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Feb 23, 2018
The Miss India Murders: Read an excerpt from Gauri Sinh's whodunit, set in the world of beauty pageantsRead an excerpt from Gauri Sinh's The Miss India Murders, where a model is found dead on the ramp, moments after she has walked on it with much grace | #FirstCulture
Feb 15, 2018
Death at the Durbar: Maharaja-sleuth Sikander Singh finds himself summoned to solve a murderThe man who has summoned Sikander Singh knows about his love for Sufi poet Farid. Read the third excerpt from Death at the Durbar to know who it may be | #FirstCulture
Feb 14, 2018
Death at the Durbar: Maharaja-sleuth Sikander Singh's quiet night is interrupted by unexpected guestsWhat are guards doing at Maharaja Sikander's house so late in the night? Read part two of Death at the Durbar's first chapter to know | #FirstCulture
Feb 13, 2018
Death at the Durbar: Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's book on a Maharaja-sleuth, who solves murdersIn part 1 of the first chapter of Arjun Raj Gaind's Death at the Durbar, a visibly bored Maharaja Sikander Singh finds himself in the company of strangers who will make a request | #FirstCulture
Jan 03, 2018
Book excerpt: How India fought a spiteful Durban pitch, venomous South African pace quartet in 2010 for one of their greatest winsAs India, the world’s number one Test team, embark on their tour of South Africa, they will seek their first-ever series win in that country. It is perhaps a perfect time to recall one of India's greatest Test victories - one of only two Tests India have won in South Africa. Exactly seven years ago, Dhoni's team retained their No 1 ranking by drawing the series 1-1 after this terrific win. Will Virat Kohli's team achieve a series win this time in South Africa? That will be a feat that no other Indian team has ever achieved before.
Oct 20, 2016
Book excerpt: How bulls, bears & other beasts play the Indian stock marketInside story of how Lala and Old Fox hammered away an energy stock
Oct 17, 2016
'Churchill and Gandhi were never going to be friends': Walter ReidIn his new book Historian Walter Reid offers another glimpse into the long explored and considered role of the Empire in shaping India’s colonial history. In this extract from the chapter titled ‘Looking Behind Churchill’s Words’, Reid argues that one of the few faults that Winston Churchill had, were found in his treatment of India.
Jul 29, 2016
Book excerpt: In India, a tangled maze of corporate-politician nexus and corruptionWhen you attempt to unmask the appalling double games of the people that run India and drive its economy, and put together evidence of their duplicity, they will deploy ingenious methods to silence you
Jul 22, 2016
There is no grand conspiracy to call India intolerant: ‘Words Matter: Writings against Silence’In this excerpt from his essay ‘In Search of Tolerance’ Salil Tripathi writes on why tolerance is a necessity and not just a virtue.
Jul 06, 2016
Emotions or opinions cannot be stifled by legislation: ‘On Nationalism’In this extract from his essay ‘Nationalism and its contemporary discontents in India’ lawyer and historian AG Noorani talks about the roots of sedition