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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Rape: It’s a Man Thing

By Sohaila Abdulali   Here’s a conundrum: I’m a feminist down to the marrow of my bones; gender equity is my thing.  But I don’t want my new book about rape and rape culture to be confined to the “Feminist Studies” shelf. Why? Because I wrote it for you too – you who might not…

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Kim Wagner on New Discoveries while Writing ‘Jallianwala Bagh’

The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the Indo-British encounter, and it had a profound impact on the colonial relationship between the two countries. In Kim Wagner’s Jallianwala Bagh, which takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account, the event and its aftermath are strikingly detailed. Wagner argues that…

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Reel vs. Real: Adapting My Story into a Book

by Novoneel Chakraborty One of the things which makes a reader curious about any story is how real or true it is. When authors pen stories, it is believed that they must have written it after being inspired by real-life incidents, which they have lived or seen closely. Majority of the times this assumption is…

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‘Ladies Coupe’ by Anita Nair: an introduction!

Forty-five and single, Akhila has never been allowed to live her own life – always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider – until the day she gets herself a one-way train ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. In the intimate atmosphere of the ladies coupé, she gets to know her five fellow…

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