Oct 24, 2020 10:02 AM IST
This new book on Netflix's unique and sometimes shocking work environmnt is a fresh, new way of looking at corporate culture.
- Oct 24, 2020 09:32 AM IST
Writing this memoir helped Isher Judge Ahluwalia revisit each phase of her life and reflect on how all the pieces came together. It is moving to read about the determination and resourcefulness it took to cultivate her intellectual gifts.
- Oct 24, 2020 09:20 AM IST
Reading books about books will bring back to us what it’s like to be lost in a book. Two new books by Michiko Kakutani and Cathy Rentzenbrink are also not an exception.
- Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Journalist Gayatri Jayaraman’s new memoir about her vipassana experience 'Sit Your Self Down' accomplishes a rare feat.
- Oct 17, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava's new book shows how addiction to gadgets and the internet, coupled with emotional disorders and drug abuse, have led to a vicious cycle.
- Oct 16, 2020 07:45 PM IST
At a time of dislocations and identity clashes, Xiaolu Guo’s A Lover’s Discourse is also a reminder of the fragility of relationships and the importance of bridging differences.
- Oct 11, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Mohammed bin Salman's character was shaped by an early fascination with Niccolò Machiavelli as well as Alexander the Great, and he grew up talking about “Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, men who built enduring legacies by focusing on results and being shrewder than their competition”.
- Oct 10, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar, and Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam compellingly bring out what it means to live in America – and elsewhere -- during this fractured era.
- Oct 03, 2020 07:42 AM IST
In a new biography of 1970s' Bollywood star Parveen Babi, author Karishma Upadhyay uncovers issues that are just as relevant today: mental health, drugs and the fast life.
- Oct 01, 2020 05:11 PM IST
In this special podcast, the authors give a sneak peek of the book to Moneycontrol's Ravi Krishnan.
- Sep 29, 2020 01:27 PM IST
“The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket” by Benjamin Lorr exposes facts about the food industry that nauseate and startle, even when you are not expecting anything to the contrary.
- Sep 26, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Sentences, more than words, are the basic building blocks of all we write. They are containers to organise thoughts and describe the world. Beautiful sentences, as William H. Gass said, are “rare as eclipses”.
- Sep 19, 2020 07:55 AM IST
Writers, of course, are under no obligation to live up to anyone’s expectations but their own. One can’t help but wonder, though, whether in trying to make him palatable to the West, Murakami’s team of translators, editors and publishers have rendered him a bit too slick.
- Sep 05, 2020 07:42 AM IST
One of the fallouts of a post-pandemic workplace will be a fewer number of what the influential activist and anthropologist David Graeber provocatively called "bullshit jobs".
- Aug 29, 2020 03:06 PM IST
The global spending power of LGBTQ consumers is estimated to be more than $5 trillion a year. In a white paper published in April 2018, the non-profit LGBT Foundation in Hong Kong calculated that if the LGBTQ community worldwide were a country, it would be the fourth-largest economy in terms of GDP.
- Aug 29, 2020 07:46 AM IST
The power of stories in general is that they offer ways to understand experiences, and to perceive the world by imposing order on it. They also allow us to create and define identities that form, in Benedict Anderson’s influential words, “imagined communities”.
- Aug 22, 2020 07:56 AM IST
Many writers who have spent so much time and energy on their work now risk being part of an enormous crowd, or even rendered invisible.
- Aug 16, 2020 07:42 AM IST
This book is not just about how to tidy up your workspace. It’s about how to put in order both the physical and nonphysical aspects of your job, including your digital data, time, decision-making, and networks, and how to spark joy in your career.
- Aug 15, 2020 09:45 AM IST
While The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook displays a variety of engagements with the external world, frequently mediated through the Internet, Shruti Swamy’s A House Is A Body explores facets of internal lives.
- Aug 08, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The ethics and implications of so-called disaster tourism are at the heart of Korean writer Yun Ko-Eun’s sardonic new novel, translated into English by Lizzie Buehler.
- Aug 08, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Isaac’s story is more a story of Kalanick, and less of Uber, and it could be argued that no matter the company, a good story is always about a person
- Aug 01, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The unique self-help book excels in explaining why we get distracted so easily.
- Aug 01, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Two short, dissimilar books by philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and novelist Zadie Smith are vistas of our changed lives.
- Jul 25, 2020 02:12 PM IST
American technology journalist Levy, a veteran of half a dozen books and Editor-at-large for Wired, got unprecedented access to Zuckerberg.
- Jul 25, 2020 09:02 AM IST
In her timely new book, Katherine D. Kinzler stresses that there is no inherently good or bad language and way of speaking. Language reflects social life, and there is no right or wrong way for it to evolve.