Shivji changed the history of the santoor forever, giving it a new identity

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VIJAY KICHLU In the fifty years that I have known Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who is lovingly addressed as Shivji, I must have witnessed at least...

Chronicle of a war foretold? A century-old conflict and its lessons for today

VIKAS DATTA After years of secret and not-so-secret alliances, bids to secure areas of influence and lucrative commercial deals, and even the odd land grab,...

Stuti Changle chronicles a storyline of teenage experiences, set in lockdown

New Delhi-- National best-selling author, Stuti Changle, unveils her new novel, Where the Sun Never Sets. Published by Penguin Random House India. Set in...

Miraculous Misdeeds? Locked room crimes and their significance for humans

VIKAS DATTA Why do we like crime? Like, that is, in the sense of why we are attracted to reports of lurid incidents in our...

Business ethics were foremost for Rahul Bajaj

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New Delhi--Despite the innumerable hurdles that he faced in a career spanning over five decades as the head of the diversified Bajaj Group, veteran...

Key insights, tastefully served: The essays of Umberto Eco

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VIKAS DATTA Seeking some informed opinion on some aspect of human society, culture, or politics, that is not rooted in received or polarised social media...

HarperCollins, Ashwin Sanghi’s new home, to publish ‘The Magicians of Mazda’

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New Delhi-- Notching up a major success, HarperCollins on Thursday announced the acquisition of "The Magicians of Mazda", the keenly anticipated new book by...

Chrysanthemum’s Colourful Petals: Japan and its unique literature

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VIKAS DATTA Any country or culture's traits would presumably find reflection in its literature. The Japanese, as per foreign perceptions or stereotypes, if you like,...

Ilayaraja compares Narendra Modi with Ambedkar in foreword to book

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Chennai-- South Indian music legend Ilayaraja has in the foreword of a book drawn parallels between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The...

‘The Eagle has Landed’ author Henry Patterson dies at 92

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Los Angeles-- 'The Eagle has Landed' author Henry Patterson, who published under his pen name of Jack Higgins, has died aged 92, reports 'Deadline'. As...
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