Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: book excerpt

Jamkhed was a picture of death—until these two doctors showed up

In 'Anchoring Change,' Vikram Singh Mehta, Neelima Khetan and Jayapadma RV explore 75 years of grassroots interventions that made a difference.

‘I’m telling you, you’ll burn’ – How Marathi writer Lakshmibai was tortured by her in-laws

‘Smritichitre’ by Lakshmibai Tilak was first published in Marathi in 1934 and was an instant hit. It talked about her complex marriage and her fight against caste.

Agyeya wanted to publish a Nehru-at-60 journal. Indian and global writers told him this

In ‘Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many lives of Agyeya’, Akshaya Mukul talks about Agyeya, the pioneer of experimentalism in modern Hindi literature.

English in taste, Indian at heart—JC Bose was nationalist first, scientist later

In ‘Unsung Genius: A Life of Jagadish Chandra Bose’, Kunal Ghosh paints a striking portrait of Bose—a patriot with a flair for invention.

How Krishnan Nair gave world ‘Made in India’ with ‘Bleeding Madras’ cotton, a US sensation

In 'Capture the Dream', Karkaria talks about Krishnan Nair—Leela hotels founder who became a sensation with his 'Bleeding Madras' fabric.

Why Rahul Dravid flipped seeing Suresh Raina wearing an FCUK T-shirt in Malaysia

In his book 'Believe', retired Indian cricketer Suresh Raina writes with Bharat Sundaresan that he never feared anyone more than Rahul Dravid on and off the cricket field.

You can’t change your boss, but you can change yourself: How to prevent workplace burnout

Being cynical about work, coming to office tired in the morning, and not being fully ‘present’ during discussions. Are you one of those people?

How the golden era of Kathak began during the Mughal rule under Akbar

The devotional Kathak dancers of temples became the entertainers in Mughal courts with lavish costumes, refined movement and rhythmic vocabulary, and technical genius.

Day after Jallianwala incident, Col Dyer blamed it on Indians & turned Amritsar into a jail

Col Dyer had tasted blood and realised that the more he humiliated the Indians, the more his stock rose with the British.

Why Lutyens’ neighbourhoods like Khan Market are way more inclusive than you think

The bungalows of New Delhi do house a political and social elite, but the neighbourhood they live in is still much more inclusive than, say, gated apartment complexes.

On Camera

YourTurn

The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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