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Enterprise and change – Frontline

Enterprise and change - Frontline

TEN years after it broke new ground in tracing the history and changing social profile of India’s business class, Harish Damodaran’s India‘s New Capitalists returns in an updated and revised edition. The book still makes for riveting reading and remains relevant to the changing times and circumstances.  The book, which won ...

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Climate change and human history

Climate change and human history

NATURE’S MUTINY How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present Philipp Blom Liveright Publishing 332 pages; $27.95 From around 1570 to 1710, temperatures in the earth’s Northern Hemisphere plunged by an average of about 2 degrees Celsius — roughly ...

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Why celebrate Women’s Day at all? IPS Esha Pandey gives her take | books | guest writers

Why celebrate Women’s Day at all? IPS Esha Pandey gives her take | books | guest writers

Should there just be a day dedicated to celebrate women? Well, should there be no day at all? Does celebrating Women’s Day (on March 8) make sense? Or is the day a commercial attempt by profiteers? Well, we can be on the either side of the fence or sit on ...

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Review: Rise of Saffron Power Edited by Mujibur Rehman | books | reviews

Review: Rise of Saffron Power Edited by Mujibur Rehman | books | reviews

398pp, Rs 1495; Routledge The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s political arc now firmly conjoins two remarkable eras: the one led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his deputy, LK Advani, and the other by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. These two phases, however, are not conjoined twins. They are neither defined ...

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HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week | books | ht picks

THE CASE FOR REASON VOLUME II BY NARENDRA DABHOLKAR, TRANSLATED BY SUMAN OAK 129pp, Rs 399; Westland Originally published in Marathi as Timiratuni Tejakade, rationalist and activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s magnum opus, The Case for Reason, is both a vision document for, and a chronicle of, the battle that he ...

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Review: Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels | books | reviews

Review: Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels | books | reviews

270pp, Rs 699; Pan Macmillan It’s been nothing but Stormy weather for President Donald Trump since she revealed details of their alleged relationship in March last year. Her interview with the American show 60 minutes had 22 million viewers — just in America. With over 10 books written about Trump’s ...

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Gabriel García Márquez in the eyes of those who knew him

Solitude & Company. The Life of Gabriel García Márquez Told With Help From His Friends, Family, Fans, Arguers, Fellow Pranksters, Drunks, and a Few Respectable Souls

The journalist Silvana Paternostro was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, the place where Gabriel García Márquez congregated with friends and fellow writers, several of whom became characters in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Paternostro had moved to the US as a teen before she grasped Márquez’s ...

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Exclusive Extract from ‘THE VERDICT’ by Prannoy Roy

Exclusive Extract from 'THE VERDICT' by Prannoy Roy

India’s pioneering psephologists Dr Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala provide some revelations in their latest book, The Verdict, and say that women might outvote men in 2019 despite millions being disenfranchised. Outlook brings you Exclusive Extracts: The Rise of Women Voters  In 1962, women’s turnout was 15 per cent lower than men’s ...

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Review: Sridevi: Queen of Hearts by Lalita Iyer | books | reviews

Review: Sridevi: Queen of Hearts by Lalita Iyer | books | reviews

165pp, Rs 399; Westland On 25 February 1983, Sridevi stole hearts with her first commercial Bollywood hit Himmatwala and, thereon, was at the top of her game for more than a decade, bagging the meatiest roles and doing the unthinkable – commanding the same price as the Badshah of Bollywood, ...

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Exclusive Extracts From ‘THE VERDICT’ By Prannoy Roy

Exclusive Extracts From 'THE VERDICT' By Prannoy Roy

India’s pioneering psephologists Dr Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala provide some revelations in their latest book, The Verdict, and say that EVMs have put an end to booth-capturing,  are hack and tamper-proof and give reasons for their belief. Outlook brings you Exclusive Extracts: End of Booth-Capturing We are now firmly in ...

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