Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: bookworm

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.

How a 40-day dharna over minimum wages in Rajasthan resulted in the RTI Act

A new book titled ‘The RTI Story: Power to the People’ by Aruna Roy chronicles how the simple act of demanding minimum wages became a struggle for the ‘right to know’.

How Directorate S, ISI’s most diabolical branch, outsmarted US in Kabul, continued subverting India

Steve Coll’s 'Directorate S' is about how ISI was allowed to succeed in blocking the United States’ efforts to impose a stable, democratic order in Afghanistan.

We That Are Young: A modern-day Shakespearean tragedy

Preti Taneja’s debut novel 'We That Are Young' is a perfect cocktail of well-etched Shakespearean characters in contemporary India.

No Songs for Silence: A Review of Gulzar’s ‘Two’

In Two, Gulzar carves the facts of the partition to its bare bones in a masterpiece stoic prose

‘Loyal Stalkers’: A captivating read with lively conversations and subtle humour

Chimmi Tenduf-La has, yet again, managed to make the conventional seem anomalous.   “In Colombo, everyone knows everyone and no one can hide,” certainly stands...

About falling in love, growing up, experiencing life and mental illness

Turtles All The Way Down is cautious, careful, and apprehensive. At no point, however, does the novel romanticise mental illness. We live in a time...

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.