Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Book Excerpts

Vinod Rai and Manmohan Singh
In his book 'Not Just An Accountant', then CAG Vinod Rai has written that Manmohan Singh was aware of the wrongdoings of A Raja but chose to remain silent.
Indian batsmen helmet | Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about his friendship with Manoj Prabhakar and how the all-rounder failed a test of integrity.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata, 1996 | Getty
In this except from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about one of India's most controversial matches ever and debunks some conspiracy theories.
Sanjay Manjrekar (L) Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India, Younis Khan of Pakistan and match referee Roshan Mahanama at the coin toss beforeThe ICC Champions Trophy Group A Match between India and Pakistan on September 26, 2009 at The Supersport Stadium in Centurion, South Africa.
In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect' Sanjay Manjrekar talks about the controversial incident in which former Australian cricketer Dean Jones called South African batsman Hashim Amla a terrorist.
Sanjay Manjrekar
Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar bares his struggles, frailties, and personal issues with his illustrious father, Vijay Manjrekar.
A photo of former CAG Vinod Rai
In this excerpt from his book titled 'Not Just An Accountant', former CAG Vinod Rai writes about how the auditor came up with the number and its consequences. 
China's India war
A new book attempts to dispel the notion that India was the provocateur in the 1962 war with China. 'China's India War' by Bertil Lintner says that China had caught India by surprise and it had a simple objective.
Bajrang Dal
In 2003, Hindu groups laid siege to a dargah in Karnataka, calling it the Ayodhya of South. Here is what Gauri Lankesh wrote about it on 3 December 2003 in Lankesh Patrike.
The new wealth of nations
In his latest book titled 'The New Wealth of Nations', Bhalla explains how a universal income for the poor is a welfare system whose time may have come across the world.
Shashi Kapoor in a screengrab from a song
Shashi Kapoor, the luminous, talented, dimpled and twinkle-eyed charmer of Indian cinema, died at the age of 79 after a prolonged period of immobility and fragile health.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.