Jul 24, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The former governor of the RBI minces no words in describing the bad loan mess in government-owned banks. He does not spare any stakeholder, and rightly so
- Jul 18, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The novel is structured as a series of albums with individual tracks as chapters. These are set-pieces involving individual members of the band, studded with public triumphs and personal tragedies.
- Jul 11, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Piyush Pandey was among those Indians who most effectively linked life’s priceless moments to the marketing of products and services -- a linkage that was neither essential nor inevitable.
- Jul 04, 2020 07:56 AM IST
While a majority yearns for the immersion that a full-length novel can deliver, such immersion can also be provided by stories that are shorter than usual.
- Jun 27, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Over the years, especially in times of turmoil, countless people have found comfort in the lessons and lives of the Stoics. But, as Sellars emphasises, the real benefit arises only if we incorporate these ideas into our daily lives.
- Jun 20, 2020 08:12 AM IST
Many contemporary Chinese writers have offered us a window into the country’s lived reality. Among them is novelist Yu Hua whose work, from early avantgarde to grotesque realism, critiques China’s development from the Cultural Revolution to its modern-day variety of hyper-capitalism.
- Jun 17, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The India-China history is steeped in deep distrust and periodic bursts of friction and as it happens in matters as these, details can often be scarce. Below are five important books that can help you catch up on the conflict and make sense of the tumultuous relationship between the two countries.
- Jun 06, 2020 08:16 AM IST
'Winter in Sokcho' is yet another reminder that when it comes to fiction, short narratives can penetrate states of mind more deeply than longer ones.
- May 30, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Re-reading can tell us more about ourselves than about the book in question. In a larger sense, it can also reflect how times have changed.
- May 23, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Reading at whim will make you stumble across books you really like, which will lead you to more books, which will lead to yet more.
- May 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The writer points out that those who take solace in the assumption that only routine tasks can be automated should realise that many non-routine tasks are also being taken over by AI, such as driving a car.
- May 15, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The glee with which Kosinski skewers the pretensions of movers and shakers is infectious, and it is evident on almost every page of the book.
- May 12, 2020 02:29 PM IST
Like any responsible writer, Deepali Gupta steers clear of speculation and points to what the available information says, thus demonstrating a journalist’s even-keeled outlook towards her subject matter.
- May 10, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Cohen jump-cuts between various stories in the same chapter with such enthusiasm and ability that you find yourself reading on just to see how he’ll tie all the loose ends together at the end of the chapter.
- May 09, 2020 08:14 AM IST
The book tells of how unequal the consequences of climate change will be for us, depending on whether we live in a developed or developing country, and depending on whether we are well-to-do or whether we are poor.
- May 08, 2020 11:17 AM IST
It’s the victimisation at the heart of an utterly ordinary situation which makes ‘The Lottery’ so unnerving, and which caused its first readers to react the way they did.
- May 07, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Senior journalist Puja Mehra condemns both the UPA-II and NDA governments for failing to make the economy grow – but it is her critique of the economic policies (or lack thereof) of Narendra Modi’s government that make this book an indispensable read.
- May 06, 2020 12:31 PM IST
In Let’s Talk Money, Monika Halan tells us how to organise our cash-flow, save for emergencies, figure out and meet our insurance needs, evaluate and make investments, and plan for retirement-- all in 212 pages.
- May 05, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Ahluwalia proves to be an able communicator, proving himself adept at clinical, concise, accessible and vivid writing. This is a difficult feat to do, given that his subject is, for the most part, economic policy.
- May 04, 2020 01:10 PM IST
In the book, Eban brings the watchdog spirit to bear upon the generics manufacturing sector out of her concern for American citizens primarily. But she has ensured that her investigation also has points to ponder for the consumers in developing nations such as India.
- May 03, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Journalist Soma Das has interviewed "over 150 of his friends, extended family members, rivals, present and former aides and business associates", and also the famously publicity-shy Shanghvi himself to pen the 500-page tome.
- May 02, 2020 08:32 AM IST
In her second book, Sonu Bhasin writes the history of Dhingra’s business career and intertwined personal life in fine detail, and ensures ably that neither of these dual strands dominate each other.
- May 01, 2020 09:36 AM IST
If one were to compare the book to a painting, this one is a pen-and-paper drawing, and while it is a detailed, proficient and attractive one, it is no oil painting.
- Apr 30, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Though Dutta never generalises about her interviewees, in some cases the common motifs in their lives jump out.
- Apr 29, 2020 06:35 PM IST
As a senior journalist, author Pavan C. Lall is doubtlessly good at writing in a hurry while also keeping up standards of excellence in writing, and it shows.