Posts Tagged ‘excerpt’

What is Fake News? In the 2017 edition of its stylebook, the American non-profit Associated Press created a new entry in its manual. Titled, ‘fact checks, fake news’, the entry defines fake news as ‘the modern phenomenon of deliberate falsehoods or fiction masked as news circulating on the internet’. Concerns...

Despite the argument on machines vs humans, most experts agree that investment in human capital is important The imminent arrival of drones delivering parcels, of cars run by Google, and the looming prospect of robots taking over shop floors have led many to worry about the future of jobs. But such concerns are not...

Indira’s family did not in any way shield her from their political activities. She was initiated early into rebellion, her grandfather giving her a charkha when she was five years old. She was grabbed by their tiny hands and, rather like a family of expert swimmers might do with their youngest member, thrown into the...

(स्वदेश दीपक के मशहूर नाटक कोर्टमार्शल का एक अंश) बिकाश राय: (दबी हुई आवाज़ में बोलना शुरू करता है) सरकारी वकील मेजर पुरी...

It was mid-May. When the sun had decided to show all its grandeur and burn India to its full potential, unexpected rain one morning had made that evening even more beautiful and pleasant for Mumbaikars. It was then, while standing in his small balcony, that Armaan knew it was a special day for him. Mostly for three...

The end of your relationship, even if the end was bad, does not mean that your love was meaningless. Your love has meaning even if your beloved was not worthy of your love. To understand this is to begin to set your deepest self towards the path of healing. Look Within When you say ‘There is no love’, then you are...

In this extract from How The BJP Wins, Prashant Jha paints a picture of what happened in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh on the morning of 23 February 2017, the election day. On 23 February 2017, at 9 a.m., a hotel manager in Allahabad proudly showed the ink on his finger. ‘I have voted and cycle will win.’ Cycle is the...

An Indian empire at the peak of its power. Everyone wants a share of the riches of Nagapattinam. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Here is an excerpt from the...

THE ADIVASI WILL NOT DANCE is an intensely political collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral-rich hinterland and the ever-expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand. The book was banned by the Jharkhand government in August 2017, and the author accused of denigrating the Adivasi culture. This is an excerpt from...

When the idea for a book on Baba Ramdev and his company came up, it seemed promising. I had followed Ramdev’s rise ten years ago when I was at Mint, meeting him on multiple occasions, covering his Ganga campaign in Kanpur, hanging around his kutir while he asked questions about swadeshi economics to Rajeev Dixit,...