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Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet  
Edward Lucas    
Bloomsbury
Pp 306, Rs 499

Cyber crime is increasingly in the news. In Cyberphobia, Edward Lucas unpacks this shadowy, but metastasizing problem confronting our security—both for individuals and nations. The uncomfortable truth is that we do not
take cyber security seriously enough.

An Upstart in Government: Journeys of Change and Learning  
Arun Maira   
Rupa
Pp 252, Rs 500

From 2009 to 2014, Arun Maira sat in India’s cockpit  as a member of the national Planning Commission. From this perch, the panoply of India was visible. These were years of great changes in the country. The Planning Commission was also set aside, as explained by
the author.

The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Jai Arjun Singh   
Penguin
Pp 331, Rs 599

Combining a fan’s passion with a critic’s rigour, Jai Arjun Singh looks closely at Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s oeuvre, from well-known films like Satyakam, Guddi, Abhimaan and Khubsoorat to lesser-known, but equally notable works such as Mem-Didi, Biwi Aur Makaan and Anuradha.

Crocodile in Water,
Tiger on Land
HarperCollins
Pp 131, Rs 599

Combining satire with a lightness of touch, the comic Crocodile in Water, Tiger on Land holds up a mirror to our times—and to all those who live in India whether we stand to the left or right of the economic and political debates. Angry and also funny, this is a strong critical work.

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