Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: books

‘Screw it, we’ll do it’: This is how Flipkart decided to sell phones online

Flipkart’s mobile phones category went live in early 2010. The first order came in shortly.

Why vinyl records, paper books and glossy magazines will never go away

The effect of psychological ownership will always trump technology -- it’s hard for people to feel they own something they can’t physically touch.

‘War & Peace in Junglemahal’ editor is scared, fears police action after Bombay HC row

Biswajit Roy, the senior journalist who edited the book that was questioned by a Bombay HC judge, says his 'War & peace...' criticised Naxal violence.

Daryaganj Sunday book market is gone. Court wins, Delhi loses

Delhi High Court ordered closure of the capital's favourite book market citing traffic impediments in July, leaving book lovers, vendors and students in despair.

HRD minister ‘Nishank’ has written 44 books — high on patriotism, ‘low on literary value’

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has written novels, self-help books, and even poetry. Several of them were published between 2009 & 2011, when he was Uttarakhand CM.

Are online streaming channels eating into our reading habits?

With streaming platforms like Netflix and Hotstar offering a variety of content, millennials are taking to them for more than just entertainment. Some even...

How to ace the Jaipur lit fest exam like a Delhi Khan Market pro

You want to get a writer’s attention? Don’t say I loved your book.

5 books Shashi Tharoor thinks journalists should write before BJP loses 2019

The pleasures of literature, after all, outweigh the joys of journalism.

5 books Shashi Tharoor must write after Congress loses 2019

The prolific author-politician has been missing the woods for the trees.

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on the three books she says shaped her

The Congress MP and former minister spoke to ThePrint about the books and authors who have had an impact on her life.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.