Uncover the gripping stories of each day in history; rejuvenate your "roaring" power with powerful stories of 30 women; absorb a comprehensive account of Urdu ghazals; and, finally, understand how parents can activate the working memories of their little ones. Our Bookshelf has these varied reads this weekend. 1. Book: On...
UK-based restaurant owner Asma Khan's book "Asma's Indian Kitchen" has been launched here for Indian readers with veteran food writer Marryam H. Reshii discussing her journey and experience of touching lives through her food and the emotional experiences of her customers. The author runs an award-winning restaurant, Darjeeling Express, which...
Book: The Last Girl; Author: Nadia Murad; Publisher: Vergo Press/Hachette India; Pages: 306; Price: Rs 499 She suffered at the hands of the Islamic State, was held captive as a sex slave, but went on to become a human rights campaigner and was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize jointly...
Book: Open Embrace: India-US ties in the Age of Modi and Trump; Author: Varghese K. George; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Price: Rs 599. Donald Trump's "America First" politics with its anti-Islamism focus and Narendra Modi's nationalist agenda forged by the so-called "Hindutva Strategic Doctrine" make the two so dissimilar...
A new book by New Delhi-based author-poet Arup K. Chatterjee, "The Great Indian Railways" takes its readers on a historic adventure through many junctions of Indias hidden railway legends. Published by Bloomsbury, it is replete with anecdotes from imperial politics, European and Indian accounts, the battlefronts of the Indian nationalist...
Book: Kasturba Gandhi; Publisher: Thornbird; Pages: 424; Price: Rs. 795 The woman who silently and patiently stood by the Father of the Nation, supporting Mahatma Gandhi's grand plans to free India from colonial rule, as well as his quirky habits, finally finds a voice in Giriraj Kishore's book "Kasturba Gandhi". Translated...
Read a biography charting Mamata Banerjee's rise from a student leader to the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal and how she could be a possible "kingmaker" after the 2019 general elections; take in a novel set against the backdrop of old Punjab, early California and revolution-torn Mexico;...
The brave and beautiful Kota Rani played a critical role at a historic inflection point in Kashmir’s turbulent history. An icon of resistance against invaders and a symbol of the universal values that Kashmir’s civilisation stands for, her enduring message, “we were we will be”, is especially relevant to...
"There was something about that city which was different otherwise why would one feel haunted many years later by its external magic," is an emotionally charged statement of the author as she describes the Nostalgia of the people who left the place years back but still have sense of...
BSNL and Micromax have joined hands to launch Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone that will take on Jio Phone as well as the recently unveiled Karbonn A40 Indian Android smartphone launched in partnership with Airtel. Priced at Rs. 2,200, the new Bharat-1 will come with "unlimited" voice calls and...