Thursday, 1 December, 2022
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Topic: books

Take a walk on journey of existence with Acharya Prashant’s new book ‘Maya – I bow to thee, you cannot be overcome’

Published by Jaico Publishing House, the book takes us on a journey of exploring the spiritual and the philosophical world to understand our existence in accordance with Maya.

‘Legend, creative disruptor, statesman’ — how an entire genre of books has grown around PM Modi

At least two dozen books have been written about Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the past 8 years by ‘die-hard fans’, journalists, and scholars alike.

Why outdated book bans won’t protect your children

Attempts to ban books are frequently motivated by misapprehensions about how children consume and process literature.

Is the novel dying in India? Publishers chasing more and more non-fiction

There’s new enthusiasm among readers and publishers for fact, data, narrative, theory, and experiences. Fiction's time under the Indian sun might just be over.

Ambedkar’s London years to China through Indian eyes, 4 must-read books

Summer reading is an oddity in India. So, here's my late monsoon reading list.

Over 300 books, 2 rebirths later, iconic Tamil author Jeyamohan says translations are strange

Iconic Tamil writer who rejected the Padma Shri is making a big comeback with 'Stories of The True'—his first collection of translated English short stories.

‘Literature isn’t a samosa’ – Geetanjali Shree says Tomb of Sand celebrates older women, words

In a discussion in Delhi, International Booker-winner Geetanjali Shree says her book celebrates women and their lust for life, Partition is only a binder.

Everyone wants to be an IAS officer. But retired IFS officers write much better books

Retired IAS officers write mainly about their exploits when in service. IFS officers write more about issues and context of their work, while also straying into unrelated fields.

Men outnumber women 4:1 in literature. Book character gender gap matters

The cumulative effect of unconscious gender bias in books can contribute to the gender pay gap and fewer women being in leadership positions.

It is France; It is India! New book celebrates both countries through powerful photographs

Top Indian photographer Raghu Rai has collaborated with French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain to bring out the book, ‘To France in India’.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.