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  • Pranab Mukherjee's memoirs look back at Indira Gandhi years

    The season for political memoirs continues, and this time it is the big one -- Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, whose memoirs, The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years, published by Rupa are to release on December 11, his 79th birthday.

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 5:15am
  • Unveiling Gaitonde for the West

    The West has yet to discover the magic of V.S. Gaitonde. But a retrospective of the notoriously reticent artist by Guggenheim Museum's adjunct curator Sandhini Poddar should help correct that, says Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Scorching titles, tepid pages: The biggest book releases of 2014

    From autobiographies to explicit, tell-all narratives, the year 2014 saw some of the biggest book releases. Gargi Gupta leafs through the titles to spot the duds from the dudes

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Book Review: The Second Coming

    The preoccupations and peccadilloes of Mini, the Indian Bridget Jones, make for a merry romp but end up reaffirming the institution of marriage and traditional gender roles, says Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:25am
  • Godmen not new to controversy

    Rampal Das is finally behind bars but the self-declared “god” is not the first godman to be accused of all kinds of criminal action.  Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the founder of the fast-growing Dera Sacha Sauda sect, which has its main centre in nearby Sirsa, faces charges of rape and murder.  There’s...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Revealed: Man behind PM's Make in India campaign

    If you thought that the "Make in India" launch ceremony last month, with its smart-minimal podium; 24-feet LED screen flanked by Ashok Chakras; bright, well written brochures; mobile-friendly website, and Facebook page (which has crossed one million likes in less than a month), was much too spiffy...

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 7:00am
  • Settle 10 lakh ex-servicemen in Kashmir Valley: Subramanian Swamy

    Settle 10 lakh ex-servicemen in the Kashmir Valley, who would create the circumstance conducive to the return of the Pandits, and end the strife there – this is BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's suggestion to his party. Subramanian Swamy made the point at a function to launch a book, Plight of Kashmir...

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 7:10am
  • Womb transplant – another medical milestone

    The case of a woman in Sweden giving birth after a uterine transplant is a major scientific breakthrough but how much hope does it hold for infertile couples in India? Gargi Gupta talks to experts for answers

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Kiss and tell: of the right to Protest

    The Kiss of Love campaign that started in Kerala moved to Delhi last week. Gargi Gupta meets Pankhuri Zaheer and Pratik Ali, the duo who spearheaded the movement

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 5:25am
  • Eight-year-old CEO Reuben Paul is a cyber security expert

    They jestingly call him " chairperson" at the conferences where he lectures - not because he heads a company but because at 8 years of age, Reuben Paul, CEO and founder of Austin, Texas-based company Prudent Games, needs to stand on a chair to reach the microphone on top of the lectern.

    Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:45am