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Stop Everest obsession, Himalayas are vulnerable — British historian urges in new book

At the launch of his book on the Himalayas in Delhi, John Keay spoke of demon worship, mystical encounters and Europeans who didn’t understand local culture.

New book on IAS officer Gajendra Haldea, father of infra PPP who played table tennis with stars

The launch of a book about the late Gajendra Haldea saw an outpouring of love for both the man and his contributions to the country

AS Dulat, scotch, poetry and romance—celebrating the shadowy world of a spy

Guests at the book launch, Farooq Abdullah and Kamal Nath, took the opportunity to remind the ruling party of the 'India outside Delhi.'

‘Leave rewriting history to historians’ – says Swapna Liddle at her book launch

Swapna Liddle’s The Broken Script examines the state of Delhi from 1803-1857–a time when the two regimes overlapped–and the trauma left behind by the revolt.

New book tells ‘other’ side of Independence history. Amit Shah says everyone must accept it

The who’s who of Lutyens’ Delhi had gathered for Sanjeev Sanyal's book launch. The guest list included Suman Bery, Navika Kumar and Uday Mahurkar.

‘Tales from 15th Finance Commission’ book launch was less on policy, more on Bharat Darshan

Apart from Commission members, the panel at the book launch also had Sushil Kumar Modi, Manpreet Singh Badal and Palanivel Thiagarajan.

Hridayesh Joshi’s Aitken ka Himalaya — ‘books are not translated, they find translators’

At the Press Club of India, it wasn't the author Bill Aitken launching his book 'Footloose in the Himalaya' but Hridayesh Joshi opening the pages of his first translated book.

Chanakya’s existence, Ashoka’s politics—new book has stories and counter-stories on Mauryas

Devika Rangachari’s book straddles the famous Mauryan empire, bookended by the most popular Mauryans: Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka.

4 tents, 9 men, one dog—How 2013 brought back border conflict between India and China

In 'Understanding the India-China Border: The Enduring Threat of War in the High Himalayas,’ Manoj Joshi unpacks what is happening on the India-China border and the implications for the future.

Marx, movies, memories—Saeed Mirza’s book on Kundan Shah, rats and the conspiracy of silence

Launched at an event in Delhi this Saturday, ‘I Know the Psychology of Rats’ is Saeed Mirza’s ode to his beloved friend and filmmaker, Kundan Shah.

On Camera


US-led banking crisis travelled from Europe to Asia, showed how fragile...

US banks foster a crisis. Next thing we know, the global banking sector and stock markets are locked in a panic room.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das

India’s banking system is well-supervised, remains stable & resilient, says RBI...

The central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said the RBI's off-site supervision of Indian banks has become more frequent and stringent over the past few years.


Defence minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: PTI

Made-in-India ATAGS, BrahMos, choppers: Modi govt clears defence acquisitions worth Rs...

Defence ministry gives nod for capital acquisition under new category of Buy Indian-IDDM. HAL emerges big winner as Navy proposals constitute more than Rs 56,000 cr.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.