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Every Indian has certain non-negotiable rights: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness…and a really good book. In the week running up to our nation’s 73rd Independence Day, immerse yourself in these remarkable books on the freedom struggle and the history of independent India. They will surely give you a break from...

  Sanjay Dutt’s life is a story of epic proportions. He has always lived under the media spotlight. His life has been documented in print and on film right from his birth. Even his very name was the result of a competition held by a film magazine where readers sent in their suggestions to his superstar parents,...

‘Slim, trim, and beautiful’. This is the title of the first episode of Netflix India’s trending show ‘Indian Matchmaking’. Although Sima ‘from Mumbai’, Pradhyuman and Preeti (Akshay’s mom) gave us our much-needed stock of memes for the next two months, the show did restart the conversation around...

Yasser Usman is one of India’s most successful biographers whose honest and well researched unauthorized biographies are unusual in India. When we published his book Sanjay Dutt: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy in 2018, Sanjay Dutt and his legal team took to Twitter to slam the biography and...

  What made a dentist turn to writing? Our readers’ favourite thriller writer, Yamini Pustake Bhalerao, currently the Ideas Editor at SheThePeople.TV, wrote her first book a year after she completed her degree in dentistry. And she was not one to be deterred by the rejection the book faced from all major publishing...

  We asked Probal DasGupta, the author of Watershed 1967, to explain the India-China face-off and what happens next.  The standoff between India and China on the Ladakh border is making headlines. But why is this happening and what is China thinking?   Here’s the China pov:  The Covid crisis has led to political...

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. He was born on the dirty floor of his impoverished family’s horse stables. Although he was one of 16 children, only seven of his brothers and sisters lived to see...

Rich Dad, Poor Dad written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter advocates financial literacy and financial independence. Here in this excerpt from the book, they throw light on steps to awaken your financial genius. Read more such insightful details on building wealth and investments from Insights from Rich Dad...

Kerala was the first Indian state to report a case of COVID-19. And when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24, Kerala had the most cases of any state. But after the lockdown, while most states kept reporting a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Kerala is one state that...

Diksha was eight years old when she lost her father, a soldier, in the Kargil War. Major Dwivedi would write many loving letters to his family when he was on duty. Diksha and her sister Neha would read and re-read those letters as a way to remember him. Three years ago, she decided to collect other such letters that...