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No one can resist a good read. At the Racecourse, Bombay, 1974.(Jagdish Agarwal/Getty Images)

HT reviewers pick the best books they’ve read in 2019

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The list includes short stories, novellas, science writing, memoirs, and fiction that examines feudalism, patriarchy, fanaticism, marriage, and identity
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Doodles: Zooming through the three balconies of leadership moments and learnings.(Getty Images)
Doodles: Zooming through the three balconies of leadership moments and learnings.(Getty Images)

Review: Doodles on Leadership by R Gopalakrishnan

By Sujoy Gupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Doodles on Leadership by R Gopalakrishnan is an innovative contribution to Indian management literature
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(Imaging: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
(Imaging: Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Humour: Comic book relief

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:17 AM IST
From Jughead to Snoopy, there’s so much more to comics than superheroes
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Union home minister, Amit Shah, during the Lok Sabha discussion on the resolution to revoke Article 370, New Delhi, August 6(PTI Photo)
Union home minister, Amit Shah, during the Lok Sabha discussion on the resolution to revoke Article 370, New Delhi, August 6(PTI Photo)

Opinion | How the British see the dilution of Article 370

UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment the Modi government created in the Valley before and after it acted
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The BJP has long felt that the nation-building project in India is incomplete, with too may fragments. This is why it has always had a strong self-definition as a “nationalist party”.(AP Photo)
The BJP has long felt that the nation-building project in India is incomplete, with too may fragments. This is why it has always had a strong self-definition as a “nationalist party”.(AP Photo)

The meaning of PM Modi’s ‘one nation’ push

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:23 PM IST
As PM Modi continues to push this ideological world view through policies, laws and actions, it must be done within a democratic framework, and in close consultation with all political stakeholders and citizens at large
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Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie charms a snake with his trumpet during a trip to Karachi in 1956. “Pakistanis and cobra found him irresistible,” says the original caption.(Bettmann Archive)
Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie charms a snake with his trumpet during a trip to Karachi in 1956. “Pakistanis and cobra found him irresistible,” says the original caption.(Bettmann Archive)

Review: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by HM Naqvi

By Vivek Menezes | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 04:38 PM IST
Part-farce, part-lament, at turns scholarly and satirical, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is fiction as an act of retrieval, as world view
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Jabya, a Dalit boy, falls in love with Shalu, an upper caste girl in Fandry (2013), a film by director Nagraj Manjule.
Jabya, a Dalit boy, falls in love with Shalu, an upper caste girl in Fandry (2013), a film by director Nagraj Manjule.

Review: Broken Man-In search of Homeland

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Loknath Yashwant’s poetry talks of caste but critiques the Dalit middle class too
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s president Xi Jinping in Wuhan’s East Lake, April 28, 2018(File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s president Xi Jinping in Wuhan’s East Lake, April 28, 2018(File photo)

A duet, not a duel: China’s world view has evolved

By Wang Yi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:44 AM IST
In 2018, China achieved all-round improvement and growth of our relations with neighbouring countries, especially with India.
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Darren Aronofsky is undoubtedly one of the most disrupting, if disturbing voices in world cinema today(Getty images)
Darren Aronofsky is undoubtedly one of the most disrupting, if disturbing voices in world cinema today(Getty images)

Anatomy of violence: The Darren Aronofsky interview

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 12:11 AM IST
The director of Mother!, one of the most heart-wrenching films in recent times, says that he in fact hates violence
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Devdutt Pattanaik prefer fans focusing on his work rather than on him
Devdutt Pattanaik prefer fans focusing on his work rather than on him

Interview: Devdutt Pattanaik“ Facts are everybody’s truth. Fiction is nobody’s truth. Myths are somebody’s truth”

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Five quick questions with India’s best-selling mythological storyteller
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Naa Nuvve movie review: Tamannaah and Kalyanram film lacks conviction.
Naa Nuvve movie review: Tamannaah and Kalyanram film lacks conviction.

Naa Nuvve movie review: The silliness of Tamannaah, Nandamuri Kalyanram film is no coincidence

By Priyanka Sundar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 03:33 PM IST
Naa Nuvve movie review: Tamannaah and Nandamuri Kalyanram starrer is about destiny bringing together people meant to be together.
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