Book Excerpts

The Ghazipur landfill in eastern Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
In ‘Invertonomics’, Goonmeet Singh Chauhan identifies eight problems plaguing India & how they can be inverted to be looked at as economic opportunities.
A woman in New Delhi | Representational image | PTI
In ‘Nikah Halala’, Ziya Us Salam writes about how Halala was meant to keep men who have zero control at bay. But in India, it only serves to reduce women to chattel.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
In ‘Justice Frustrated’, Ajay Gupta writes about LIMBS, a web-based application that is creating efficiency & transparency in legal information management.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Operation Vijay to liberate Goa was all over in two days. However, great publicity was given to this ‘feat of arms’ with high-pitch political rhetoric and public adulation.
File photo | Raiwind Tablighi Markaz, Pakistan | Raiwind-Tableegi-Markaz/Facebook
In his book ‘Inside the Tablighi Jamaat’, Ziya Us Salaam writes about the Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan, and how it rose to political prominence under Nawaz Sharif.
Keiw Pow Chen’s ID card from Deoli Camp (Keiw Pow Chen’s name in the card is mispelled.) | Source: The Deoli Wallahs | Macmillan
In ‘The Deoli Wallahs’, Joy Ma and Dilip D’Souza write about the internment of Chinese-Indians, who had been living here for generations, in a camp in Rajasthan in 1962.
In 'The Death Script’, Ashutosh Bharadwaj writes about the dreams and delusions of the Naxalbari movement in India.
Manohar Parrikar
In ‘An Extraordinary Life’, Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar write about how Parrikar’s image as a transparent leader was undone by his media restrictions.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
In Jinnah: A Life, Yasser Latif Hamdani writes about how Jinnah often played the bridge between Hindus and Muslims.
In his book, ‘Getting Competitive’, industrialist R.C. Bharghav explains the challenges faced by the private sector.

On Camera

GPS, watch out. Here comes China with a better satellite navigation system

China has launched the final leg of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite system, or BDS, completing the build-out of a network that competes with US’ GPS and Europe’s Galileo.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.