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Babur led a life of remorse and tragedy, claims new book

American historian Stephen Dale goes to great lengths to uncover Babur the man and ruler, the strategist, and the patron of arts.

Filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s new book confronts the shaky façade of global politics

‘Memory in the Age of Amnesia’ echoes Mirza’s own 1984 film Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho. It is a rant as much as it is an argument, and is often uncomfortable.

There’s a lot to Pakistan beyond coups and fundamentalists. Raza Rumi chronicles it

Raza Rumi’s book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the artistic and cultural landscape of Pakistan.

Trade across LoC is way to India-Pakistan peace, argues new book

In 'Conflict Management in Kashmir', scholar Mahapatra says initial trade momentum which was disrupted by political barriers can change. With Imran Khan assuming power in Pakistan...

Upamanyu Chatterjee’s novella turns the lynching narrative into one of cold-blooded murder

The contrast is obvious and the impact ruthless in his new novella ‘Revenge Of The Non-Vegetarian’.

Nandita Haksar’s ‘The Flavours of Nationalism’ binds politics, class & gender with food

What starts out as a personal recount becomes a sharp & honest commentary on India’s culture.

‘RSS: 360°’ attempts to demystify Sangh but only reiterates it as lynchpin of BJP

Author Ratan Sharda conveniently omits that the RSS was never at the forefront of the independence movement, and kowtowed to the British govt.

Rana Safvi’s new book is a great way to discover Delhi’s historical treasures

Rana Safvi’s Forgotten Cities of Delhi is a handy addition to the popular literature on the capital’s rich, 1,500 years old history.

Abhinav Chandrachud’s book reinforces the premise that neutrality is a myth in judiciary

Written by Abhinav Chandrachud, the book explores the trajectory of dissenting opinions in judicial pronouncements among other issues. From judicial appointments and judicial pronouncements to...

Journalist Ullekh’s book has a possible antidote for political violence in Kannur

With his book Kannur: Inside India’s Bloodiest Revenge Politics, Ullekh N.P. seeks to debunk the claims of victimhood made by the main players of the current spell of conflict, the BJP/RSS and the CPI(M).

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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