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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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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5 things India should do to achieve greatness

What is it about the Indian psyche that makes us so incapable of fulfilling our promise as a nation? Why are we so averse to risk, resigned to mediocrity and mired in a collective lack of confidence? India has so much potential but seems forever stuck on the brink of actualization, unable to muster the…

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