What is Poor Economics? Banerjee and Duflo explain

Editor | Non-fiction First published in 2011, Poor Economics: rethinking poverty and the ways to end is a groundbreaking book on understanding and alleviating poverty by Banerjee and Duflo who have dedicated their careers in research to fight global poverty. In this book, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo showcase their work and insights and

What do you know about your body? Ask Bill Bryson

Editor | Non-fiction Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful

Grab the new English translation of Pather Panchali

By A Correspondent In the idyllic village of the Abode of Contentment, Durga and her little brother, Opu, grow up in a world of woods, orchards and adventure. Nurtured on their aunt’s songs and stories, they dream of secret magical lands, forbidden gardens and the distant railroad. The grown-up world of debts, resentment and bone-deep

Ducks, Newburyport: A heart-rending indictment of America’s barbarity

Editor | Fiction Baking a multitude of tartes tatin for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America’s ignoble past, and her own regrets. She is surrounded by dead lakes, fake facts, Open Carry maniacs, and oodles of online advice about survivalism, veil toss duties, and how to

Essential Reads | Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond

Editor | Politics Famous for the inspiring slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s prime ministership saw India ensuring respect for the farmer and the soldier. In his brief yet eventful tenure of nineteen months, he resolved some of the most contentious problems facing the country, by taking all segments of society along. The