Feb 13, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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.
- Feb 06, 2021 09:51 AM IST
In Albert Cossery’s novel, some citizens plan to unseat the local governor by taking ridicule to an extreme.
- Jan 30, 2021 08:27 AM IST
An absorbing new book shines a light on the time when the Hooghly was a global waterway attracting merchants, missionaries, statesmen, soldiers and others from all over.
- Jan 30, 2021 07:21 AM IST
Set in an imaginary town called Jhunu, The Nameless God unfolds against the backdrop of an unforgettable event in recent Indian history – the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, and the communal riots that followed right after.
- Jan 30, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Arun Kumar, an economist with a decades-long career in academia and writing, has come up with the book Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis, an accessible and comprehensive survey of the havoc wreaked on the Indian economy by the pandemic.
- Jan 23, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler’s book does not promise miracles or instant results. It only supports people ready to do the work it takes to free themselves from “habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and acting” that have held them “captive in the past.”
- Jan 20, 2021 10:41 AM IST
The picture the author paints is at wide variance with the image we have of India as a vibrant emerging power
- Jan 16, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Decorating an auditorium with rainbow flags is easy but creating a culture where LGBTQ employees feel safe and confident, and do not fear losing out on promotions, is a different ballgame.
- Jan 09, 2021 08:10 AM IST
‘The Brass Notebook’ is the no-holds-barred intimate and political memoir of feminist economist and academician Devaki Jain.
- Jan 09, 2021 07:51 AM IST
In If Then: How One Data Company Invented the Future, Lepore takes a close look at Simulmatics Corporation and reveals how data mining, and influencing human behaviour predates Facebook, Google and Amazon.
- Jan 02, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Mortality is not optional but one can choose whether to live in denial or with equanimity is Arun Shourie’s message.
- Jan 02, 2021 08:13 AM IST
With its eccentricity, its compelling readability, and its ability to reach a satisfying conclusion, Piranesi is quite simply among the more captivating novels of the quarantined year that we have just lived through.
- Dec 26, 2020 09:26 AM IST
A foodie reviews two delicious works of food writing from South Asia and samples their traditional recipes as the new year dawns.
- Dec 26, 2020 08:13 AM IST
The title might lead readers to imagine that this book is about the COVID-19 pandemic but it has a broader canvas.
- Dec 22, 2020 10:42 AM IST
The authors’ provocative thesis is that it isn’t friction between countries but rising inequality within countries that has led to the current trade wars
- Dec 19, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Ed Caesar’s new book, The Moth and the Mountain, is an engrossing and probing account of British mountaineer and aviator Maurice Wilson, who is known for his ill-fated attempt to climb Mount Everest alone in 1934.
- Dec 12, 2020 08:09 AM IST
This freshly released biography of the President-elect of the United States of America is frank and uncompromising– so much so, that, in the service of the facts, it will embarrass the subject of the biography wherever appropriate.
- Dec 12, 2020 08:04 AM IST
Published by Hodder and Stoughton, this book unpacks how WeWork founder Adam Neumann attracted investments worth billions of dollars with his charismatic appeal, soaring ambition, and ruthless networking.
- Dec 12, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Marco Balzano’s new novel, I’m Staying Here, now translated into English by Jill Foulston, vividly illustrates that competing ideologies and nationalisms may be all very well on a global stage, but it’s often the people on the ground who have to pay the price.
- Dec 05, 2020 07:46 AM IST
The book demonstrates how our behaviour is impacted by considerations which are avidly studied by economists – that much of our behaviour can be explained and demystified by explanations found in the science of economics.
- Nov 28, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Bengali scholar Bani Basu's novel 'A Plate of White Marble' – first published in 1990 in the original Bengali as Swet Patharer Thala – gives English readers their first authentic taste of a stunning literary classic.
- Nov 28, 2020 07:43 AM IST
The book is a fascinating introduction to the world of community-led governance and along the way, it busts several myths about housing and urban poor.
- Nov 14, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Don DeLillo’s slender new novel, The Silence, is occasionally illuminating and often enigmatic but ultimately, there’s an air of incompleteness about it.
- Nov 14, 2020 07:36 AM IST
What works in this book’s favour is the fact that the authors provide real-life examples to back up the strategies they present.
- Oct 31, 2020 08:58 AM IST
As Google faces heat for abusing its dominant position in online advertising, Tim Hwang’s Subprime Attention Crisis takes a closer and a dim view of the ‘money machine’ that has fuelled the rise of tech giants.