In 'Cause for Alarm', Eric Ambler’s 1938 novel, an engineer in Fascist Italy is caught up in deadly games between European powers.
Whether or not 'Happiness In Action' helps you find happiness, it will make you introspect.
What has enabled Tencent to compete with Jack Ma’s Alibaba? Why did Donald Trump try to curtail American investments in Tencent? How does Tencent benefit from investing in start-ups? The book engages with questions that are confounding for people outside China.
'Sisterhood Economy' examines issues like gender pay gap, expectations of unpaid housework and care work, poor healthcare services for women, and the threat of sexual harassment.
In seven quick chapters, scientist Justin Gregg unpacks how humans are 'why' specialists, and why we would do well not to consider our intelligence superior to other animals'.
The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka’s second novel after Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, is long-listed for the 2022 Booker Prize.
Among other things, Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath offers warm recollections of his interactions with famous men from different walks of life – cartoonist R. K. Laxman, singer Pandit Jasraj, writer-director Girish Karnad, and Café Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha.
Newly translated work by Emi Yagi and Mieko Kawakami deal with how the interior worlds of single women are at odds with exterior expectations.
Mohsin Hamid’s forthcoming book 'The Last White Man' is a stinging index of our times, shaped by the pandemic and identity upheavals.
In language that crackles with innovation, wit, wild exuberance and a sharp bite, Bulawayo choreographs the transgenerational trauma of a postcolonial nation where one tyrant is brought down only to be replaced by another.
'Lessons in Chemistry' is a fizzing first novel for a number of reasons. Despite the serious theme, Bonnie Garmus’ writing, characterized by a dry wit, keeps us entertained.
As our reviewer closed this book, this is what she understood of its message - ‘We need to stop humanity from destroying itself by upgrading our collective intelligence and reason. We will die out in the next century if nothing changes.’ Bookstrapping Rating: 3.5 stars
Edward Chisholm’s memoir about working as a waiter in a Paris restaurant reveals the shadows in the City of Light.
In 'The Man Who Broke Capitalism', David Gelles analyses the impact of Jack Welch and GE on the business world with considerable journalistic rigour.
'Radically Human' draws on research which shows that most companies use emerging technologies as a lifeline, not as engines of innovation. And the few that do the latter, have reaped huge rewards.
Vish Dhamija writes in an easy, direct style and the basic premise of 'Cold Justice' is interesting. However, the characters, for the most part, are cardboard cut-outs.
'Just Keep Buying' by Nick Maggiulli shares ideas around managing money and our behaviour around money, by breaking the thought into two equally important parts—saving and investing. And it’s all fortified by data and analytics.
New work by Aravind Jayan and Sheena Patel portrays characters whose lives are mediated by the Internet, making them adapt and adjust.
The fusion of ‘science as a universal need’ and ‘religion as a universal truth but private practice’ emerges beautifully from this book. Bookstrapping Rating: 3.5 stars
The book is a "business memoir” in which the reader learns that Reggie Fils Aime ‘lived his life at the intersection of capability and opportunity.’ Bookstrapping Rating: 3.5 stars
With so many moving parts, it’s a wonder that the narrative throughline of 'The Magicians of Mazda' doesn’t get hopelessly entangled - and herein lies author Ashwin Sanghi’s ingenuity.
Lalit Modi was the most important person in cricket between 2005 and 2010 - a phase that changed Indian and world cricket drastically.
The book attempts to open up an avenue for newer conversations around pandemic threats, rooted in past lessons as well as future uncertainties.