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Book Review: Backstage by Montek Singh Ahluwalia

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Book Name: Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years Author: Montek Singh Ahluwalia Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 3.7/5 Book Blurb: Tracing the spectacular trajectory of ahluwalia’s life from its humble beginnings in Secunderabad to the corridors of power…

Book Review: The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri

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Book Name: The Fragile Thread of Hope Author: Pankaj Giri Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—soham and Fiona. Although his devastating past involving his brother still…

Pan Macmillan to publish Joy at Work by Marie Kondo

Joy at Work

Ditch the distractions while workingfrom home with the help of Joy at Work -How to apply the famous Konmari Method to your work life – for better work/life balance, creativity, productivity and focus and avoid being terrorized by 24/7 email access…

Book Review: Jennifer by Nandita Puri

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Book Name: Jennifer Author: Nandita Puri Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Book Blurb: Seattle, Washington, 1990. It was a cold February day when eight-year-old Jennifer ‘Pinky’ Francis stepped on the American soil for the first time, little knowing that…

Rupa to publish Nautanki Diaries by Dominic Franks

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Celebrating the Bicycle. On World Bicycle Day, presenting Nautanki Diaries by  Dominic Franks . A riveting account of the author’s twenty-two-day journey on a cycle from Bengaluru to New Delhi. ABOUT THE BOOK ( 272PP, INR 295) Nautanki Diaries sits comfortably in the…

Book Review: Ghosts of the Silent Hills

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Book Name: Ghosts of the Silent Hills Author: Anita Krishan Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.8/5 Book Blurb: The dead do not rest till they get what they want. You have arrived in the hills. In here, you are surrounded…

NAW Interview with Sabin Iqbal

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Sabin Iqbal is a senior journalist who has worked in India and the Middle East. He was editorial director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, senior editor at Tehelka and senior assistant editor at Business India. He is now festival director and co-curator…

Book Review: Cliffhangers by Sabin Iqbal

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Book Name: Cliffhangers Author: Sabin Iqbal Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.9/5 Book Blurb: On New Year’s Eve, a tourist is raped in Kadaloor, a tranquil fishing village on the southern coast of the country. The chief suspects…

‘Hope’ by Abhinita Mohanty

Desperateness does not always stink, in the worthy life, it lingers, hangs, shies, or slightly fades, but it does stay, like breathe itself. But today she  shall sing, glories of the fading sun ‘cause when darkness, wraps the earth, stars…