Utpal Kumar

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Nehru’s Balochistan blooper was as disastrous as his Himalayan blunder

‘Maybe the Nehru government failed to comprehend the strategic significance of an independent Balochistan’.     New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru’s Balochistan...

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There’s a case for temple in Ayodhya but not at mosque’s cost: Tharoor

New Delhi: When senior Congress leader and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor came out with the book, Why I am...

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Private lives of the British Empire’s power couple

British author Andrew Lownie has written a joint biography of the distinguished and controversial Mountbatten couple. He speaks to Utpal...

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Still stand by CAG finding of Rs 1.76L cr loss in 2G auction: Vinod Rai

The then CAG of India has accused the CBI of not doing enough to prove the charges.     New...

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Dalrymple’s Anarchy shows where our historians have gone wrong

New Delhi: In 1835, when Lord Macaulay talked about creating a class of persons “Indian in blood and colour, but...

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KVIC helps boost India’s honey exports

Its efforts to improve the state of beekeeping have helped increase the volume of honey exports from 29.6 to 51.5...

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Why Kashmir needed azaadi from Article 370

The article of faith for religious and liberal fanatics has fanned Muslim extremism, victimhood and alienation in the garb of...

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Why Left and liberals are not right about Indian Right

New Delhi: Sir Jadunath Sarkar in his seminal book, Shivaji and His Times, recalled Jahangir as “flattering himself that he...

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...