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Sometimes you read a book that really impacts you, takes over all your thinking for a couple of days, and long after you have forgotten it you feel it randomly popping into your life every now and then. That’s the kind of hold that Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret has on you.  Everyone has something they want to...

Yasser Usman is India’s most successful unauthorized biographer whose honest and well researched  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 threatened to...

This is an excerpt from Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Blood translated by Debali Mookerjea-Leonard published by Juggernaut in 2020. Sunil Gangopadhyay is one of Bengal’s best-loved and most acclaimed writers. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Those Days. He died in 2012. The translator Debali Mookerjea-Leonard...

  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...

In 1893, when Swami Vivekananda went to Chicago to represent India at the World’s Parliament of Religions, no one could have imagined the impact his groundbreaking speech would have on people. His radical thoughts about non-dualism and of Hinduism as a tolerant and inclusive religion are relevant to this day. Born to a...