Ted Grant had certainly made a significant impact on British politics as the founder and theoretical inspirer of the Militant Tendency. The success of Militant had turned us into a household name.
So, here we go again! Singing paeans to the one and only Sachin Tendulkar has been a national pastime long enough for the unconverted not to be unduly perturbed. After all, in a country starved of genuine heroes, he was a godsend during his days.
Foreign correspondents in India are increasingly turning authors and spelling out their takes on the country. BBC's Sam Miller authored A Strange Kind of Paradise, and ex-Financial Times journalist John Elliott wrote Implosion: India’s Tryst With Reality.
While convention and prevailing superstition demands that one must not compare one’s age with somebody who has given up his ghost, I couldn’t help but ponder what had I achieved when I was 27.
There is scarcely a world leader whose life and times have been under such a global scanner than the assassinated US President, John F Kennedy. With the exception of, most probably, Adolf Hitler. A colourful man in every sense, JFK has evoked extreme feelings among the Americans. However, he was probably the only one among his peers who commanded some sort of respect in the opposition base as well. And that speaks a lot.
When Lesley Hazleton, an agnostic Jewish female and a journalist, decided to write down the biography of Prophet Muhammad, it did raise certain eyebrows....
Selecting only 40 Hindi films that are lost in the mist of time could not have been a cakewalk. But reading 40 Retakes – Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed – is a breeze. The list may be debatable but the intention of the exercise certainly isn’t.
PG Wodehouse's Jeeves and Bertie Wooster are probably the most celebrated characters of 20th century English literature. In the six decades that they jointly entertained generations of readers, they did not show any sign of ageing.
Amongst the many things, Flora is, it is most pronouncedly an account of how your childhood changes shape when you are in it, and when you look back at it years later as an adult.
Accra-born novelist and screenwriter William Boyd knew James Bond inside out. But when commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate to write a new thriller
At the very beginning of this review, I need to give a disclosure. I am a member of Liverpool FC Fan Club for close to a decade now. A paid member at that. And thus, to review....
In the year 2005, while Rajmohan Gandhi was in Pakistan interviewing people for his encyclopedic effort to chronicle Punjab and it’s long history, he received a message from a woman who insisted...
Since currency became medium of exchange for delivery of goods and services, banks have played a crucial role in shaping the life of individuals, communities, institutions, nations and their economies for a long time now.
The economic reforms that kicked off in 1991 not only ended the licence permit raj but also gave boost to private enterprise and entrepreneurs to bloom.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made water an important part of its Delhi poll manifesto and kept asserting that if it came to power it would 700 litres free water to the people.