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'Citizen Delhi- My Times, My Life': Sheila Dikshit's memoirs reveal challenges of serving Delhi with limited powers
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'Citizen Delhi- My Times, My Life': Sheila Dikshit's memoirs reveal challenges of serving Delhi with limited powers

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her autobiography reveals how she motivated her fellow MLAs to work for the people of Delhi despite the narrow manoeuvring space administratively.

The day I saw Sachin Tendulkar bat, I knew he was special: Ramakant Achrekar
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The day I saw Sachin Tendulkar bat, I knew he was special: Ramakant Achrekar

In this excerpt from 'Ramakant Achrekar: Master Blaster's Master', the author revisits the first interaction between Sachin Tendulkar and Ramakant Achrekar.

Decoding the man who is David Headley: An excerpt from 'The Mind of a Terrorist'
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Decoding the man who is David Headley: An excerpt from 'The Mind of a Terrorist'

Headley found more than 20 targets for terrorism, which he reported to Lashkar-e-Taiba. And he delivered roughly 50 hours’ worth of video from Mumbai.

'Exile was not new for Narasimha Rao,' says 'Half-Lion', new biography on former PM
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'Exile was not new for Narasimha Rao,' says 'Half-Lion', new biography on former PM

“Half-Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao transformed India”looks at the former's PM's rise to power, and subsequent fall

Exclusive: Excerpt from Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last
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Exclusive: Excerpt from Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood's gone back to the future again with her new novel, The Heart Goes Last.

Book Excerpt: They eat meat! The pursuit of an illicit egg in Gujarat
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Book Excerpt: They eat meat! The pursuit of an illicit egg in Gujarat

Cooking more than one egg at the same time was the same as getting caught.

Book excerpt from The Oath of the Vayuputras: The son of Neelkanth vs the rhinoceros
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Book excerpt from The Oath of the Vayuputras: The son of Neelkanth vs the rhinoceros

In this excerpt from the final book of the trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras, we can get a sense of the action sequences that have made the trilogy a thrilling read for legions of fans.

Book excerpt from The Secret of the Nagas: Where the hell have you been, Neelkanth?
Life

Book excerpt from The Secret of the Nagas: Where the hell have you been, Neelkanth?

In this excerpt from The Secret of the Nagas (Westland Books), Amish gives his readers a taste of how difficult it is to be the much-anticipated saviour, repository of a people's hopes.

Book excerpt from 'The Immortals of Meluha': He has come - How Shiva became Neelkanth
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Book excerpt from 'The Immortals of Meluha': He has come - How Shiva became Neelkanth

The Immortals of Meluha marked the arrival of Amish and the beginning of his Shiva trilogy. The book had faced rejection from many publishing houses but went on to become a sensation.

Book Excerpt: Boys will be boys. Talking girls with Ram Chandra and Bharat
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Book Excerpt: Boys will be boys. Talking girls with Ram Chandra and Bharat

Amish follows the adventures of young Ram Chandra and his brothers but in his own fashion makes them relatable to a modern generation.

Book Excerpt: Sriram Karri's 'Autobiography of a Mad Nation'
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Book Excerpt: Sriram Karri's 'Autobiography of a Mad Nation'

As the nuclear scientist President of India tries to figure out if this young man is indeed guilty of an apparently senseless murder, the book unfolds against a political canvas of modern India.

Book Excerpt: The 'bhaiya' and the Mizo - a tale of unlikely brothers in the Northeast
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Book Excerpt: The 'bhaiya' and the Mizo - a tale of unlikely brothers in the Northeast

Anand Ranganathan’s novel For Love and Honour (Bloomsbury) is set in the northeast in the jungles of Mizoram with its Mizo National Front camps as well as more genteel tea estates.

Book excerpt from '1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After': Close encounter
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Book excerpt from '1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After': Close encounter

1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After, is a riveting account of facts about the anti-Sikh riots in the winter of 1984 that went unnoticed and recollections of the horror that are both gripping and disturbing

India's free and irresponsible media
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India's free and irresponsible media

This is an excerpt from the book India Shashtra: Reflections on the nation in our time by Shashi Tharoor. It appears courtesy Aleph.

The Great Indian Novel book excerpt: Renunciation— the Bed of Arrows
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The Great Indian Novel book excerpt: Renunciation— the Bed of Arrows

The Great Indian Novel (1989) is Shashi Tharoo’s debut work of fiction in which he deftly combines his adulation for the great Indian epics – Mahabharata and Ramayana – along with the freedom movement, to come up with a work that is high on satire and rich in history

Book excerpt: The unresolved murder of Aarushi Talwar
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Book excerpt: The unresolved murder of Aarushi Talwar

The murder of fourteen-year-old Aarushi Talwar in May 2008 in her comfortable suburban home along with the family servant has turned out to be an unresolved mystery for all.

Book excerpt: Stalled promotions, pesky editors and other truths of journalism in India
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Book excerpt: Stalled promotions, pesky editors and other truths of journalism in India

Exit Interview, published by Rupa Publications, is a work of fiction where journalist Rasha Roy moves from one job to another.