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Apr 16, 2018
Lean Days: Read an excerpt from Manish Gaekwad's tale of a man’s search for love, lust in India'In search of love, I want to travel across the country. Somewhere it will find me,' writes Manish Gaekwad in Lean Days
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 25, 2018
'Citizen Delhi- My Times, My Life': Sheila Dikshit's memoirs reveal challenges of serving Delhi with limited powersFormer 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.
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.
Aug 17, 2016
The day I saw Sachin Tendulkar bat, I knew he was special: Ramakant AchrekarIn this excerpt from 'Ramakant Achrekar: Master Blaster's Master', the author revisits the first interaction between Sachin Tendulkar and Ramakant Achrekar.