Month: May 2019

Books For You | SuperCentury: What India Must do to Rise by 2050

Editor | Politics What is it about the Indian psyche that makes us so incapable of fulfilling our promise as a nation? Why are we so averse to risk, resigned to mediocrity and mired in a collective lack of confidence? India has so much potential but seems forever stuck on the brink of actualization, unable

Reliving India’s World Cup victory in 1983

Editor | Sports The year was 1983 and Team India was in its first-ever World Cup final. They were the minnows of the cricketing world – so much so that the bookmakers were offering 66:1 against India winning the title. Yet, despite the odds stacked against them, Kapil Dev’s inspirational captaincy took a bunch of

Penguin is set to release ‘The Deadly Dozen’ by Anirban Bhattacharyya

Editor | Non-fiction A school teacher who killed multiple paramours with cyanide; a mother who trained her daughters to kill children; a thug from the 1800s who slaughtered more than 900 people, a manservant who killed girls and devoured their body parts. If you thought serial killers was a Western phenomenon, think again! These bone-chilling

Books For You | The Brotherhood in Saffron: RSS and Hindu Revivalism

Editor | Politics There is no better time than this after the resounding win of Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha elections to read how Hindu revivalism took hold of the country, subjecting Nehruvian ideals to the hammer blows of majoritarianism. Thirty years before they wrote the award-winning RSS: A View to the Inside,

Simon & Schuster India to release Booker winner Celestial Bodies in India

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Simon & Schuster India is delighted to announce that Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi has won the Man Booker International Prize 2019. According to the The Man Booker International Prize judges on Celestial Bodies is ‘a richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight into a society in transition and into lives

Books For You | Amit Shah: And The March of BJP

Editor | Politics The story of Amit Shah’s political life, struggles, rise and triumph is little known. For a leader who is often referred to as the Chanakya of Indian politics, who has dominated India’s fast-paced and complex political stage since 2014, has altered its electoral map by leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to

Books For You | Om the Gnome is a must-read for everyone

Editor | Spirituality Teaching children through bedtime stories is a tradition that has become extinct. Trishla Jain, about this unique concept of teaching children through bedtime stories, said: “As my children were growing older and I was reading to them every night I realised there were so many things I wanted to teach them about