Utpal Kumar
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The writer is Associate Editor, Mail Today.

ART & CULTURE

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Claude Arpi's book exposes India's ties with China and Tibet like never before

The book brings to fore how Jawaharlal Nehru deliberately kept Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel out of the discussions on Tibet.

VOICES

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How Rajinikanth — even as a politician — may defy logic but isn't illogical

Tamil politics is up for interesting times, especially after Jaya’s death and Karunanidhi’s almost retirement.

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.

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.

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.

POLITICS

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The loneliness of being Arun Shourie

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

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.

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.'

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.

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.