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Why letter-writing still holds relevance in this day and age | books | watch out for

Why letter-writing still holds relevance in this day and age | books | watch out for

We live in an age when technology drives most of what we do in our day-to-day lives. And blessed as we are with tech boons such as smartphones and instant messaging applications, the subtle art of writing letter may seem outdated. But when it comes to giving expression to your ...

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Challenge to pluralism – Frontline

Challenge to pluralism - Frontline

“MY son Junaid was too young to understand that he should not have worn a skullcap,” his mother, Saira Begum, lamented. A little earlier, Junaid had been murdered in what became a ghastly public spectacle of a 16-year-old’s lynching aboard a train near Delhi. The activist Harsh Mander along with ...

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Seminar – Frontline

Seminar - Frontline

“I still say forget the seminar. It’s beyond us,” he said, peering through his thick spectacles. “Get out of it right now. It will look a bit awkward, but that doesn’t matter. We can put up with it. Let’s face it. We aren’t in a position to organise an entire ...

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Comparing notes | Book review

Comparing notes | Book review

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated in May 2017 that the income tax department had sent notices to 18 lakh people whose cash deposits during the demonetisation period were not tallying with their tax profile. Transactions of more than three lakh registered companies were investigated; 37,000 shell companies involved in ...

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Review: Style of India walks us through the dressing traditions in India from the Vedic Age till now | books | reviews

Review: Style of India walks us through the dressing traditions in India from the Vedic Age till now | books | reviews

The material culture of dress in India has never been addressed with such a vast sweep, in such a fresh and simplistic way, visually and textually, ranging from ancient temple sculpture to modern cinema and contemporary fashion design. Author Geeta Khanna draws inspiration from many corners of Indian civilisation like ...

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Musician Jeff Tweedy displays sense of humour in his memoir | books | reviews

Musician Jeff Tweedy displays sense of humour in his memoir | books | reviews

In his memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter.His lyrics can be serious or lighthearted, melancholy or hopeful, and sometimes nonsensical, but his memoir is ...

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New book titled The Made In India Manager reveals what makes Indian managers a hit worldwide | books

New book titled The Made In India Manager reveals what makes Indian managers a hit worldwide | books

With the success of Satya Nadella at Microsoft, Sundar Pichai at Google, Indira Nooyi at PepsiCo and others of their ilk, stories of Indian managers making it big overseas is now less surprising news for people back in India. But, ask the question what makes the Indian professionals such a ...

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Book review: The Indian Empire At War | books

Book review: The Indian Empire At War | books

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa, resulting in the death of millions of hapless soldiers who became unwitting pawns in the great global ...

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Review: The Town That Laughed by Manu Bhattathiri | books | reviews

Review: The Town That Laughed by Manu Bhattathiri | books | reviews

262pp, Rs 599, There is something supremely seductive about a story that confines itself to one village because of the small grandeur of the everyday that it opens up. Given how impersonal and atomised our urban lives tend to be, with gadgets and texting for company on most days, The ...

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Excerpt: City of My Heart by Rana Safvi | books | excerpts

Excerpt: City of My Heart by Rana Safvi | books | excerpts

246pp, Rs 499 The Princes Get Dragged through the Market This Dehli, the heart of India, its capital, was flourishing, and when the flame of the Mughals began to flicker, and the empire was teetering on the precipice of destruction, the first change to be noticed was in the lifestyle ...

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