April 10, 2021 12:06 PM IST
New works in English translation by Joseph Andras and Kamel Daoud offer vivid and contrasting accounts of the impact of foreign domination.
- April 03, 2021 07:35 AM IST
In today’s age, everyone’s a critic. It’s time to turn the tables and review not just books, but also the way people read them
- April 03, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Neck pain? Check. Overheating laptop? Check. Managing family expectations when you have work to do? Check. Grace Paul's 'ultimate guide' is a comforting book of practical advice on working from home
- March 27, 2021 09:10 AM IST
How did a 50-year-old debut author’s crime novel beat Obama’s memoir on the bestseller lists and sell close to a million copies in hardback, with film rights bought by Spielberg?
- March 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST
And what it takes to bring them back: a new book deep-dives into 12 extradition cases, including the Vijay Mallya extradition case and the Nirav Modi extradition case
- December 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.
- December 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.
- December 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.
- November 28, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Of the several exciting titles that 2021 has in store, there are some that I resolutely plan to avoid. Here, in no particular order, are the gory details.
- November 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.
- September 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".
- August 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”.
- August 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.
- August 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.
- August 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.
- August 01, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The unique self-help book excels in explaining why we get distracted so easily.
- August 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.
- June 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.
- June 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.
- 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.
- April 30, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Though Dutta never generalises about her interviewees, in some cases the common motifs in their lives jump out.
- April 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.
- April 29, 2020 05:47 PM IST
'In Facebook: The Inside Story', Levy turns his massively insightful gaze to the trajectory of Facebook from its birth, its dizzying growth, and its embattled present, when its reputation is extensively scarred.
- February 20, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Banerjee and Duflo, along with fellow economist Michael Kremer, brought an experimental approach to economics to focus on poverty, and in particular, how the poor make decisions. This approach,while popular in medical research, is a pioneering effort on part of the Nobel prize winners to use randomized control trials in economic studies.
- January 09, 2017 04:14 PM IST
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Nitin Patel, ED of Sadbhav Engineering said that demonetisation has impacted three of their projects where revenue decline has been in double digits.