Day: October 17, 2018

Essential Reads | Michael Lewis warns America of The Fifth Risk

Editor | Non-fiction The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy – an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity – waited to welcome the incoming administration’s transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing. People don’t

Books For You | Blue Lotus: The Myths And Folk Tales of India

Editor | Fiction Here you will find gods who make the three worlds tremble and lightning swing wildly across the firmament, shape-shifting asuras living in enchanted forests, wandering rishis with formidable magical powers, bewitching apsaras gliding through heavenly palaces and heroes so tall they touch the skies. Myths and folktales have nourished the cultural and

Essential Reads | Paradise At War: A Political History of Kashmir

Editor | Non-Fiction A political scientist on Kashmir once said to me: “You cannot discuss Kashmir, or the Kashmir conflict, without starting with history.”’ In this way begins Radha Kumar’s political history of Kashmir, Paradise At War: A Political History of Kashmir (Published by Aleph, Pages 416, Price Rs 899) a book that attempts to