Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicNon-fiction

Topic: non-fiction

Reading to improve language skills? Focus on fiction, not non-fiction

The fact that narrative fiction, not expository non-fiction, helps us develop strong language skills has important implications for education policy.

Where Malgudi meets reality: New book brings fascinating quarantine stories from Kerala

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘Onam in a Nightie’ by Anjana Menon will be released on 27 January on ThePrint’s Softcover.

Our pick of top 10 books in 2021

2021 saw a variety of books being published as life crawled back to normal from the pandemic. These are our top picks.

New book by former EC Lavasa aims to disseminate ‘grounded wisdom’ of ordinary Indian lives

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation’ by Ashok Lavasa will be released on 31 July on ThePrint’s ‘Softcover’.

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.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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