BOOKS & IDEAS

“‘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

Visionary Talk: Arvind Sawant, Member of Parliament with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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