'Bhuttos believed Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals'

Benazir Bhutto and her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says retired Pakistani Ambassador Shamsul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."

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'Restless As Mercury' a perfect complement to Gandhi's 'The Story of My Experiments With Truth' (Book Review)

'Original footage might be grainy and jerky but has a ring of truth because it is the 'thing itself and not an image of it,' Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes in the Preface of "Restless as Mercury - My Life As A Young Man" that knits together the autobiographical observations scattered over several pages of the "Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi" and seamlessly complements "The Story of My Experiments With Truth" to bring into focus the Father of the Nations descriptions of his life in its familial aspect

Developing Northeast India as a gateway to Southeast Asia

(Act East Policy and Northeast India by Sreeradha Datta, publisher Vitasta Publishing, pages 315; cost Rs. 850)

The 'dodgy' working of India's cash-rich cricket board (Book Review)

Ramachandra Guha is one of India's most respected contemporary historians and has been a cricket fanatic since his formative years - he is now 62 - and a harsh critic of the BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India) for the "shady nature if its financial operations" accentuated by the IPL

Romancing the rich, ancient weaponry of Jodhpur

He holds a DPhil from Oxford in Indian Anthropology, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society; he ran an antique picture gallery in Sussex and restored a 15th-century villa and garden in Florence before he found his true calling in chronicling the world of ancient arms and ammunition

Stitching together the incomplete lives of complete women (Book Review)

"It has been a blessed ride. Through the contrasting landscapes of experiences, I have learnt to see others better, to respect their otherness as we co-travel through this transition," says seasoned actress Susmita Mukherjee, the "Kitty" of the TV serial "Karamchand" of her second book "BAANJH - Incomplete Lives of Complete Women" (Readomania Publishing)

'India 2030' charts an optimistic decade ahead

As the new decade begins, India stands at the crossroads of several simultaneous disruptions, writes Gautam Chikermane, an author who tracks the world of money, power and faith, in "India 2030 - The Rise of a Rajasic Nation", a compendium of 20 scholarly essays by thought leaders from diverse fields ranging from politics, economics and foreign policy to health care and energy who predict what the current decade has in store

Exploring the 'other side' of Kashmir

'Forgotten Kashmir' examines the evolution of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) over the past seven decades

Memoirs of a vice president: Was his contribution to India undermined?

Mohammed Hamid Ansari, after a long and distinguished career during which he served as India's envoy to five countries and as the Permanent Representative at the UN, served two terms as Vice President, an honour previously accorded only to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

'Imaginative policymaking': 12-point agenda to restore economy post-pandemic (Book Review)

Indias revival in a post-pandemic world is not just about getting the economic policy right, but also about getting governance and national priorities right, political commentator and policy analyst Sanjaya Baru writes in "Beyond Coronaviruss Shadow - Mapping Indias Economic Resurgence"

'The Vanishing....' another attempt at cracking the Netaji Bose mystery

Did the declassification of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's files on December 3, 2019, really unravel the mystery behind his alleged disappearance and death in an air crash in Taipei? As the nation celebrates the 125th anniversary of his birth comes "The Vanishing of Subhash Bose -- The Mystery Unlocked" by Delhi-based lawyer and author Rajesh Talwar, a well-researched book that carefully analyses all three inquiries into Bose's alleged disappearance, which has never been attempted before in this manner

Kargil 1999 and its relevance to the India-China LAC standoff

The first edition of Lt. Gen. Y M Bammi (retd) Kargil 1999: The impregnable conquered, with its 800-plus pages, annexures, maps and additional documents are the most widely compiled book on the intense actions/battles during Pakistan’s ambitious misadventure

The Kamala Harris saga continues with another biography

"Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last," the US Vice President-elect's mother Shyamala Harris told her once, says this revelatory and inspiring biography of the female icon of the moment, to be released on the day she takes office on January 20

Politics of warmongering: Can India defeat China and Pakistan?

National Security and Conventional Arms Race - Spectre of A Nuclear War is an unusual book that deals with India’s national security in an omnibus manner and it is also dizzying by way of the format chosen by the author,  Dr. N.C. Asthana, IPS (retd)

'Kamala's Way' charts an engaging journey from California to Washington

Just how did the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country's most effective power players? Through the human touch, by turning defeat into victory and most of all, by doing things her way, a timely biography of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President-elect says

‘Making of a General: A Himalayan Echo’ is a valuable reference piece on the Northeast

Many Indians do not know much about the Northeast with its earlier seven and now eight states after the inclusion of Sikkim



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