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Words of Wisdom by The Modern Monk

Vivekananda is one of the most important figures in the modern imagination of India. He was also an utterly modern man who consistently challenged his own views, and embraced diverse, even conflicting arguments. It is his modernity that appeals to us today and makes him the coolest monk we know. More than 100 years after […]

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Incarnations: India in 50 Lives – Day 2 at Spring Fever 2016 with Sunil Khilnani

March 16, 2016. The slight breeze at the beautiful, open premises of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi was neither too warm nor too chilly – it was pleasant enough to entice folks to Come Out and Read at the annual Penguin Random House Spring Fever. Spring Fever, a festival of – and for – book […]

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The Challenge of Contemporary History – Day of 1 Spring Fever 2016 with Ramachandra Guha

It’s that time of the year when book lovers from all over the country have thronged to the India Habitat Centre in Delhi for the annual Penguin Random House Spring Fever. The fans appear giddy with excitement as they browse through the books from among 5,000 titles published by Penguin and Random House. As in […]

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The Author Talks: An interview with Coomi Kapoor

Coomi Kapoor has been writing as a journalist, writer and political commentator for more than four decades. Educated at the Royal Institute of Science and Boston University, she started her career at Motherland, a right wing newspaper in India. She has since served as Chief Editor and Special Correspondent for the Indian Express, the principal […]

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Celebrating the rainbow brigade – 8 influential works on the LGBT community.

It has for long been assumed all over the world that men and women are assigned specific sexual roles that they must adhere to strictly, deviance from which can only harm the deviants. In economic terms, it can be explained as leaving a cartel. Pansie, fag, faggot and even ‘Bulgarians’ are terms that have been […]

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Terror and Faith – Jessie Childs at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Jessie Childs (Extreme Left) , Ahmed Rashid (Left), Llewelyn Morgan (Right), and William Pinch (Extreme Right), moderated by Peter Frankopan (Middle) As the five luminaries take their seats on the stage, the front lawns seem to look fresher than it was yesterday. The rain gods sure did a good job of gifting us a refreshing second […]

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