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Aamir-Salman-Shah Rukh

Will Muslim actors ever capture the Indian imagination as the Khans did? It’s unlikely

In 'The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India', independent journalist Kaveree Bamzai explores the story of Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh from their emergence on the silver screen to the era following their legacy.
Rani Lakshmibai's statue in Solapur near the Kambar Talav | Wikimedia Commons

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.
Harsh Mariwala | Twitter | @hcmariwala

Something nearly tore Mariwala family apart. Timely IPO saved it from hostile takeover

In 'Harsh Realities: The Making of Marico' entrepreneur Harsh Mariwala and management expert Ram Charan zoom in on the journey of the company - from its establishment in 1987 - to becoming a leading international FMCG giant.
Veer Savarkar | Savarkar.org

Godse was ‘yearning’ for Savarkar’s support in Gandhi murder trial court. But it never came

In ' Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966' historian-author Vikram Sampath explores both sides of the debate about Savarkar's role in Gandhi's assassination.
Morarji Desai | Wikipedia

Morarji Desai had stolen PMO documents. Was set to reveal classified secrets

In his memoir 'A Rude Life', journalist Vir Sanghvi recounts gripping details of politicians, actors, public figures and the media landscape.
The Olympics rings

A foot race of only 192.28 meters in length – that’s how the Olympics began in Greece

In 'The Most Incredible Olympic Stories', sportswriter and journalist Luciano Wernicke traces the evolution of the Olympics through powerful stories of honour and dishonour.

India needs a party like CPI(M). But it finds no takers outside Kolkata colleges now

In ‘Gangster State’, political journalist Sourjya Bhowmick asks a burning question – will the Communist Party recover from 2021 Bengal election?
Illustration by Soham Sen

Why did India not fulfil its economic potential? New book outlines ‘economics of non-performance’

In 'The India Story', former RBI governor Bimal Jalan writes that much remains to be done about our economy since the boost of the 1990s.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Bhutto’s ‘revenge’ plan for 1971 was to help create Khalistan, new book reveals

In ‘Blood for Blood’, Terry Milewski reveals new information about the Khalistan struggle in Canada, UK and India, and Pakistan support for it.
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