Books

Karunanidhi became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu


In “Karunanidhi: A Life” (Penguin), A.S. Panneerselvan tells the story of the man who became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu, where language, empowerment, self-respect, art, literary forms and films coalesced to lend a unique vibrancy to politics. Writer-politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi is among the most important political leaders India has ever seen. He was the...

Uttar Pradesh CM launches Global Encyclopedia of Ramayana


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the Global Encyclopedia of the Ramayana on March 6 in Lucknow and said that this epic and the Mahabharata give the best life lessons. Stories in Hindu epics help us envision a better India, he said. Asserting that historical facts cannot be denied, the chief minister said still there...

PM doubles as study coach


The new and updated edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Exam Warrior”, including mantras for parents, awareness on crucial topics like mental health, role of technology and time management, will hit the stands this month, announced Penguin Random House India early this month. Touted to be a wholesome and inspirational guide for anyone who considers...

Chomsky discusses resisting threats to democracy at JLF


By Prakash Bhandari  The first-ever virtual edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) saw Noam Chomsky, the celebrated left-leaning American thinker and political activist in conversation virtually with NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain on Sunday, Day 3 of the 10-day festival. The nonagenarian discussed the global ‘drift into authoritarianism’, post-Trump America, and the factors that make social reform possible. Chomsky...

Clinics coming up around America for Long Covid

Post Date: February 23, 2021

From Washington state to Florida, from California to Massachusetts, facilities are opening up to help the growing number of Americans who suffer from Covid-19 symptoms many months after their diagnosis. Just a little more than a year into the pandemic, it's not clear how many Covid-19 patients go on to develop what's called long-term Covid or...

Anuradha Goyal pens a must-read guidebook to India’s temples


For author and noted travel blogger Anuradha Goyal, who has penned the book ‘Lotus in the Stone: Sacred Journeys in Eternal India’ on India’s most sacred sites, temples contain vignettes of our history, heritage, art history, folk tales, aesthetics. Condensing years of her travel into writing, Goyal presents a travelogue rooted deep into Indian...

Covid book by Dr. Chalil & Amb. Kapur is an Amazon bestseller


By Ajay Ghosh ‘Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Envisioning a Better World by Transforming the Future of Healthcare’, authored by Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Public Policy specialist, and Dr. Joseph Chalil, an expert in healthcare policy, is now on Amazon's bestsellers list. Around the world, providing quality and affordable healthcare remains a challenge. As the COVID-19 pandemic began, it quickly...

In memoir, Pranab blames Sonia for Congress’ defeat, says Modi’s first term autocratic


‘The Presidential Years’ is the fourth volume of Pranab Mukherjee’s memoirs and will be released next month. A soon-to-be-released autobiography by former President Pranab Mukherjee blames Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the party’s devastating loss in the 2014 general elections, and contends that Prime Minister Narendra Modi employed an...

READING OBAMA


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni The much awaited 701 page tome, or one could dare to say the not-so-memorable memoir by former Barack Obama, reflects nothing more than his carefully framed grading of his presidency, and equally, the unsurprising obsequious gushing response to it by an adulating media ever ready to hail the charm of ex-President....