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  • Subbarao vs UPA: The governor in his labyrinth
    on 15/07/2016 at 7:00 pm

    Duvvuri Subbarao recounts how his tensions with P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee, then finance ministers, over monetary policy spilled over into other issues in the central bank. An exclusive excerpt from Who Moved My Interest Rate?, his memoir of ... […]

  • Book Extract: Mix and match
    on 10/07/2016 at 6:37 pm

    From pristine pure English to Hindi to Hinglish, the language of Indian advertising is now a mishmash of many languages […]

  • 2008: The first responders' view
    on 21/04/2019 at 7:04 pm

    Firefighting is a brief account of that crucial moment by three of the most important actors […]

  • A problem called Israel
    on 14/04/2019 at 7:15 pm

    The heart of The Lions' Den is a series of individual portraits of iconic, midcentury left-wing thinkers who wrote extensively on the idea and reality of Jewish statehood […]

  • The club that fuelled culture
    on 07/04/2019 at 5:57 pm

    Neither fame nor public position was required, and yet a surprising number of these friends would rise to lasting greatness. […]

  • Unravelling the Putin enigma
    on 31/03/2019 at 6:36 pm

    The book's usefulness is marred by maddening small errors […]

  • The prosecutor doesn't rest
    on 24/03/2019 at 7:14 pm

    Mr Bharara, who enjoyed a high profile and (mostly) favourable press attention during his tenure from 2009 to 2017, does not show a lot of leg in this book, nor does he settle many scores […]

  • The United States of open wounds
    on 21/03/2019 at 7:12 pm

    Mr Jackson's work is set in Portland, Ore., one of the whitest big cities in America, scarred by a long history of racist violence and intimidation […]

  • Journalism's advocate
    on 17/03/2019 at 7:21 pm

    The New York Times deputy general counsel David E McCraw thoughtfully addresses this state of affairs as he takes us behind the scenes of the venerable New York Times […]

  • Climate change and human history
    on 10/03/2019 at 7:24 pm

    The book is marred by errors of fact and too often reads like a series of potted histories […]

  • Gabriel García Márquez in the eyes of those who knew him
    on 08/03/2019 at 4:17 pm

    Paternostro talks about finding plenty of others who'd talk, Márquez's superstitions and discipline, and more. […]

  • How Asia ruled the world
    on 03/03/2019 at 7:16 pm

    Much of this book turns on Mr Sharman's critique of what historians term the "military revolution thesis" […]