Day: June 24, 2019

Partition Voices: Untold British Stories by Kavita Puri

Editor | Politics Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Yet their memory of India’s partition has been shrouded in silence. Kavita Puri’s father was twelve when he found himself one of the millions of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims caught up

The Making of Star India: The Story of Murdoch’s India adventure

Editor | Non-Fiction When Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman, News Corporation, blew up more than $870 million buying Star TV from Richard Li in the early 1990s, analysts were dismayed. Why on earth had Murdoch invested in a pan-Asian broadcaster that was neither fish nor fowl? More than twenty-five years later, with revenues of over $2

Penguin to release Ramdev’s autobiography ‘My Life, My Mission’

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India has announced the publication of the official autobiography of yoga maestro and spiritual guru Swami Ramdev, titled My Life, My Mission. Written along with senior journalist Uday Mahurkar, this is a one of its kind personal narrative of the life and times of the globally renowned

Raja Rao’s Madam, Give Me My Sex explores fault lines in academia

Editor | Fiction In a University known as the Oxford of the East, situated in India’s cultural capital, Poona, all is not well in the English Department. The department is headed by Professor Tiwari, who has ambitions to make it one of the best departments in the country. But factors beyond his control thwart him.

Here is A Monk’s Guide to Happiness!

Editor | Wellness We’re all on a search for happiness, but we’re looking in the wrong places. Everyone looks externally to find contentment, we think material possessions will unlock our happiness. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explains how and why we need to look within, and connect to our true essence, in order to find

In Time To Go, Kennaway examines the knotty issue of assisted dying

Editor | Non-Fiction In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. The son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. In turns a manual for those considering the benefits of assisted