BOOKS & IDEAS

Trying to achieve work-life balance? Here’s some advice

The untapped potential of every individual is the biggest tragedy of the human race. The primary reason for

Getting to know Indian history’s heroes better

Bravehearts of Bharat: Vignettes from Indian History By Vikram Sampath Penguin, 334 pages, Rs 799

How to cultivate the art of meditation

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is one of the key texts for spiritual seekers. While there are countless translations and commentaries, Vasudev Murthy’s ‘Yoga Sutra Simplified – A Searching Adventure With Patanjali’ (Jaico Book

What it means to grow up with adversity and thrive

When We Thrive, Our World Thrives: Stories of Young People Growing Up With Adversity By Dr. Connie K. Chung with Vishal Talreja Notion Press, 311 pages, Rs 499 (paperback)/Rs 210 (Kindle)

Why K.R. Meera’s ‘Jezebel’ is not exactly a ‘good bad book’

Jezebel By K.R. Meera (Translated from the Malayalam by Abhirami Girija Sriram and K.S. Bijukumar) Hamish Hamilton, 400 pages, Rs 599 ‘Jezebel’, K.R. Meera’s latest no

Fernandes: A Life as Legacy

The Life and Times of George Fernandes By Rahul Ramagundam Penguin/New India Foundation, 624 pages, Rs 799

A great literary feast (that could’ve been even more sumptuous)

A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest Writers Edited by David Davidar Aleph, 390 pages, Rs 999 Change is the only constant, and India has always been doing

How the Hindi Newspaper Business Changed

The Journey of Hindi Language Journalism in India: From Raj to Swaraj and Beyond By Mrinal Pande Orient BlackSwan, 188 pages, Rs 1,195.00 In India, the English-language media is considered

“India is the only ancient civilisation that still survives and thrives”

Aman Singh Maharaj, a South African author of Indian origin, is making a literary debut with ‘A Dalliance with Destiny’ (Austin Macauley), which takes us on a mystical journey to India with an unconventional best friend.

How New Generation looks at investment landscape

Anupam Gupta’s new book, ‘The Wisest Owl – Be Your Own Financial Planner’ (Penguin), uses the wisdom and experience of India`s top personal finance professionals – Dilshad Bilimoria, Harsh Roongta, Lovaii Navlakhi, Me

“India will see the benefits of digital payments for a long time”

Murali Raghavan’s ‘Riding the De(Mon)’ (Leadstart Publishing) is a financial thriller that dives deep into money laundering in India, particularly the methods used by corrupt businessmen and politicians to funnel their ill-gotten

Asserting the need to write movement histories from below

The Struggle for Narmada: An Oral History of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, by Adivasi Leaders Keshavbhau and Kevalsingh Vasave By Nandini Oza, Translated from the original Marathi by Suhas Paranjape and Swatija Manorama W

How did a policeman move unarmed and fearlessly for 37 long years in Bihar?

Unbounded: My Experiments with Law, Physics, Policing and Super 30 By Abhayanand Rupa Publica

India@75: A timely study of the state of the nation

India after 1947: Reflections & Recollections By Rajmohan Gandhi Aleph, 118 pages, Rs 399 Rajmohan Gandhi was about 11 when India won independence. As the nation celebrates 75 years of fre

‘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

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


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