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Gargi Gupta

  • Pulok Chatterjee: Bureaucrat in the eye of the storm

    Bureaucrats are supposed to be faceless, anonymous. Pulok Chatterjee might not have bargained for the arc lights that turned on him because of Sanjaya Baru, a former colleague in the PMO, who said in his book Chatterjee was a sort of 10 Janpath mole at 7 Race Course Road and in South Block. Those...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:09am
  • Exclusive Interview Sanjay Baru : Manmohan Singh single biggest mistake, Not contesting 2009 polls

    Controversy is good for book sales. No wonder, Sanjaya Baru and his publishers are happy at the storm over The Accidental Prime Minister.

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 7:40am
  • Did Prime Minister Manmohan Singh use Sanjay Baru's book to set record straight?

    The Prime Minister's office has come down heavily on Sanjaya Baru's The Accidental Prime Minister, calling it a work of "fiction". But Baru had sent Manmohan Singh the book a week ago and "did not get any feedback", as he admitted in a media interview on Friday.

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 10:00am
  • Rock Of Ages: The journeys of the politicians who never say die

    When Paul McCartney wrote 'When I'm 64' , he wasn't thinking of Indian politicians who at 80 plus are hot on the campaign trail at the 2014 elections. Gargi Gupta pieces together the journeys of the men who never say die

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:00am
  • Book review: The Candidate

    The level of absurdity in Indian elections is truly difficult for satirists to keep pace with, Toronto-based journalist Anirudh Bhattacharyya, who has penned a satire on Indian politics, tells Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 7:50am
  • Hiss and tell: Sanjay Baru squeals, PMO screams, Sonia Gandhi silent

    Former media advisor shows Manmohan in poor light, PMO dismisses book as commercial exploitation of high position

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • The past is with us

    Romila Thapar's latest book challenges the Hindutva interpretation of history and tackles a range of issues that have been the centre of many a controversy in these intolerant times, says Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 7:47pm
  • Book Review: Post Haste

    Author: BG Verghese Publishing House: TranquebarCost: Rs1295 384 pages Post Haste is something of an overview of India. It tells you almost everything that you need to know about the land's history, its geography and politics, its people and rulers, its culture and economy, its traditions and...

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 3:02pm
  • Veteran scribe BG Verghese uses stamps to tell the India story

    Using stamps as his prism, BG Verghese tells the India story in his latest book, giving the macro picture but also the little-known snippets

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 3:01pm
  • 1857 martyrs’ kin likely to take on each other from Kanpur

    Begum Hazrat Mahal and Tantya Tope fought together against the British in 1857, the first war of independence — now their descendants could be fighting each other in the Kanpur Nagar constituency in the upcoming general elections.

    Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 8:15am

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