BOOKS & IDEAS

‘India’s robust security apparatus has withstood the test of time’

Prabhakar Aloka (IPS 1986), with a three-decade stint at the Intelligence Bureau, has now turned to penning thrillers. First there was ‘Operation Haygreeva’. Now there is the sequel: ‘Operation Sudarshan Chakra’ (Pengui

A blueprint of India’s economic future: From a former RBI governor

From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower By Bimal Jalan Rupa Publications, 184 pages, Rs 695 Bimal Jalan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of In

Gandhi’s letters to his youngest son also hold his aspirations for nation

Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas By Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Tridip Suhrud Oxford University Press, 528 page, Rs 1495 Gandhi’s era happened to b

Between the waves: Lessons of preparedness, togetherness and optimism

Stop Predicting, Revisit Life: Lessons from COVID-19 By Vinay Sharma, Rabindranath Bhattacharyya, Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan, and Himanshu Shekhar Mishra Bloomsbury, 252 pages, Rs 599 A compre

The bookworm monks

Sing, Dance and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON By Hindol Sengupta Penguin Ananda, 368 Pages. Rs 599 When A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhup

John Maynard Keynes and the difficulty of escaping old ideas

The Power of Thoughts By Swami Mukundananda Penguin Random House India, 282 pages World-renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author Swami Mukundananda is publishing his new book, ‘The

How did a nondescript YouTube channel become a unicorn startup?

Unacademy is the biggest example of how success doesn’t have a single refined route. It stems from an idea, led by perseverance and unmatched dedication. It is a story of friends who gave up successful careers to join hands and create an

The Cloud Messenger’s full journey, from Madagascar to India

Monsoon: A Poem of Love & Longing By Abhay K. Sahitya Akademi, 54 pages, Rs

Growing Up as a Multilinguist

Being and Becoming Multilingual: Some Narratives Edited by Rajesh Sachdeva and Ram

Not just another Manto anthology

The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto: Volume 1: Bombay and Poona Translated by Nasreen Rehman Aleph Book Company, 548 pages, Rs 999 There are writers, there are writers’ writers,

The Indian Muslim faces a conundrum. Here are the possible solutions

Unmasking Indian Secularism: Why We Need a New Hindu-Muslim Deal By Hasan Suroor

A century-old swashbuckling page-turner is an ‘amazing find’

The First World War: Adventures of Nariman Karkaria Translated by Murali Ranganathan With a Foreword by Amitav Ghosh HarperCollins, xxv+230 pages, Rs 599 With an explosive growth in pub

‘The Man Who Turned into Gandhi’: Story by Shovon Chowdhury

Truth Digger: The Best of Shovon Chowdhury Edited by Urmila Chowdhury and Sandipan Deb Aleph Books, 270 pages, Rs 499 When Shovon Chowdhury died in February last year, he was in his mid-fi

Why Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu are the two most joyful people on the planet

“Deep down we grow in kindness, when our kindness is tested.” ‘The Book of Joy’ (first published in 2016) introduces two prominent personalities, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and discu

Sardar Patel and the making of a new India: A diamond tycoon reminisces

Diamonds Are Forever, So Are Morals: Autobiography of Govind Dholakia As Told to Aru

Why petrol-diesel prices are high: Read this book to find the answer

Unfilled Barrels: India’s Oil Story By Richa Mishra Bloomsbury, 200 pages, Rs 699 Over the past month or so, the oil prices are on the rise again. The phenomenon is attributed to a

Mahabharata: Ways of reading the epic in our times

Mahabharata: The Epic and the Nation By G.N. Devy Aleph Books, 150 pages, Rs 499 The Mahabharata is one of the greatest literary masterpieces in the world, and for Indians, it is the ur-te

How to make elections more meaningful

The Power of the Ballot: Travail and Triumph in the Elections By Anil Maheshwari and Vipul Ma

Leveraging International Institutions to Address Casteism: The case of Ambedkar

During this Dalit History month, on the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Penguin Random House is releasing &lsqu

‘The Boy Who Wrote the Constitution’

How can we acquaint children better with the life of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar? How about a play on his

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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