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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

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Sep 21, 2018 20:24
Sharmila Sen’s family moved to the US in the 1980s and she spent much of her early life there attempting to pass as white. Her book is the story of discovering that ‘not-whiteness’ can be what makes one American. In this excerpt she uncovers Indian American... read more
Sep 07, 2018 20:51
In this excerpt from her book that presents ideas on using sixty Indian ingredients to achieve natural beauty, the author talks about beauty being more than skin deep and presents the goodness of traditional Indian herbs like tulsi and saffron read more
Aug 24, 2018 19:21
Who do you rely on, in an ever-changing world? How much scepticism is enough? An exclusive excerpt from the chapter on education. read more
Aug 17, 2018 23:24
Nur Jahan was the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. Unlike his other wives, she ruled the vast Mughal empire alongside him. This excerpt from Ruby Lal’s biography of the Empress reveals some of the traits that endeared her to... read more
Aug 03, 2018 20:27
In this exclusive first excerpt from Asad Durrani’s new book, the former ISI chief writes frankly about Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto read more
Aug 02, 2018 18:38
How do you come to believe that the stressful situation will ultimately turn out to be to your advantage? read more
Jul 20, 2018 23:43
Our minds and bodies change constantly. This excerpt from a book that charts human transformations looks at tattooing read more
Jul 20, 2018 22:43
While Alamgir was not famous across India, Runa Laila was wildly popular in the 1970s and her songs continue to fascinate. A look at these pioneers of Pakistani Pop read more
Jul 18, 2018 17:03
Actor Priyanka Chopra is an international artist. On her birthday today, Jul 18, here are a few excerpts from Aseem Chhabra’s Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story of a Global Bollywood Star — an unauthorised biography. Including the one when she confirmed... read more
Jul 13, 2018 17:25
This excerpt from former RA&W chief Vikram Sood’s The Unending Game gives an insight into the funding of terrorist organizations deployed by Pakistan against India read more
Jul 06, 2018 22:22
Hair has been a marker of sexual attractiveness in India across gender and religions. This edited excerpt looks at the history of hairy desire in the country read more
Jul 06, 2018 19:25
In this excerpt from India Moving, author Chinmay Tumbe looks at the largest and longest non-coerced migration stream for work in documented history read more
Jun 29, 2018 21:31
In the author’s note to her book, which minutely examines the stories of three couples from Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock writes of her working method and of wanting to understand how these marriages worked read more
Jun 22, 2018 23:08
This horrifying and moving excerpt documents how the CPI(M) and the RSS are caught in a vicious cycle of retributive violence in north Kerala read more