Category Archives: Literature

Change Revisited

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Noted psychologist and celebrated visionary Abraham Maslow once wrote, “Life is moving far more rapidly now than ever before… in the rate of growth of facts, knowledge, techniques, and inventions.” He also said, “We need a different kind of human being, able to live in a world which changes perpetually, who has been […]

Of Agony & Solemnity

PARIBHA VASHIST The recent unexpected and tragic demise of a celebrated Bollywood actor left the entire nation in shock and despair. This incident sparked a series of debates on the issue of mental health and depression. “From desire comes sorrow,” is a Buddhist aphorism for looking at depression, attributed to materialistic attachments and also constant […]

Nehruvian Panorama

PARIBHA VASHIST I ‘inherited’ a rustic copy of the book, An Autobiography, by Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India, or rather, found it desolately [considering that books have emotions] lying in my father’s old bookshelf, untouched for over a decade, as if pleading to be read. This book aroused my interest the moment it […]

Be Your Own CEO

KARAN SHAH Pawan Verma’s refreshing book, Age of the Imperfect Leader: Leading from Strength, challenges the concept and foundation of the successful leader. It spurs readers to aim at a paradigm shift and emerge as effective and inspiring leaders. It also emphasises that leadership thrives in a clear environment of collaboration, not in a command and control […]

This Is India

ARCHIT MODI Strange and Mysterious Places the World Forgot is a fascinating book. It takes the reader on a voyage of [re]discovery  across India — a country as mesmerising as its people and history. In the process, it provides us with a riveting dekko into some of its most, eerily strange and also mysterious places that are hard to […]

They Came First

MASOOMA SAKRIWALA The book under review is an anthology of poems by Venkatesh Govindarajan, PhD, who identifies himself as a pragmatic environmentalist, more specifically an animal lover. The book celebrates Govindarajan’s humble nature — a man with a heart of gold, especially in this world of cut-throat competition where most of us focus on easy […]

Tipu Unplugged

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR No Indian ruler has aroused as much admiration and hatred as Tipu Sultan, the ‘Tiger of Mysore.’ His is a mixed legacy: a paradox of contrasts and a piebald reflection of our changing times. This piece does not take sides; it looks at the Tipu persona without sporting tinted glasses. First, things first. It was […]