Non-Fiction

The holy festival of Navratri has finally begun and one could simply tell this by nip in the air. As the country is all set to fast or feast for the nine days of the divine festival and welcome goddess Durga in their homes, we take a look at why we celebrate Navratri and how it is celebrated in different parts of the...

  This is an excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography covering his life from early childhood through 1921. Gandhi wrote it at the behest of his co-workers, who encouraged him to explain the background to his public campaigns.   CHILD MARRIAGE Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall...

  Good food+Reading = Absolute heaven! And What’s In Your Dabba? does just that. We are super thrilled to launch the Tweak Book imprint in collaboration with Twinkle Khanna’s Tweak India with this delicious book of recipes from your favourite celebrities, chefs, and home cooks. This collection of delectable, easy...

  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...

This is an extract from The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman by Tahira Kashyap Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is a writer and film-maker based in Mumbai. She is the author of three books and has directed two acclaimed short films, Pinni and Toffee. Her next book ‘The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman’ will be out...

  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...