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  • Book excerpt: 'Startup Compass: How Iconic Entrepreneurs Got It Right' by Ujwal Kalra, Shobhit Shubhankar, IIM Ahmedabad May 21, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    Book excerpt: 'Startup Compass: How Iconic Entrepreneurs Got It Right' by Ujwal Kalra, Shobhit Shubhankar, IIM Ahmedabad

    While starting Freshworks, Girish Mathrubootham resolved to focus on riding the wave of existing trends in the market. Here's why.

  • ‘Everyone who comes from Partition families is an inheritor of Partition’: Aanchal Malhotra May 21, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    ‘Everyone who comes from Partition families is an inheritor of Partition’: Aanchal Malhotra

    Conversations with descendants of people who lived through the 1947 Partition come together in author Aanchal Malhotra’s 'In The Language of Remembering: The Inheritance of Partition'.

  • 16 great children’s books for the holidays – curated by a real mom and a group of terrific kids! May 21, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    16 great children’s books for the holidays – curated by a real mom and a group of terrific kids!

    A lovingly curated list of 16 recently released books for children that are excellent for summer reading.

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Ambuja Story - How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company May 21, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Ambuja Story - How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company

    A highly decorated biography, this book also features testimonials from India’s stalwarts. The man and the book have both cemented their presence. Bookstrapping rating: 3.5.

  • What Jhumpa Lahiri found in translation May 21, 2022 06:44 AM IST

    What Jhumpa Lahiri found in translation

    In her new volume of essays, the writer reveals what the Italian language means to her and reflects on the changes in her life and writing.

  • Ruskin Bond: ‘I’ve turned 88 – which looks like two jalebis, my favourite Indian sweet’ May 19, 2022 08:08 AM IST

    Ruskin Bond: ‘I’ve turned 88 – which looks like two jalebis, my favourite Indian sweet’

    Ruskin Bond takes a trip down memory lane. The much loved writer and author is out with a new book, 'Song of the Forest'.

  • “The will to stop crimes against women is simply missing”: Sonia Faleiro May 15, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    “The will to stop crimes against women is simply missing”: Sonia Faleiro

    Sonia Faleiro on how 'The Good Girls' is different from 'Beautiful Thing', how she ended up writing a whole book on the murder of two teenage girls in Katra Sadatganj, and more.

  • 6 takeaways from Karyn Ross’ book 'The Kind Leader' May 14, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    6 takeaways from Karyn Ross’ book 'The Kind Leader'

  • Book excerpt | Sudha Murty in 'Modi@20': "I saw myself in the girl’s position and I called her to the office..." May 14, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    Book excerpt | Sudha Murty in 'Modi@20': "I saw myself in the girl’s position and I called her to the office..."

    "I remembered the time I wrote a letter to J.R.D. Tata 50 years ago, without any connections. I requested him to go through the letter even if it was from a small-town girl who was unknown to him."

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara May 14, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara

    King Rao escapes caste-based oppression in his hometown of Kothapalli and goes away, only to create a social system that reinforces existing social hierarchies. Bookstrapping rating: 3.5 stars.

  • The Internet isn’t the only reason we aren’t reading enough books May 14, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    The Internet isn’t the only reason we aren’t reading enough books

    Social media, streaming services and other websites are a constant distraction, but there are deeper causes for putting off reading.

  • Book review: Leaders, Politicians, Citizens | Little known and forgotten stories from the great Indian political theatre May 13, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Book review: Leaders, Politicians, Citizens | Little known and forgotten stories from the great Indian political theatre

    'Leaders, Politicians and Citizens' is a collection of short biographical sketches of 50 politicians and people in public life who have influenced the politics of post-Independence India.

  • "I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya May 08, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    "I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya

    World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya on placing a copy of her book 'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh' in Shah Rukh Khan's home library, her book and the economics of fandom.

  • LGBTQ non-fiction: ‘Dear Senthuran’ and ‘Northern Light’ make us look inwards and remind why personal stories matter May 08, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    LGBTQ non-fiction: ‘Dear Senthuran’ and ‘Northern Light’ make us look inwards and remind why personal stories matter

    While Akwaeke Emezi’s book is mostly an inward narrative, Kazim Ali’s an adventurous ride. But they both amount to the same conclusion: “Places do not belong to us. We belong to them.”

  • Book review: 'The Bangalore Detectives Club' - Elite membership! May 07, 2022 05:56 PM IST

    Book review: 'The Bangalore Detectives Club' - Elite membership!

    In her debut novel, author Harini Nagendra gives us a female protagonist who breaks gender and caste stereotypes even as she give us an unputdownable murder mystery set in 1920s Bengaluru.

  • Book excerpt: Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times by Abhinav Chandrachud | Tamas and the case for free speech May 07, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Book excerpt: Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times by Abhinav Chandrachud | Tamas and the case for free speech

    Abhinav Chandrachud met Soli Sorabjee at the latter's south Delhi home in May 2018. The book, an authorised biography, grew from interviews that Chandrachud recorded then.

  • The last days of Roger Federer and other artists May 07, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    The last days of Roger Federer and other artists

    Geoff Dyer’s new book is a sustained meditation on the later careers of artists and athletes, as well as his own circumstances.

  • 'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters May 01, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters

  • Memories of Irrfan Khan Apr 30, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Memories of Irrfan Khan

    Friday (April 29, 2022) was Irrfan Khan’s second death anniversary. A memoir by one of his directors, Anup Singh, brings alive what really made him the actor and man that he was.

  • 'The Candy House' and other novels that go back and forth in time Apr 30, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    'The Candy House' and other novels that go back and forth in time

    New fiction by Emily St. John Mandel, Jennifer Egan and Sequoia Nagamatsu connects the past, present and future to explore what it’s like to be a human being today.

  • Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways Apr 24, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways

    Cooking the books, banking deceits, Ponzi schemes... 'Corporate Frauds' delves into why rich people commit fraud and how some of the biggest cases have changed the way India does business.

  • Language isn’t an instinct, it’s a game Apr 23, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Language isn’t an instinct, it’s a game

    In their new book, scientists Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater put forward the intriguing argument that origins of language lie in cultural improvisation and human imagination.

  • World Book and Copyright Day 2022: How the day to celebrate reading came into being Apr 23, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    World Book and Copyright Day 2022: How the day to celebrate reading came into being

    World Book Day 2022: UNESCO, in its message to mark the day, said that there is even greater need to cherish books --symbols of hope -- in uncertain times.

  • Welcome to a Village With More Booksellers Than School Pupils Apr 21, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    Welcome to a Village With More Booksellers Than School Pupils

    The survival of that huge nationwide network of bookstores in Spain, where readership levels are not particularly high, is “one of the great paradoxes of this country, but I think we’re living in a kind of book bubble,” said Victor López-Bachiller, who owns a bookstore in Urueña.

  • Is there such a thing as an Indian way of doing business? Apr 17, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Is there such a thing as an Indian way of doing business?

    Harvard Business School professors Geoffrey Jones and Tarun Khanna say yes, and no.

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