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Obama: Didn’t Trust Pakistan, Found Manmohan Wise (Book Review)

Manmohan Singh admitted to Obama that his failure to retaliate against Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attack had cost him politically and he feared that rising anti-Muslim sentiments had strengthened the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) appeal

The riveting saga of hiccups, evolution and achievements of India's DRDO

The book reveals how DRDO’s growth/progress was hampered by bureaucratic apathy and politico-bureaucratic aims which often resulted in the organisation’s innovative projects being dumped, so that the required weapon/system could be imported with large kickbacks

Won't write about India due to lack of knowledge or confidence: Jeffrey Archer

English novelist and former British politician, Jeffrey Archer, had his book Turn a Blind Eye launched in India at a virtual event of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement

Journey of Women scientists: From career to patent professionals

An inspiring journey of 100 women scientists who returned to science after a break in career has been documented in a book form

Al Qaeda and Islamist terrorism: A battle of hearts and minds

Osama bin Laden is dead. But the idea of Al Qaeda lives on. And as long as the idea of Islamist resistance provides oxygen, terrorists wedded to the cause of Islam will continue to strike, when they can

Fascinating stories of Indian war heroes

The book takes the reader on a remarkable journey from WW II through the conflicts of 1962, 1965 and 1971 to Operation Vijay (Kargil, 1999), that witnessed daring young officers leading from the front, and at great cost to life and limb vanquishing a well-entrenched enemy who had the tactical advantage of being well dug-in on steep-sloped heights occupied months before the Indian Army reacted

Partition was inevitable - but Bangladesh was testimony to its fragility

History is replete with ironies. One of the greatest historical ironies is that the creation of Pakistan on the basis of religion was swiftly undone in the East, not due to religion but due to language

Palace Women, Princes in Sikh Empire

Historian Priya Atwal delves deep into Sikh history to unveil a fascinating story of the women who built up Ranjit Singh and the agonies they faced in a male-dominated society

Ruskin Bond rings in 87th birthday with a tribute from unluclass

On the occasion of Ruskin Bond's 87th birthday, the team at learning and entertainment platform unluclass came together and in his honour, released a short audiovisual story called “Rusty's Birthday Adventure”

Living the alkaline way is answer to battling Covid, says Indian specialist

With the COVID-19 virus wreaking havoc across the world, infecting millions and leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, what if keeping the body alkaline could be a way to ward off not just the deadly coronavirus but all illnesses, even cancer? 

The troublesome inside story of East Pakistan: A handbook for students and researchers of contemporary history

The greatness of this epic novel is that even while describing the minutiae of day to day politics, Sen never deviates from his grand vision of good governance and humanistic politics which should be free from vested interests and religious bigotry

Indian-American fifth-grader publishes her first book

Fifth grader Ria N. Arjun, an Indian American, recently independently published her book, ‘The Adventure Begins’, a compilation of ten short stories featuring different genres, characters, plots and morals

Innovative and engaging true stories of valour

It was a war well planned and conducted in almost a Kautilyan/Chanakyan mode under the rule of the Congress, then headed by Indira Gandhi

A book about how migrants pay the price when a country is split up

For her novel ‘The Descendants’ (originally written in Bengali as 'Uttorsuri 'and translated to English by Amitava Chatterjee), Pratima Dhar delved into her own experience of migrating from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as a kid during the partition of India, and the travails of such families while settling in a new land

A mind-boggling study of literary dialogue between the Asian giants

Chinese scholarship has picked up works written not only in Sanskrit and Hindi, but also in Bengali, Tamil, Urdu and English

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