An Excerpt from ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Japan’

After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look…

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8 Nifty Ways in which You Can Mind your Money!

Financial Affairs of the Common Man presents a collage of the various aspects of personal finance management that every individual should pay heed to. It introduces the concepts that you must understand to effectively plan your finances, and provides the tools and the knowledge needed to do so. Read this book, written with the common man…

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6 Reasons Why Savarkar is Relevant in the Modern Indian Polity

The subject of historian Vikram Sampath’s new book Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was a feted revolutionary who created an intellectual corpus of literature that inspired the revolutionary movement in India for decades. It was rare to find a combination of a poet’s heart and a revolutionary’s brain in a single…

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An Excerpt from ‘Kargil: Untold Stories From the War’

Why does a group of stranded paratroopers call for Bofors’ fire upon its own position?  Why is an old man in Palampur fighting for justice for his dead soldier son?  Interviewing war survivors and martyrs’ families, Rachna Bisht Rawat tells stories of extraordinary human courage, of not just men in uniform but also those who…

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