Day: October 24, 2018

#Essential Reads | What China and India Once Were

Editor | Foreign Affairs Here is a brilliant book that help you to understand modern China and India through an unprecedented comparative analysis of their long histories. Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman’s What China and India Once Were is a timely, far-ranging comparison of the thought, politics, institutions, social practices and more of two great

Pulp fiction | The Diary on the Fifth Floor

Editor | Fiction A woman leaves her infant at home but finds her on a busy street in an unexpected turn of events. Another woman wakes up in a flight hours later, befuddled, in the strangest circumstance. The Diary on the Fifth Floor  (Published by Rupa, Pages 184, Price Rs 295) is a fascinating tale

Pulp Fiction | Tides Don’t Cross

Editor | Fiction Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy. Tides Don’t Cross (Published by Rupa, Pages 256,

#Pulp Fiction: Once Upon an IAS Exam

Editor | Fiction Vishy’s worst nightmare—failing the UPSC’s Civil Services exam—has come true. He is plagued by insecurity, fear and doubts. The mother of all competitive examinations has rejected him and he needs a reason to live. So, what does he do? He tells his best friend Rithika, ‘I love you… Will you marry me?’

How to Awaken the Durga Within

Editor  | Non-fiction Awaken the Durga Within is a handy, easy-to-follow guide to help every woman assert themselves at home and work and reclaim their life. As a woman in a patriarchal country like India, they are often held back by family or society; and even education or employment does little to help improve their

Here is an Ultimate Guide to Modern Parenting

Editor | Non-fiction How to make the child eat right, get him to do the homework, make him go to bed, wean him off the mobile, teach him discipline, stop him from lying, and much more—the challenges for parents are never-ending. Several tricky situations arise on a daily basis in every household, which, if mishandled,

Books For You: The Story of the Reserve Bank of India

Editor | Non-fiction Raghuram Rajan, the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had once famously remarked, ‘We are neither hawks, doves, we are owls.’ However, the RBI is not an ordinary owl. It’s a very wise owl with immense powers and responsibilities. There can be no argument that the RBI is not