Non-Fiction

  We all know that India has always had some great minds and personalities in almost every field, be it literature, politics, music, entertainment, sports, and science. But inventions are not everyone’s cup of tea. They require observation, passion, patience, and perseverance. India has long been a powerhouse of...

  “It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumble while the ideas survive.” – Bhagat Singh  Bhagat Singh was just 23 when he was hanged along with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev on 23 March 1931 in Lahore jail. He started young and his revolutionary fire was present in him...

  In March 2016, Kanhaiya Kumar, president of the JNU student union, was arrested on charges of sedition, locked up in Tihar Jail, and beaten up by lawyers in Patiala House court. He came out of the crisis a young political star. This is an extract from his memoir ‘From Bihar to Tihar’. I was made to strip, then...

Chanakya, who lived in 3rd Century BC, was the ultimate leadership guru. His Arthashastra is a timeless text that inspired Radhakrishnan Pillai to write the national bestseller Corporate Chanakya which is essentially a primer on effective leadership and management skills. Business today faces both healthy and...

  The nationwide lockdown began with almost everyone vowing to give more time to their health and fitness regimes. We all started with watching our diet and doing those numbing burpees every day. But how many of us have been able to actually keep up? Our guess is that most of us fell out of it with the same speed as we...

  The post-COVID world is going to be rather different. But will this change be for better or for worse, we don’t know yet. With the disheartening current figures of India’s GDP making headlines, the rise in the unemployment rate, the increasing number of children dropping out of school, and most importantly, the...

  When you are driving home after a long day and don’t feel like cooking dinner, it makes sense to stop by a McDonalds – it’s cheap and tastes good. One meal of processed food can’t be that bad, right? But habits emerge without our permission. Studies indicate that people usually don’t intend to eat fast food...

  Former union minister Arun Jaitley (28 December 1952 – 24 August 2019) was one of the most articulate defenders of the BJP and its governmental policies both within the Parliament and outside it. As a Parliamentarian and minister, the veteran leader had set a high benchmark of probity. A statesman par excellence,...

The expectations of widowhood did not sit well with Ayesha[Gayatri Devi]. Her mother [Indira Devi, maharani of Cooch Behar] had shunned all conventions when Jit[Indira Devi’s husband, the maharaja of Cooch Behar] died, rejecting any notion of living the austere life of a widow, such as renouncing worldly pleasures,...

Although most civilizations refer to death with some sort of heaviness, Sadhguru believes that – “Death is a cosmic joke. If you get the joke, falling on the other side will be wonderful.”  When we think of death, we experience an overwhelming feeling of fear. But let’s look at it this way – what if dying...