Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBook review

Topic: Book review

Harish Mehta’s book shows why NASSCOM is a catalyst in India’s start-up world. It’s a treat

Thanks to the IT industry, India is no longer about wandering cows and fakirs. Harish Mehta's 'The Maverick Effect' tells that story.

Traditional book reviews are dead. ‘Bookstagrammers’ are killing it one post at a time

Photo captions, emoji and star ratings — millennials are disrupting book reviews on Instagram.

‘Too much government, too little governance’ — new book decodes India’s private republics

Shankkar Aiyar's The Gated Republic, by Harper Collins, will be released on 20 June on SoftCover, ThePrint’s new e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Gautam Gambhir has no personality or great records, just a lot of attitude: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi opens up about India-Pakistan rivalry on cricket field and his run-in with Gautam Gambhir in 2007 Asia Cup.

With a flick of his wrists, Virat Kohli turned his weakness into his biggest strength

Virat Kohli’s mainstay shot was a concern in his teen years when tall bowlers had begun to call him out LBW, making his coach furious.

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.

What we’re seeing under Narendra Modi is Hindutva 2.0

In ‘Secular States, Religious Politics’, Sumantra Bose explains how the BJP has replaced the political idiom of secularism with a powerful one of nationalism.

Boria Majumdar’s ‘Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians’ gives us no new answers

There are gaps aplenty in Boria Majumdar’s Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians, which should disappoint those looking for an insider’s perspective on Indian cricket.

Lawrence Freedman’s book shows that thinking about the future of war has its own history

‘The Future of War’ tracks diverse themes through the long arc of modern warfare from mid-19th century to the present – and of course the future.

With a touch of Marquez, a non-fiction fairy tale gives China’s people a voice

‘Becoming China: The Story Behind the State’ is an excellent starting point for someone wanting to move beyond a traditional, i.e. statist, understanding of China.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.