Utpal Kumar

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is Associate Editor, Mail Today.

ART & CULTURE

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Dharma of business: The roots of commerce in India

Donald R Davis Jr's book holds the key to moral economy, something the world has been eagerly looking for.

Utpal Kumar
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ART & CULTURE

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Is another biography on Indira Gandhi relevant in the age of Modi?

Sagarika Ghose's book is a decent primer for anyone wanting to know about India's only female PM.

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ART & CULTURE

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Former RBI governor reveals truths about Modi, Manmohan, demonetisation and more

YV Reddy's book Advice and Dissent is an insider’s account of how government and Reserve Bank of India work.

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POLITICS

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The loneliness of being Arun Shourie

The once firebrand intellectual and politician now sits on the sidelines.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why Arundhati Roy's new book failed to impress me

With The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the goddess of political fiction returns with a whimper.

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ART & CULTURE

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Amish Tripathi explains how little we know Ramayana

'Our understanding of the epic is based primarily on Ramanand Sagar’s television show.'

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POLITICS

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When Pankaj Mishra compares Modi with ISIS maniacs

The fact is there isn’t - and can’t be - one reason for what’s wrong on the planet today.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why liberals love to humanise Aurangzeb

A new book on the Mughal ruler has gone wrong on a couple of major points.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why Jhumpa Lahiri writing on book jackets is bad news for the writer and the reader

The literary scene flourishes along the river, ever flowing, ever renewing, and not in the mausoleum.

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VARIETY

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Swami Vivekananda: Monk who never stopped loving his mother

If his life was unconventional, its traces could be found in his childhood itself.

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