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Book Excerpts

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.

Sanjay Manjrekar on the dangers of using ‘locker room’ banter during cricket commentary

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

Sanjay Manjrekar on his legendary father Vijay: A disturbed, frustrated and angry man

Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar bares his struggles, frailties, and personal issues with his illustrious father, Vijay Manjrekar.
A photo of former CAG Vinod Rai

2G spectrum allocation was a total bankruptcy of any pretence of morality: 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

China’s objective in the 1962 war was to teach India a lesson, says new book

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

Gauri Lankesh on when the Bajrang Dal wanted an Ayodhya in the south

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

PM Modi’s economic advisory panel member bats for universal basic income

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

I always had a soft spot for Shashi Kapoor, I remember his eyelashes: Sharmila Tagore

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.
The cover of former President Pranab Mukherjee's latest book titled 'Coalition Years'

Manmohan, Sonia, Chidambaram, Sibal, all opposed retrospective tax: Pranab Mukherjee

What foreign investors need is certainty in tax laws and not a tax-free environment, the former President and finance minister argues to justify his controversial tax decision.

On Camera

YourTurn

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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