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‘The Story of a Brief Marriage’ depicts the Sri Lankan Civil War through the lens of the mortal human body

Arudpragasam shows human perseverance and the depth of the mundane. Excreting, touching, eating, sleeping or the lack of it forms the backbone of the novel.

‘In the Jungles of the Night’ reanimates Jim Corbett in the hills of Kumaon

The book is a compelling fictional account of Jim Corbett's life doing justice to the legendary naturalist and conservationist of Nainital.

‘The Living’ is a narrative of loss, of memorisation, and of nostalgia

The Living’ narrates stories of two lives in different ends of the world, tied together in a novel by ‘shoes.’

Rajdeep Sardesai’s ‘Democracy’s XI’: More fan mail than a nuanced book on cricket

Sardesai says his book is a personal choice of 11 individuals who have shaped Indian cricket. But it fails as a chronicle of cricket and its practitioners.

‘Loyal Stalkers’: A captivating read with lively conversations and subtle humour

Chimmi Tenduf-La has, yet again, managed to make the conventional seem anomalous.   “In Colombo, everyone knows everyone and no one can hide,” certainly stands...

About falling in love, growing up, experiencing life and mental illness

Turtles All The Way Down is cautious, careful, and apprehensive. At no point, however, does the novel romanticise mental illness. We live in a time...

Controversy borne out of Tehelka sting op had no substance in it: Jaya Jaitly

Jaitly who was also seen in the tape talking to some ‘business people’ says she had no idea that the conversation was about defence deals.

‘The Consolidators’ book review: Entrepreneurs who turned their silver spoons gold

Author Prince Mathews Thomas narrates stories of successful second-generation entrepreneurs who grew the family businesses they inherited.

Fighting Like Animals: A Review of Omar El Akkad’s American War

'American War' is a dystopian novel about America that begins with an unfolding age of horror which ultimately turns hollow. 

B.N. Goswamy brings to life elusive Pahari painter Manaku of Guler

From scarce documents, archives, and works scattered around the world B.N. Goswamy writes about Pahari painter Manaku of Guler, an artist of formidable talent.

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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