Book Excerpts

Protests at the India Gate seeking justice for Nirbhaya
In this excerpt from her autobiography, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit explains why she stayed on despite the fallout of the controversial 2012 incident.
Fireworks at the grand finale of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games
Sheila Dikshit, in Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life, talks about the alleged irregularities surrounding the 'orphaned' Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.
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.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.