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Deception: The Face Value

Deception: The Face Value

26 August, 2021 Dammu Ravi

This survey of how India and China conduct its diplomatic manouevres charts the early days of Indian naivety to the gradual maturing of a hardened realpolitik

Characters In Mandarin

Characters In Mandarin

19 August, 2021 P.S. Raghavan

Bajpai takes a wide-angle lens to India-China ties, examining power imbalance, mutual suspicion and the US’ role in it. Kewalramani studies growing Chinese ambition through the prism of its fight against Covid-19.


A Miniature’s Hidden Figures

In this astute analysis, Dara’s popular image is replaced by a man influenced by complex political-religious pulls typical of his age

Call Them Geniuses

Call Them Geniuses

04 August, 2021 Anjana Basu

Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with undimmed radiance


Jhumpa Lahiri’s New Novel Is A Journey Across Time And Countries

Through a narrator cut adrift in a nameless Italian town, Jhumpa Lahiri approaches her old concerns from a fresh angle

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21 July, 2021

No Land’s People Is An Important Document On Assam’s NRC Mess

M. Reyaz

This book, while depicting the pain and suffering of those left out of Assam’s NRC, establishes official arguments and figures as fallacious


14 July, 2021

MJ Akbar’s Twin Biography Of Gandhi And Jinnah Busts A Few Myths

A. Surya Prakash

This scorchingly honest twin biography of Gandhi and Jinnah focuses on the endgame at the autumn of British rule that led to Partition’s bloodletting. In doing so, it explodes a few myths.


07 July, 2021

Poem A Day: Gulzar’s Epic Is A Tribute To Poets In Indian Languages

Rakhshanda Jalil

Gulzar’s anthology of poems from across the sub-continent is a masterclass of translation as extension of exquisite sensibility


30 June, 2021

Emergency And Its Eager Converts

Shajahan Madampat

Vidhu Vincent’s nuanced graphic memoir on the Emergency examines that nadir of political practice through its warm, puzzling embrace in Kerala and the rebels who dared to say nay


24 June, 2021

That Unholy Cleave

Dammu Ravi

A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable


17 June, 2021

The Making Of Hell

Naseer Ganai

A gut-wrenching memoir of the ’90s recalls Kashmir’s descent into daily tragedies


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17 June, 2021

Memories & Dreams In Gold

Raghu Rai

The past, with its densely scribbled carapace of tragedy and a perfect balance between nature and humanity, flows into the present, then the future, in this holy city. Amritsar: A City in Remembrance combines comprehensive visual narration with essays that raise questions about the relation between heritage conservation and people’s lives.


10 June, 2021

She Opened The Sluices

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.


03 June, 2021

In Reverse, The Verse Is Free And It Flows Freely

Malashri Lal

Poetry holds a mirror to…the global pandemic and climate change


27 May, 2021

Backstitching An Overhang

Rajesh Pant

The warp and weft of Partition history define the Sindhis—the diaspora and those in India


20 May, 2021

Looking Out And Over

P.S. Raghavan

Scalpel in hand, a former foreign secretary picks at the faultlines of Indian geopolitics


13 May, 2021

Rising Above The Octopus

Anjana Basu

Rituparna Chatterjee puts together a cross-genre memoir where the tale of childhood abuse is transcreated through touches of magical realism


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06 May, 2021

Mortar Beneath Fissures

Pradeep Gupta

Polarisation—grimy, often tugging at base prejudices—is the political challenger’s final resort before elections, argues psephologist Pradeep Gupta in his new book. Excerpts:


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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India's Srikanth Kidambi competes against France' Toma Junior Popov during their men's doubles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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