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  • Eric Ambler’s spy thrillers still resonate today Oct 01, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Eric Ambler’s spy thrillers still resonate today

    In 'Cause for Alarm', Eric Ambler’s 1938 novel, an engineer in Fascist Italy is caught up in deadly games between European powers.

  • Book review: ‘Happiness In Action’ is a critique of self-help genre but can't escape its trappings entirely Sep 24, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    Book review: ‘Happiness In Action’ is a critique of self-help genre but can't escape its trappings entirely

    Whether or not 'Happiness In Action' helps you find happiness, it will make you introspect.

  • Book review: 'Influence Empire' doesn't start as a cautionary tale, but ends up being one Sep 24, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    Book review: 'Influence Empire' doesn't start as a cautionary tale, but ends up being one

    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.

  • Book review: Shaili Chopra's 'Sisterhood Economy' draws on personal experiences, interviews Sep 18, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    Book review: Shaili Chopra's 'Sisterhood Economy' draws on personal experiences, interviews

    '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.

  • Book review: The whys have it Sep 10, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    Book review: The whys have it

    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 book review: In war-torn Sri Lanka, a ghost probes into his own death Sep 04, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida book review: In war-torn Sri Lanka, a ghost probes into his own death

    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.

  • Book review: Captain G.R. Gopinath's writing in 'Our India' is sharp, empathetic, well-reasoned Sep 03, 2022 09:22 PM IST

    Book review: Captain G.R. Gopinath's writing in 'Our India' is sharp, empathetic, well-reasoned

    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.

  • There’s more to Japanese novels than Murakami Sep 03, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    There’s more to Japanese novels than Murakami

    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 fluid worlds Aug 28, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    Mohsin Hamid’s fluid worlds

    Mohsin Hamid’s forthcoming book 'The Last White Man' is a stinging index of our times, shaped by the pandemic and identity upheavals.

  • Book review: Long-listed for the Booker Prize 2022, 'Glory' is a punchy political satire from Zimbabwe Aug 14, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Book review: Long-listed for the Booker Prize 2022, 'Glory' is a punchy political satire from Zimbabwe

    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.

  • A Country Called Childhood book review: Deepti Naval's memoir is thoughtful, intense Aug 07, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    A Country Called Childhood book review: Deepti Naval's memoir is thoughtful, intense

  • Where the Cobbled Path Leads book review: A rich addition to the expanding world of writings from Nagaland Aug 06, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Where the Cobbled Path Leads book review: A rich addition to the expanding world of writings from Nagaland

  • 'Lessons in Chemistry' book review: A riveting story about sexism in science Jul 31, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    'Lessons in Chemistry' book review: A riveting story about sexism in science

    '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.

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Upgrade by Blake Crouch Jul 30, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Upgrade by Blake Crouch

    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

  • Down and out in Paris Jul 30, 2022 06:44 AM IST

    Down and out in Paris

    Edward Chisholm’s memoir about working as a waiter in a Paris restaurant reveals the shadows in the City of Light.

  • Book review: How Jack Welch paved the way for GE's spectacular decline, and broke capitalism in the process Jul 24, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    Book review: How Jack Welch paved the way for GE's spectacular decline, and broke capitalism in the process

    In 'The Man Who Broke Capitalism', David Gelles analyses the impact of Jack Welch and GE on the business world with considerable journalistic rigour.

  • Book review: Accenture’s top minds on humanizing AI Jul 17, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Book review: Accenture’s top minds on humanizing AI

    '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.

  • Cold Justice review: When the judge is the accused Jul 16, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    Cold Justice review: When the judge is the accused

    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.

  • Book review | Deceptively simple rules to saving and investing Jul 16, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    Book review | Deceptively simple rules to saving and investing

    '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.

  • Two debut novels about lives shaped by the Internet Jul 16, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Two debut novels about lives shaped by the Internet

    New work by Aravind Jayan and Sheena Patel portrays characters whose lives are mediated by the Internet, making them adapt and adjust.

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Man Who Bent Light by Narinder Singh Kapany Jul 09, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Man Who Bent Light by Narinder Singh Kapany

    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

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Disrupting the Game by Nintendo America's former president and CEO, Reggie Fils Aime Jun 25, 2022 02:51 PM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: Disrupting the Game by Nintendo America's former president and CEO, Reggie Fils Aime

    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

  • The enduring magic of Ashwin Sanghi's Bharat Series Jun 25, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    The enduring magic of Ashwin Sanghi's Bharat Series

    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.

  • Book review: 'Maverick Commissioner' goes behind the scenes of Lalit Modi's rise and steep fall Jun 19, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    Book review: 'Maverick Commissioner' goes behind the scenes of Lalit Modi's rise and steep fall

    Lalit Modi was the most important person in cricket between 2005 and 2010 - a phase that changed Indian and world cricket drastically.

  • Book review: Voluble criticism notwithstanding, 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' makes some important points Jun 11, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Book review: Voluble criticism notwithstanding, 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' makes some important points

    The book attempts to open up an avenue for newer conversations around pandemic threats, rooted in past lessons as well as future uncertainties.

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