Manu S. Pillai

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.


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22 September, 2021

Hari Pulakkat’s Brilliant Book Weaves In Anecdotal Stories About Doyens Of Modern Indian Science

Pallava Bagla

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.


Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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Opinion

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs

Feb 21, 2022 Bibek Debroy

Is Entrepreneurship A Viable Alternative To Jobs?

How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?

Feb 21, 2022 Sabina Dewan

Jobless, Hopeless: India’s Nowhere Generation

They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India

Feb 21, 2022 Abdul Shaban

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

The proposed statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate is a ‘big idea’ whose time has come

Feb 14, 2022 Rakesh Sinha