Paromita Shastri

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Book review: Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen

Can race and colour really matter in a country like the US, where the non-whites will eventually outnumber the whites?

Book Review: Missing: A Novel by Sumana Roy

An allegory of a man’s search for reality .

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Book review: Amitabh Bagchi’s Half the Night is Gone

An attempt to explore India’s current schisms steers clear of any established point of view.

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A book review on ‘The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics’ by Kaushik Basu

A book explores the uncomfortable and complex relationship between law and economics.

Book review: Serge Michailof’s Africanistan: Development or Jihad

An incisive analysis of the strife-ridden Sahel region of Africa, with a warning that it could become the next Afghanistan

Sounding the gong: Madeleine Albright gives a reality check of how countries across the globe are living in ‘flawed democracy’

Madeline Albright is worried about the return of fascism in US and rest of the world.

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Book Review: Dean Nelson’s ‘Jugaad Yatra: Exploring the Indian Art of Problem Solving’

Yet another book on jugaad, but one that drives home the point that it’s a problem and not a solution. That India needs to aim for perfection and not make-do.

MF Husain: The Enfant terrible of art world

A first-person account of MF Husain comes as a refreshing reminder of India’s artistic heritage where the artist firmly and unshakeably belongs

Book Review: Ex FBI director James Comey’s memoir a credible portrait of Donald Trump and his administration

Comey’s memoir was not meant to be about Trump, but in light of his firing, the indictment of the president’s administration overshadows the former FBI chief’s plea to make America ethical again.

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Book review – Love and Life in Lucknow: An Imaginary Biography of a City by Mehru Jaffer

A Poignant Portrait: A lyrical account of what Lucknow was, what might have been, and how it will never be the same again

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Book review: Here is a delightful fantasy adventure satire that’s laced with wit, often acerbic but mostly wry

In a decrepit old mansion in Dhaka, a motherless 10-year-old boy, Indelbed, lives with his eccentric, perpetually angry and drunkard father, the brilliant Dr Kaikobad, and a decrepit butler.

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Book Review: A lesser human

Taslima Nasrin argues how one can’t be a feminist and religious at the same time, as religious texts & their expositions don’t see women equal to men

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Book review: Here is an advice on money and how to make it comes in podcast-like language

Anyone can become rich, if you go by the thousands of bestselling books out there that tell you how easy it is.

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No path in Darjeeling is straight: Understanding Darjeeling through a prism

No Path in Darjeeling is Straight is Parimal Bhattacharya’s memorable contribution to understanding Darjeeling through a prism, where different colourful images magically come together to offer a remarkable clarity into the

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Book Review: Here is author Michael Wolff’s account of what goes on inside the White House

Wolff’s account of what goes on inside the White House may be plausible, but never gives the impression of being right; it’s just well-crafted with the help of a libel lawyer.

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Book review: No room for small dreams by Shimon Peres looks for stars in the sky

A memoir by Shimon Peres could well be his last letter to the new generation to never give up in the face of adversity.

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Book review: Economics of India – How to Fool all people for all times by Madan Sabnavis

Is ‘Make in India’ faulty? Could bank NPAs be better managed? Are voters being misled? A book that answers questions like these and more.

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Book review: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism Naoki Higashida Hachette

The story of Naoki Higashida of Japan, detected with autism when he was five years old, takes us beyond a simple tale of hope, courage and determination. It makes us marvel about the wondrous and infinite capabilities of the

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This book by Arun Maira suggests deep listening to people around us could be the way ahead

With humanity at a crossroads today, a book says deep listening to people around us could be the way ahead

The Glory of Patan: Here’s the book review

KM Munshi’s Patanni Prabhuta came out in 1916 as the first volume of an epic trilogy based on the trials and tribulations of the Chalukya dynasty, a series that Gujaratis have grown up on and swear by.

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Book Review – The Epic City by Kushanava Choudhury

India was famously described by JK Galbraith as a functioning anarchy, a phrase that probably suits Kolkata better.

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Magnificent obsessions: Book Review on Super Fandom by Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron M Glazer

How fans have influenced culture and commerce, and how understanding the rising phenomenon of super fandom can change the future of many businesses

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The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon: From Moksha to Market by Kaushik Deka; here is book review

A hastily compiled book merely touches the tip of the giant iceberg that Ramdev actually is

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Sea of sad memories! Unbridled imagination and rare observation make sure that Anees Salim’s fifth book doesn’t disappoint

The author draws his protagonists’ worlds in minute detail, digging deep into their inner lives with so much tenderness that the mundane observation often transcends into the memorable. His ability to look at the events fro

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg latest book an honest telling of raw pain of those left behind

A practical book that combines Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s personal insights and data to create ‘disruptive growth’ out of adversity.

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The Promise of Beauty and Why It Matters : A book on exploration of the concept of beauty

Increasingly disturbed by the growing neglect of beauty in our modern, growth-oriented lifestyle, Shakti Maira decided to explore how the concept of beauty has evolved over time and across disciplines.

A Bollywood filmmaker pens an intense love story

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