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Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

What really produces success? By looking at the science behind what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them — and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Two men have died trying to do this. Outside Magazine declared…… Continue reading Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

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Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs

Tell us a bit about the genesis of Served with Love. P: In my opinion, all stories begin around food. Actually, good stories begin around good food. I remember reading a post on Facebook that said ‘No great story begins with that one time I was eating a salad’. I laughed so hard at that.…… Continue reading Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs

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#MothersDay: 12 Books That are Perfect Gifts for Moms Who Love Reading

1. The Namesake — Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all…… Continue reading #MothersDay: 12 Books That are Perfect Gifts for Moms Who Love Reading

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Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

Ajeet Sharma, the author of the novel Three Marketeers (published jointly by HarperCollins India and Black Ink) is a marketing expert, a business school professor, and a keen follower of trends and action in the business world. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. In his career, spanning more than…… Continue reading Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

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April Picks: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction

The Case for Impeachment offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, and Bill Clinton’s hearings. Lichtman shows how US President Donald Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents. As the Nixon Administration dismissed the…… Continue reading April Picks: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction

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Finding Christopher Tucker: The Man Who Made the Ramsay Horror Masks

In the 1970s and ’80s – a period of churn in Hindi films, when commercial cinema was at its Amitabh Bachchan-fuelled peak and art-house movies were truly pushing the envelope – the Ramsay brothers burst on to the scene with their horror film-making spree. They were subaltern films (of a sort), yes. Disruptive too. The…… Continue reading Finding Christopher Tucker: The Man Who Made the Ramsay Horror Masks

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April Picks: Our Top Five Indian New Releases

Eat. Delete. Junior.  To mitigate the general furore and misunderstanding surrounding child nutrition comes this important new book from Pooja Makhija, the bestselling author of Eat Delete. The junior edition is a guide that will help parents emerge victorious over the ultimate child-rearing battleground: the dinner table. How does a child’s palate develop? What happens if…… Continue reading April Picks: Our Top Five Indian New Releases

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The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome

Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward,…… Continue reading The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome

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Sorry, You Can’t Fight Fat by Dieting

Body nirvana is a state where your waist size does not define your worth. Believe it or not, but shame, anger, helplessness, loneliness or traumas can act as tiny brakes and make weight loss difficult. In her new book The Body Nirvana: More Than Just A Weight Loss Book, author and psychologist Garima Gupta urges readers to remember…… Continue reading Sorry, You Can’t Fight Fat by Dieting

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‘My genetic coding is that of a storyteller’: Kiran Nagarkar

Kiran Nagarkar If I had thought like a sensible person for two minutes, that’s right, just two minutes, Saat Sakkam Trechalis would never have been written. Whatever happened was because of an absence of thought. To write a novel, and that too in Marathi … surely I would have realized that this was completely beyond…… Continue reading ‘My genetic coding is that of a storyteller’: Kiran Nagarkar