Book Review: Unveiling the motivations and mindset of the Pakistani Taliban

By Vikas Datta Title: Guardians of God - Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban; Author: Mona Kanwal Sheikh; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages:...

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By Vikas Datta  Title: A Republic in the Making - India in the 1950s; Author: Gyanesh Kudaisya; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 250; Price: Rs...

A literary rainbow: An array of inspiring authors across genres

By Vikas Datta  Life has been variously termed a bowl of cherries (which may be sweet but include pits) or a box of chocolates (you...

The pain and agony of the displaced

By Mohammed Shafeeq Title: Humans on the Run; Author: Kumar M. Tiku; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 650 For millions of people displaced...

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By M.R. Narayan Swamy Title: The Life and Times of Yogananda; Author: Philip Goldberg, Publisher: Hay House India; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 399. It will be...

Understanding Gandhi, as the dissenter

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Bookends: Engaging tales for children this summer

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Allow women choice, rights to achieve sustainable population control

By Vikas Datta Jaipur--Population control, a vital goal for both China and India, can be better achieved by empowering women instead of coercive methods like...

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