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The Man Who Became King

An enjoyable analysis of Narendra Modi’s winning election campaign last year.


A City Has Many Names

The 12 chosen individuals represent a wide spectrum of predicaments and aspirations.

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The Doctor Won’t See You Now

It is the pathetic state of the public health system that hits you in the gut, as you read this book.

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Life in a Concrete Jungle

A well-researched sociology of Delhi, where people have learnt to live in the ruins with hope, knowing full well their own contribution to the ruin.

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The Odds are Even

Cricket’s glorious uncertainties are rendered somewhat predictable through some unorthodox data crunching.

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Standing at Ease

A crucial book explores why India has successfully managed to keep the military out of democratic politics.


Sea is the hero and the villain in Manveen S Anand’s crime thriller

The book is engaging in parts; though the plot looks predictable in the beginning, you can never guess what happens towards the end.


Girls Don’t Cry

But somewhere between the crisis and its resolution, the book loses its plot.


A Fine Pulp

The writing is as pedestrian as the streets of Delhi of which the author is so cynical about.


Out of Frame

A debut attempt at a hard-boiled thriller is derailed by its slack pace and unimaginative denouement


The Author as an Essayist

In Mohsin Hamid the essayist, we find a more inward-looking voice, as if he’s testing some thoughts out as he writes.


Anything is Possible

Neil Gaiman’s new collection leads you on a trail of possibilities, and there is darkness on the way.


The Rebel Time Forgot

In recovering the life of an Indian suffragette, this biography is not political enough.


Notes from a Divided Land

Ilina Sen’s memoir of her days in Chhattisgarh does not quite bring to life the interesting times she has lived through.


Make it New

A survey of Sanskrit kavya explores its vitality and continuous change. If only it had been less pedantic in style.