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Reviews and summaries of some must-read books

’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

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

Book Review : The Valmiki Ramayana, Vol. 1, translated by Bibek Debroy

A highly recommended, fascinating read

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...'

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