Utpal Kumar

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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...

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In India Luxury is the most misused and misunderstood word: Designer Ritu Beri

Often called the “First Lady of Indian fashion”, Ritu Beri has come a long way since she launched her own...

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An idea whose time has finally arrived

It’s a story that must be told again and again. For a nation that puts “artha” and “kama” along with...

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Tharoor’s latest is not a book, but a Congress pamphlet on PM Modi

Tharoor’s failure to look at Narendra Modi dispassionately makes it his weakest book in recent times.   With a book...

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India’s forgotten soldiers who gained glory in the Great War

Over a million soldiers who fought on Britain’s side in the First World War were recruited from India. Yet the...