Non-Fiction

  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...

  The Helicopter shot that launched the ball in the air and sealed India’s 2011 World Cup victory will remain etched forever in the hearts of Indian fans. And so will the heroics of, perhaps, the greatest captain of the Indian cricket team. Although we know all about Dhoni’s cricket victories and his unmatchable...

This is an excerpt from the book The House of Jaipur: The Inside Story of India’s Most Glamorous Royal Family by John Zubrzycki.   Today nothing remains of one of Calcutta’s most glamorous residences. Built-in classical East India Company style, with Ionic columns and encircled by deep verandas, Woodlands was...

This is an extract from Pankaj Mishra’s book Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race, and Empire Pankaj Mishra is the acclaimed author of seven books of fiction and non-fiction including, most recently, Age of Anger, winner of the Tata Literature Live! Non-fiction Book Award and a New York Times notable book.   The Culture...

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...

Most success books published in the last century make more or less the same argument – you need to revamp your personality to achieve success. On the other hand, Stephen Covey in his bestselling book ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ says that it is not your personality ethic but your character ethic that is...

  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,...