Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: books

Nehru sent Indira as a ‘gift to the children of Japan’. She stayed in Tokyo’s Ueno zoo

In ‘Orienting: An Indian In Japan' journalist Pallavi Aiyar explores the various facets of Japanese culture and the common history between the two counties.

8 books that should be on every reading list in 2021

Poetry, short stories, science fiction and humour — here are the best books to read in 2021.

Why it’s so easy for Modi to appropriate Tagore — or anyone

Our icons are just that, familiar visual images, because Indians don’t read.

This surprise ‘bestseller’ at new Singhu Border book stall has sold 62 copies in 3 days

Farmers and protesters camping at the border frequent this book stall where free pamphlets, detailing the contentious laws and the govt's stance, are also distributed.

Five 2020 books that explain the world

Daniel Yergin's 'The New Map...' should be mandatory reading for Joe Biden’s team. And read Christopher Buckley’s 'Make Russia Great Again', a Trump memoir that's not unfunny.

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.

The 10 best books we read this year

Books are what got us through this pandemic. Here’s our pick of the top 10 non-fiction titles in English this year.

Penguin, Bloomsbury, Juggernaut can wait—Twitter is the new fiction publisher

Indians are writing stories on Twitter. In case you can’t sit through a 500-page novel

The books used as evidence for sedition charges against Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi & others

Sharjeel Imam's arrest is not the first example where literary works have been presented as evidence by the police or judiciary to frame charges against an accused.

Coronavirus is teaching me what I can’t do online

Even in today’s world of virtual everything, not every vital piece of data can be found online because too much of it is locked down in closed libraries and socially-distanced minds.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.