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Book Review: Indian Railways as an engine of social and cultural growth

Books By NAVTAN KUMAR

In his new book, author Arup K. Chatterjee looks at how Indian Railways fostered the growth of the nation’s economy, and inspired artists and filmmakers across generations, writes Navtan Kumar.

24 June, 2017
Ruskin Bond, book, Lone Fox Dancing, author’s life, best-loved writers, Mussoorie, Autobiography

What I Remember

Books By Ruskin Bond

One of our best-loved writers, Ruskin Bond is finally out with his autobiography, titled Lone Fox Dancing, which charts, in great detail and with characteristic panache, the unlikely trajectory of the author’s life: from his childhood in Jamnagar to his writerly retreat in Mussoorie. Presented here is an excerpt.

17 June, 2017
Mohsin Hamid, Exit West, Moth Smoke, Hamish Hamilton, Syria, Iraq, Chronicles of Narnia

Book Review: Discovering the human side of social and political calamities

Books By Abdullah Khan

Novelist Mohsin Hamid’s ability to extract human stories out of the geopolitical crises unfolding around us is yet again displayed in his new work of fiction, Exit West, writes Abdullah Khan.

17 June, 2017
Corbett Park, Corbett National Park: Domain of the wild, Ashima Kumar, Dushyant Parasher, Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Sanctuary Asia, wildlife

Book Review: The essence of Corbett Park experience bound in a book

Books By Mohit Aggarwal

A recent book on the Jim Corbett National Park, one of India’s finest nature reserves, weaves a compelling historical narrative with a set of delightful photos, writes Mohit Aggarwal.

10 June, 2017
BOB, bibliophile, Bibliophiles of Bombay, Humans of New York, B3C, Book Club, Bombay Chapter

‘It’s nice to meet someone who is reading the same book’

Books By Bulbul Sharma

Nirav Mehta’s online book club is hugely popular among book lovers in Mumbai. It works on the principle of facilitating literary conversations among like-minded readers, writes Bulbul Sharma.

10 June, 2017
Why Gandhi Still Matters: An Appraisal Of The Mahatma’s Legacy, Rajmohan Gandhi, Aleph Book Company, Mahatama Gandhi, Manusmriti, Dalit equality, Hind Swaraj

Book Review: A critical analysis of Gandhi’s legacy in the modern world

Books By Anshika Ravi

A new book by Rajmohan Gandhi weighs the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in the contexts of modern society and politics, re-establishing him as a thinker of great relevance, writes Anshika Ravi.

3 June, 2017
Will For Children, Kailash Satyarthi, Prabhat Prakashan, stories of children, Baby Durgas, Malala Yousafzai

Book Review: Satyarthi writes an open letter to the guardians of children

Books By RENÉE RANCHAN

In Will For Children, Kailash Satyarthi narrates some gut-wrenching stories of children who suffered abuse and torture, calling for a global child protection campaign, writes Renée Ranchan.

27 May, 2017
The Anonymous Writer, TEDxBITSathy, TAW, standup poetry, Abhijit Chakraborty , Facebook page

From the anonymity of Facebook to the top rungs of TEDx celebrity

Books By Bhumika Khatri

From a man who hardly had any idea about his future and now the face behind one of the first literary pages on Facebook, named “The Anonymous Writer”, Abhijit Chakraborty is inspiring many young writers through his journey. He recently shared his story at TEDxBITSathy.

20 May, 2017
Sachin Tendulkar, Devendra Prabhudesai, Hero, ODI, Indian cricket, Kapil Dev, Rupa Publications

Grand spectacle, little master

Books By Devendra Prabhudesai

Cricket lovers would have no qualms in stating that Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman of all time. When he stepped out into the middle and connected bat with ball, spectators were left enthralled, to the extent of registering the moment as a religious experience. In Hero, a new biography of Tendulkar written by Devendra Prabhudesai, we witness several such moments and look at the making of the world’s finest cricketer. An excerpt.

20 May, 2017
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