Are you Ready for ‘Kali’s Retribution’?

Taking the story forward from The Sage’s Secret , in the second part of The Kalki Chronicles, Anirudh moves to find the greatest weapon in the universe hidden in the fabled submerged palace of Dwarka. However, the Demon of Time, Kalarakshasa, yearns to possess it as well. In an ultimate showdown, the cloaked sorcerer faces the last…

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Puzzled by Persia: A Tale of Mis-Adventures from ‘The Travel Gods Must Be Crazy’

Dreaming of glorious sunrises and architectural marvels in exotic places, energy economist Sudha Mahalingam often landed up in situations that were uproariously bizarre or downright dangerous. Punctuating her droll stories with breathtaking descriptions and stunning photographs, in her book The Travel Gods Must Be Crazy, Sudha invites readers on an unexpected and altogether memorable tour around the…

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Get to Know the Wordsmith Behind ‘A Tale of Wonder’, A.N.D. Haksar!

Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar is a well-known translator of Sanskrit classics. For many years a career diplomat, he served at the United Nations and as the Indian high commissioner and ambassador in various countries. His translations from Sanskrit include those of several great works by ancient poets like Bhasa and Kalidasa, Bhartrihari and Dandin, Kshemendra…

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Discover Roots of Christianity in India with Siddhartha Sarma’s, “Carpenters and Kings”

Two hundred years before the advent of Vasco da Gama, Western Christianity-which comprises the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and Protestant denominations today-had already arrived in India, finding among its diverse people and faiths the Church of the East already at home since the beginning of Christianity. Carpenters and Kings by Siddartha Sarma is an account of…

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The Story Behind my New Book

by Tanaz Bhathena The Beauty of the Moment began as a short story, one that I didn’t think I would write, because I’m usually uncomfortable writing about anything that’s too close to my own life. The story, titled Last Days, First Days, was structured as a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, the flashbacks set…

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The Journey of Jugaad 3.0 – an Interview with the Author!

Based on hundreds of interviews, as well as the author’s consulting work within companies, Jugaad 3.0 Hacking the Corporation will prove that every organization’s best chance, to survive and become better than ever, lies within itself. Against the decidedly progressive, action-oriented, and above all restless backdrop of disruption, the DNA of established business is starting to…

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The Begum-Rediscovering Shared History

A conversation between the Indian and Pakistani authors of The Begum, Deepa Agarwal and Tahmina Aziz Ayub Deepa: Dear Tahmina, writing this book has been an amazing process of discovery for me and I’m sure for you too. I had heard a lot about Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan while growing up in the small town of…

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What’s in a Name?

By Kuber Kaushik It’s an idea I’ve come across time and again. In everything from mythological tales to Harry Potter, the idea is repeated. Names have power. It makes sense. Names are more than what we call each other. They are nouns and basic words. They are the foundation of all human languages. They are…

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The Three Things Managers Think about All Day

Leading a team for the first time is a daunting prospect. In The Making of a Manager, top tech executive Julie Zhuo presents a bold guide to getting respect – and results – in your new managerial role. In this extract, she explains what the three things are every manager thinks about all day.  When I…

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