Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

The history of independent India told through Bollywood songs

In Note by Note – The India Story 1947-2017, the authors weave an engaging narrative around history by picking one song from each year.

‘Humans – A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up’: A book that makes you laugh & think

Tom Phillips’s book makes you ponder beyond rhetoric, while lunatic, eccentric characters from history keep you entertained.

Decoding the idea of ‘azadi’ in Kashmir

In his new book, David Devdas collates and analyses different responses of people living in the Valley and puts the rise of new militancy in context. Among t...

Taberez Neyazi’s book traces Hindi media’s journey from an also-ran to a potent force

Taberez Ahmed Neyazi’s new book traces the journey of the Hindi media post-independence, and shows how they adapted to socio-political stimuli.

A magical insight into the world of Indian jadoo

John Zubrzycki’s Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns is meticulously researched and crisply narrated, and will charm magic aficionados and lay readers alike.

How Facebook destroys privacy, undermines democracy & helps raise a surveillance state

In ‘Antisocial Media’, Siva Vaidhyanathan tries to untangle the complex web of social networks, even as they gain increasing control over our lives and polity.