Book review | 'Atomic Habits': A practical guide on how to change behaviours and script personal successes
Three years after the book was first released, the principles outlined in 'Atomic Habits' still resonate. Try this: link a habit you want to form with an existing one that brings you joy.
Crowdfunding campaign for oxygen concentrators catches new tailwinds; artists to send signed works to donors
Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai and Kamila Shamsie among the writers whose autographed books will be sent to those who contribute GBP100 or more before May 6.
Obituary: Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee was a champion of free speech and human rights
Sorabjee died on April 30, 2021. He was being treated for Covid-19 in a Delhi hospital.
Finding calm in the chaos: mental health tips to cope with the second wave of Covid
Psychologists and counsellors say some people find solace in religion, other in activities like gardening. Try a few different options to find what helps you. Recommendations below.
Remembering Shankha Ghosh, the literary giant who spared no political party from his criticism
Friends and fans remember his contributions to society and 'the language and literature that he wrote and loved in'
Edhi foundation offers 50 ambulances to India for Covid patients
The Edhi foundation has previously taken care of Indian fishermen released from Pakistani jails and repatriated to India, among other initiatives. South Asian peace activists say people from both countries have routinely come forward to help each other.
What do trans people think of trans representation in Indian ads?
Do recent ads with trans people promote older stereotypes and create new ones? Or are they a step in the right direction? We asked the people who should have the last word on this.
A children's book about Nehru's animal diplomacy calls out the elephant in the room
'Uncle Nehru, Please Send Us An Elephant!' asks questions about animal rights and raises ecological concerns, even as the illustrations show each elephant with a winning personality of its own.
In memoriam: I.A. Rehman, human rights defender and peace activist
Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy is organizing a remembrance meeting for human rights activist I.A. Rehman today at 5.30pm India time on Zoom.
Interview | Economist Will Page: 'Disruption doesn't give us time to think'
Just like the music industry had to let go of CDs and downloads when P2P music sharing sites cropped up, businesses need to develop confidence to swing from their old ways to new ones.
Book Review: Work from home tips for some universal WFH problems
Neck pain? Check. Overheating laptop? Check. Managing family expectations when you have work to do? Check. Grace Paul's 'ultimate guide' is a comforting book of practical advice on working from home
Book Review | Social media gobbling up your time? Help is at hand
Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World views time as a finite resource that should be optimised to grow. Social media is shallow, distracting and multitasking a big no if you want to be productive, says Newport.
Book Review | Becoming A Citizen lays bare covert racism of UK’s citizenship test
As he chronicles the journey of ‘W’ from being a Yemeni migrant to a British citizen, Kamran Khan says the language test lets the British practice xenophobia while insulating them from accusations of overt racism.
Book Review | The Ventilator Project—a nod to Indian innovation in times of a global crisis
The book tells the story of how in 90 days a startup, assisted by an IIT-Kanpur team, built an affordable but high-quality ventilator. It offers insights into technology, creativity and empathy that went into making a world-class product.
Interview | Mastercard's Raja Rajamannar on his new book, insights about marketing and more
Marketing professionals need to grasp the new reality, reinvent and reimagine various aspects of the trade, and those who do not keep abreast of new developments will risk becoming obsolete, says Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Mastercard Raja Rajamannar.
Interview | Pakistan-born author Osman Haneef on his debut novel that deals with religious intolerance, blasphemy
Set against the backdrop of religious extremism, false allegations of blasphemy, and courtroom drama, Osman Haneef's first novel is also a political thriller.
Book review | Fighting the loneliness pandemic, one connection at a time
In his book Together, Vivek H Murthy, who is Biden’s pick to be the surgeon general, underscores the need for social connection to ensure physical and emotional wellbeing.
Meet the Tibetan poet who wants India to repeal its ‘One China’ policy
Tenzin Tsundue is at the forefront of public advocacy against Chinese occupation.
Book Review | Mastercard’s Raja Rajamannar builds a strong case for integrity, ethics in marketing
In his book Quantum Marketing, Rajamannar says ethical behaviour must extend to data collection and analytics. To Quantum CMOs, he says be willing to learn, have a global mindset and stay abreast of the latest developments.
Author Vishaka George on her book that takes the lid off the stigma around HIV in India
Published by Karadi Tales in partnership with the People’s Archive of Rural India, House of Uncommons is a fictionalised narrative based on real-life stories of children living with HIV.
Book review | Best-selling author David Epstein underscores role of detours, breadth and experimentation in career success
Switching from one interest to another may not be “a failure of perseverance”. It could be an “astute recognition that better matches are available”.
Interview | A researcher and an author on ethics of death penalty, stories of death-row prisoners and more
The Punished is a collection of short stories based on a study on death-row prisoners in India. In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, Anup Surendranath, the lead author of the study and Jahnavi Misra, who transformed the report into a set of stories speak on effectiveness, feasibility and ethics of capital punishment.
The Green Room—celebrating Wendell Rodricks
As the Delhi High Court hears petitions to legalise same-sex marriages, Rodricks’ autobiography offers a glimpse into the struggles and life the designer and his partner, Jerome Marrel, built together.
Meet Menaka Raman, author of Loki Takes Guard, a book that talks about gender inequality in Indian cricket
There are great disparities in opportunity and recognition between men and women in Indian cricket. Bangalore-based author Menaka Raman's new book focuses on these disparities at the local level. In a freewheeling interaction, Raman talks about her book and her views on gender equality.