BOOKS & IDEAS

How the colonial rulers combated “this insidious and growing danger” of dust and smoke

Dust and Smoke: Air Pollution and Colonial Urbanism: India, c. 1860-1940 By Awadhendra Sharan Orient BlackS

JNU as a state of mind

JNU Stories:  The First 50 years Edited by Neeladri Bhattacharya, Kunal Chakrabarti, S. Gunasekaran, Janaki Nair and Joy L. K. Pachuau Aelph / xl + 468 pages / Rs 999 Many love it, some h

Story of an incredible political jugalbandi, with all colour and drama

Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi By Vinay Sitapati Penguin Random House, xiv+410 pages, Rs 799 The love and respect India has for the first prime minister, Pandit Jawahlal Nehru, had largely re

How Gita can help you address challenges of life

Finding Meaning in Life with the Bhagavad Gita By Neema Majumdar, Nandini Mirani & Saloni Jhaveri Aleph, xv+152 pages, Rs 399 Neema Majumdar, Nandini Mirani and Saloni Jhaveri, all

How RBI officer Giridharan wrote his debut mystery

The first mystery about the mystery writer R Giridharan is this: how does he manage to accomplish much in the same 24 hours? He, as the publishers’ note says, “churns out murder mysteries both in the form of books and screenplays&rdquo

“‘Cultivate the timeless’, is something I wish to suggest to you”

Ramchandra Gandhi: Talks and Writings Edited by A. Raghuramaraju Orient BlackSwan, xxxiv+274 pages, Rs 995 Epithets like ‘maverick’ were coined precisely for people like Ramcha

“Self-built, incremental housing by people themselves should be encouraged”

Home. One word with so many connotations. For urban poor women, shelter is the answer to a wide range of problems, and the single solution to a better future. For the women working in the informal sector, as maids or street vendors, the living pla

Who were braver – the British Indian Army or the INA soldiers?

THE VANISHING OF SUBHASH BOSE: THE MYSTERY UNLOCKED By Rajesh Talwar Kapaz Publications, 209 pages, Rs 250 The fate of Subhash Chandra Bose has long been an enigma. Now that the government has de

Advocating for Cities Where the Poor and Women Count

The Citymakers: How Women Are Building a Sustainable Future for Urban India, published by Hachette India this month, narrates the genesis and journey of the Mahila

The art of living – and dying – well

Lives of Stoics The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius By Ryan Holiday and Stepehn Hanselman Hachette India, xv+329 pages, Rs 599 Philosop

A travelogue of an inner pilgrimage

Sit Your Self Down A Novice’s Journey into the Heart of Vipassana By Gayatri Jayaraman Hachette India, 212 pages, Rs 399   As stress and strife increase in daily li

Masterminds Masterclass on Acting with Vidya Malavade





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