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In this podcast, National Books Editor Manjula Narayan tells you about books, authors and their journeys. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

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Books & Authors with Kaveree Bamzai, author of No Regrets

Farah Khan, who grew up in a tiny flat the size of her current living room carpet, offers insights in Kaveree Bamzai's book, No Regrets, as do Twinkle Khanna, Sania Mirza, and Smriti Irani, among others. Bamzai's guilt-free woman's guide to a good life tells us what NOT to do on everything from being a mother, to managing money, marriage, anger, and growing old.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Books & Authors with Kaveree Bamzai, author of No Regrets

In conversation with music legend Usha Uthup at the JLF 2019- Throwback

Usha Uthup talks about being the voice of disco in India, her magical connect with the audience, singing in many different languages, and about the Samy Sisters, her older siblings who were famous in 60s Mumbai!

14 MINJAN 20
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In conversation with music legend Usha Uthup at the JLF 2019- Throwback

Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World by Ramachandra Guha

In his latest book, Gandhi; The Years That Changed The World 1914-1948, Ramachandra Guha looks once more at one of the most revered and most controversial figures in modern Indian history. Here, he discusses why Gandhi continues to be relevant.

13 MIN2019 OCT 17
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Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World by Ramachandra Guha

The Untold Story of India's First Newspaper, Andrew Otis

Fearless but flawed! James Hicky, editor of India's first newspaper, was passionate about freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and unafraid to take on even Warren Hastings, governor general of India. Author Andrew Otis, who spent five years researching Hicky’s life and work, talks about the man and his times, about the sorry condition of India’s priceless archives, and about how we are essentially still fighting for freedom of expression though in a vastly different new media environment.

13 MIN2019 OCT 17
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The Untold Story of India's First Newspaper, Andrew Otis

Chidanand Rajghatta author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason

Growing anti-rationalism and hatred led to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Here, Chidanand Rajghatta, author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason, talks about growing up in the era of Mandal and Masjid and the roots of the illiberalism that's threatening to engulf India.

10 MIN2019 OCT 17
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Chidanand Rajghatta author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason

Saba Naqvi, author, Shades of Saffron, talks about her tryst with gaumutra soap

Saba Naqvi’s eminently readable ‘Shades of Saffron’ combines straight reportage and in-depth analysis to present real insights into the rise of the BJP, which she has been covering since 1997. A first-person account of events as they happened that also goes deeper to examine the nature of our complex society, this book includes fascinating nuggets of information and great anecdotes too. Here, Naqvi talks about being a liberal Muslim woman journalist covering the BJP since the 1990s, about her tryst with gaumutra soap, and about such politicians as Vajpayee, Pramod Mahajan and Narendra Modi, whom she sees as a “solitary figure”.

14 MIN2019 OCT 17
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Saba Naqvi, author, Shades of Saffron, talks about her tryst with gaumutra soap

Ira Mukhoty on her book, 'Daughters of the Sun'

The author talks about the dynamic empresses, queens and begums of the Mughal Empire, who are the subject of her eminently readable new book.

15 MIN2019 OCT 17
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Ira Mukhoty on her book, 'Daughters of the Sun'
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Latest Episodes

Books & Authors with Kaveree Bamzai, author of No Regrets

Farah Khan, who grew up in a tiny flat the size of her current living room carpet, offers insights in Kaveree Bamzai's book, No Regrets, as do Twinkle Khanna, Sania Mirza, and Smriti Irani, among others. Bamzai's guilt-free woman's guide to a good life tells us what NOT to do on everything from being a mother, to managing money, marriage, anger, and growing old.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Books & Authors with Kaveree Bamzai, author of No Regrets

In conversation with music legend Usha Uthup at the JLF 2019- Throwback

Usha Uthup talks about being the voice of disco in India, her magical connect with the audience, singing in many different languages, and about the Samy Sisters, her older siblings who were famous in 60s Mumbai!

14 MINJAN 20
Comments
In conversation with music legend Usha Uthup at the JLF 2019- Throwback

Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World by Ramachandra Guha

In his latest book, Gandhi; The Years That Changed The World 1914-1948, Ramachandra Guha looks once more at one of the most revered and most controversial figures in modern Indian history. Here, he discusses why Gandhi continues to be relevant.

13 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World by Ramachandra Guha

The Untold Story of India's First Newspaper, Andrew Otis

Fearless but flawed! James Hicky, editor of India's first newspaper, was passionate about freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and unafraid to take on even Warren Hastings, governor general of India. Author Andrew Otis, who spent five years researching Hicky’s life and work, talks about the man and his times, about the sorry condition of India’s priceless archives, and about how we are essentially still fighting for freedom of expression though in a vastly different new media environment.

13 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
The Untold Story of India's First Newspaper, Andrew Otis

Chidanand Rajghatta author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason

Growing anti-rationalism and hatred led to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Here, Chidanand Rajghatta, author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason, talks about growing up in the era of Mandal and Masjid and the roots of the illiberalism that's threatening to engulf India.

10 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
Chidanand Rajghatta author of Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason

Saba Naqvi, author, Shades of Saffron, talks about her tryst with gaumutra soap

Saba Naqvi’s eminently readable ‘Shades of Saffron’ combines straight reportage and in-depth analysis to present real insights into the rise of the BJP, which she has been covering since 1997. A first-person account of events as they happened that also goes deeper to examine the nature of our complex society, this book includes fascinating nuggets of information and great anecdotes too. Here, Naqvi talks about being a liberal Muslim woman journalist covering the BJP since the 1990s, about her tryst with gaumutra soap, and about such politicians as Vajpayee, Pramod Mahajan and Narendra Modi, whom she sees as a “solitary figure”.

14 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
Saba Naqvi, author, Shades of Saffron, talks about her tryst with gaumutra soap

Ira Mukhoty on her book, 'Daughters of the Sun'

The author talks about the dynamic empresses, queens and begums of the Mughal Empire, who are the subject of her eminently readable new book.

15 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
Ira Mukhoty on her book, 'Daughters of the Sun'
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