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Reviews and summaries of some must-read books

Here is what RVS Mani, bureaucrat of Congress era, has to say about Hemant Karkare and his involvement in ‘Saffron terror’ narrative

With reference to Hemant Karkare, RVS Mani makes some startling revelations in his book.
Saffron Swords book

Saffron Swords – a book that exposes the lie peddled by Marxist historians that Hindus didn’t have courage

Stories of wars between Hindu warriors and invaders were subverted earlier. A new book re-tells these stories in an Indic way.

Shivam Chaudhary’s ‘Why To Vote For Rahul Gandhi?’ gives an insight into the contribution of the Congress President

The author carried our research on the work carried out by Rahul Gandhi to help make readers make an informed decision
Narendra Modi Censored book by author Ashok Shrivastav

‘Sweets were distributed in DD News office when US denied visa to Narendra Modi’

Doordarshan anchor and journalist Ashok Shrivastav has revealed many shocking details in his book ‘Narendra Modi Censored’.

Twisted Threads: A brilliant work of satire by Bhavesh Kansara that is bound to leave readers LLRC

A sharp, witty and brilliant satire on today's politics in India, Kansara's book is a must-read.

’80 percent of Vatican Priests are gay’, new book blows the lid of rampant homosexuality within ‘homophobic’ Vatican

The book by Frédéric Martel, In the Closet of the Vatican, that is a detailed account of homosexuality within the Church is a “startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican” according to its publisher, Bloomsbury.

A history of India as it happened: Not as it has been written

The revisionism of India’s history books has gained ground in recent decades. Among many such soldiers of truth is Francois Gautier, a foreign French journalist who loved India so much that he stayed put in this country since 1971.

Operation Johar: Author Abhishek Banerjee takes us back in time of left-wing terror in newly formed Jharkhand

In his debut book Operation Johar: A Love Story, author and columnist Abhishek Banerjee walks us down the memory lane of left-wing terror in the newly formed Jharkhand.

Book by Indian Express deputy editor, Sushant Singh, has plagiarised content from a 9 year old article

Sushant Singh, Indian Express deputy editor seems to have shamelessly plagiarised content from a Bharat Rakshat article published 9 years ago

‘If core issues were of political relevance, BJP would have lost several elections’: Aashish Chandorkar on ‘The Fadnavis Years’

The Fadnavis Years focuses greatly on Fadnavis' policy reforms and how he has strengthened BJP's position in the state and has navigated through a highly complicated political scene to only emerge stronger than before.

You don’t need to write a book for that, Sagarika Ghose, your track record reveals you could only be ‘liberal’

Sagarika Ghose and her husband are prime examples of what journalists shouldn't aspire to be.

Michel Houellebecq: The perils of secular atheistic materialism through the eyes of a French ‘Islamophobic’ intellectual

A regular feature in all of Houellebecq's books is a narrator who is non-religious and has an extremely pessimistic view of the world
Regressive Karan Thapar?

Karan Thapar didn’t want Pallavi Joshi in a TV serial because ‘she is dark’, Vivek Agnihotri reveals

Thapar was then heading Home TV. Vivek Agnihotri has written about the incident in his book ‘Urban Naxals’.

Urban Naxals by Vivek Agnihotri : The story of ‘an India where success does not lie in money but surviving’

As someone who has seen the whole Naxal movement first hand, I am glad that Vivek wrote this book to expose them further

Review – Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, by Peter Schweizer

The book could very well be named, 'Secret Empires: How the Indian Political Class Hides Corruption...'

‘The Oligarchs Valley’ by Yasha Levine and the parallels in India

What happened in the USA a century or more back, is happening in India today

How the most intolerant win – Nassim Taleb’s latest book has an important lesson for India

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's latest book 'Skin In The Game' warns about a phenomenon we're seeing in India.

Book Review : ‘The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty’ by Kavita Kané

The book is a beautiful exploration of human contradictions

Book Review : ‘Hinduism and Nature’ by Nanditha Krishna

It blends spirituality, mythology and an analysis of environmental awareness

Book Review – ‘The Sacred Sword: The Legend of Guru Gobind Singh’ By Hindol Sengupta

The characters come alive in a manner that etches itself on the mind of the reader

Prashant Jha’s book “How the BJP wins” shows he knows nothing about the topic

Sweeping generalizations devoid of fact and logic do not make a good non-fiction book

How Twitter helped me become an Author

From cracking 140 character jokes to writing 140 pages of poetry

Five books you should read before the next World Book Day

April 23 is celebrated as the World Book Day and here are some suggestions for reading

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