Six Things You Didn’t know about Dawood’s Mentor, Khalid

Tired of being bullied, a scrawny, impoverished Dawood Ibrahim is looking for a savior, Khalid Khan Bachcha, who would teach him the ropes of handling a bunch of hooligans. Instead, what he gets is a mentor who eventually transforms him into a cunning mafia boss. In Dawood’s Mentor, Dawood meets Khalid and they eventually forge…

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An Excerpt from ‘Unstoppable’

How do you go from being a shopkeeper to multi-billionaire in forty years? Kuldip Singh Dhingra, the patriarch of the Dhingra family and the man credited with building Berger Paints, has remained a mystery. He is low-profile, eschews media and continues to operate from a small office in Delhi. In this candid and captivating biography…

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What Kind of a Traveller are You?

Don’t you agree that travellers are basically of a diverse breed?  For some, it can be the destination of self-discovery, while for others travelling to the same destination is like broadening their cultural horizons or going on a culinary quest. Regardless of the type of traveller you are, journeying to any new destination is a…

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Beautiful Lines From Sudha Murty’s New Book for Children!

“A long, long time ago, seawater was sweet and drinkable. How it became salty is a remarkable story.” India’s favourite storyteller brings alive this timeless tale with her inimitable wit and simplicity. Dotted with charming illustrations, this gorgeous chapter book is the ideal introduction to the world of Sudha Murty. Here are some quotes from…

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Five Reasons You Should Read ‘Siyasi Muslims’

Hilal Ahmed’s new book, Siyasi Muslims does not aim at defining Muslim politics in India. Instead, it looks at the ways in which Muslim politics as a template is used to describe statements, actions and processes. In other words, it studies Muslim politics as a political discourse—an intellectual mode through which certain specific notions of…

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