Kabir Taneja speaks about his book on ISIS in South Asia

Kabir Taneja, a research Fellow at Observer Research Foundation’s Strategic Studies Programme, in his book, ‘The ISIS Peril: The World’s Most Feared Terror Group and its Shadow on South Asia’, brings an in-depth understanding of ‘the historical, cultural and political rise of ISIS in India’ Continue Reading

Author of ‘The Cartiers’ talks about the art of writing history

What started as a search for champagne to celebrate the 90th birthday of her late grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier, Francesca ended up discovering a trunk full of letters which gave her a window of opportunity to peep into times of the Cartiers. But to write a history book, that too a family’s origin story, is no easy feat. How did Francesca do it? Continue Reading

‘The Cartiers’ explores origin story of world’s prestigious jewellery brand

The founding brothers – Louis, Pierre and Jacques of world’s prestigious jewellery brand, Cartier, are credited for transforming their father’s store in Paris into a global luxury icon. None would have heard about their dreams or struggles if it wasn’t for Jacques’ great-granddaughter, Francesca Cartier Brickell. In her book, ‘The Cartiers’, she writes about their lives. Continue Reading

Urban forest at Valasaravakkam

With growing concerns towards climate change, several NGOs and Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) across the city have taken various measures to contribute to help save our environment. Continue Reading

Review: “Meendum Oru Mariyathai” – Lost in Translation

Bharathiraja’s newest flick, Meendum Oru Mariyathai fails to feed the audience with delight. It unnecessarily ends as a blot on this ace director’s filmography. Continue Reading

How do white collar criminals evade justice?

In recent times, several cases of bank loan frauds have flooded the headlines. In nearly every major scams, it can be noted that the accused have always evaded justice – making the system or law that holds such rule breakers accountable – appear weak. Continue Reading

Will blockchain e-voting system help or disrupt election integrity?

The Election Commission (EC) made heads turn when it announced its collaboration with IIT-Madras ‘to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to designated polling station of their respective constituencies’. Continue Reading

Professional life coach shares mantra on achieving goals in new book

The book talks about tools and hacks you can follow to overcome obstacles to achieve success in life. The author is also a qualified chartered accountant and finance professional. Continue Reading