Utpal Kumar

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament in New Delhi on July 18, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

How Amitbhai became the Shah of Indian politics

The book is a first real insight into the man who took the nation by storm in 2014 and has...

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‘Religion and liberalism go together in our culture’

Through his series of bestselling books, Amish has reintroduced India’s ancient epics into the cultural mainstream. He speaks to Utpal Kumar...

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Khadi commission creates jobs, fights terrorism and pollution

New Delhi: From being seen as a fabric of Gandhian austerity to being a fashionably cool stuff, khadi has come...

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‘Rahul will continue to guide the party along with new president’

Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid speaks to The Sunday Guardian.   New Delhi: “You are asking...

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Shah cracks the whip, but Hurriyat isn’t complaining

Separatist groups led by Hurriyat refused to give a shutdown call for the first time in the past three decades....

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BJP’s move on triple talaq ban stumps Congress leadership

New Delhi: If the enthusiasm with which the BJP pushed the triple talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha on last...

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Chaos, crises and uncanny possibilities of Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh’s latest novel Gun Island straddles the past and the present, while pointing towards an uncertain future shaped by...

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Modi scores big on terror as Imran looks for cover

New Delhi: In his 1968 book, Asian Drama, based on his experiences in the subcontinent, Swedish Nobel Laureate, Gunnar Myrdal...

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Amit Shah gears up to crack the big Kashmir puzzle

New Delhi: When India got Independence in 1947, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), tucked in a right corner of...

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Goddess of generalisations fails Gandhi and Ambedkar

Roy’s book fails to grasp the complexities of the two gigantic characters. It leads to the unravelling of the superstructure...

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Forgotten massacre of Dalit refugees in communist Bengal

Book exposes the dark underbelly of the Left Front that ruled West Bengal for over three decades; it proves how...

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‘Nonfiction has to work within the confines of facts’

Crime writer S. Hussain Zaidi, who has written extensively about the nefarious activities of Mumbai’s criminal underworld, speaks to Utpal...

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Lalu’s last-ditch effort to regain lost halo

The author, to his credit, does reveal a few not-so-savoury moments and concedes mistakes, but those are far and few....

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100 years later: Wagner’s Jallianwala Bagh is a timely book

The author explores the great divide between the ruler and ruled and the simmering unease among the ordinary people.  ...

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Romila Thapar’s latest is old wine in a new, glossy bottle

The main shortcoming of the book is that it takes the old ideological convenience of selective amnesia.   New Delhi:...

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EVM hacking allegations are politically motivated: Former CEC Quraishi

‘All political parties, sadly, remain united in their opposition to electoral reforms. Abuse of money power in elections and campaign...

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2019 elections have become competitive: Ruchir Sharma

‘I believe there’s a 50:50 chance for both sides. It all depends on how well the Opposition gets united and...

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Who failed Dharmendra?

The book opens new vistas into the actor’s life, telling with anecdotal details how he was destined to be a...

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It’s a battle between Modi and 11 PM claimants: Hardeep Puri

‘Modi needs 10 more years to completely turn things around. By 2029, India would be a $10 trillion economy.’  ...

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NCERT books miss talking about India as terror victim

The political science books for Classes XI and XII don’t mention India while talking about terrorism.   NEW DELHI: It...

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‘Blame India’s Constitution for 1975 Emergency’

The author reminds readers that the President signed on the dotted lines to bring the nation under Emergency based on...

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Traditional wisdom as a storehouse of health hacks

Grandma’s remedies may be derided by the scientifically-minded naysayers, but according to a new book by Kavita Devgan, our tradition...

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Book Review: A fresh insight into Sikkim’s merger with India

The king’s American wife, Hope Cooke did very little to change the perception of her being a CIA agent. She...

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‘Nehru’s India helped China conquer Tibet’

Arpi comes up with an explosive revelation: that Nehru’s India supplied rice for the invading PLA troops in Tibet in...