Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: books

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.

Hindi publishers sold no books, fired no staff in lockdown. Now they plan for e-book future

No one is sure of the total losses the Hindi publishing industry suffered under lockdown. But demand has begun to recover through online sales & e-books.

‘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.

Mira Nair, Rahul Gandhi, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alia Bhatt — We now judge you by your bookshelf

Bookshelves are the greatest props in quarantine video calls. They give us a peep into the minds of coworkers, bosses, and celebrities in lockdown.

Bookstores are the kind of endangered species Covid-19 could nearly wipe out

A lot of people will understandably be uneasy about browsing through bookstores now because it increases the chances of catching the infection.

T20 to coronavirus to RSS — 6 books you need to read in self-quarantine

ThePrint with Penguin Random House India brings you the must-reads in March and April while self-isolating during the pandemic.

If you can read this headline, you can read a novel. Ignore your phone & do it

It’s not just readers raised in a digital-age who have difficulty with long-form text. Are you finding it difficult to stay with a novel? You are not alone.

To save the republic, India must read these books in 2020

To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Even if we dislike them, we must read Nehru, Tagore, and the Constitution to prepare for 2020.

On climate, impeachment and financial crime: What to read in 2020

Bloomberg Opinion columnists pick out their favourites and must-reads before 2020 arrives.

Best non fiction books of 2019 for contrarians and the curious

2019 was a good year for books that made one think — from Steven Strogatz's take on the powers of calculus to Tyler Kepner's account of the history of baseball.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.