Kannur: Inside India’s Bloodiest Revenge Politics (Penguin Viking)

A sleepy coastal district in the scenic south Indian state of Kerala, Kannur has metamorphosed into a hotbed of political violence in the past few decades. Even as India heaves into the age of technology and economic growth, the town has been making it to the national news for brutal murders with sickening regularity. What … Continue reading Kannur: Inside India’s Bloodiest Revenge Politics (Penguin Viking)

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The Making of ‘The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox’

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on the day Mahatma Gandhi was elected the Congress president for the first and the last time on December 25, 1924. But unlike most of his peers, the young Atal didn't think highly of the man who made a movement out of the Congress, which, before he took the helm … Continue reading The Making of ‘The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox’

The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox (Penguin Viking)

Publisher: Penguin Viking Release date: 25 December 2016 Buy the book on Amazon. Despite his grand ‘secular’ statements in Parliament that bordered on the Nehruvian, Atal Bihari Vajpayee has often taken brief excursions into the hardline camp. In 1983, he made an incendiary speech during the Assam elections in which the presence of ‘Bangladeshi foreigners’ in … Continue reading The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox (Penguin Viking)

War Room: The People, Tactics and Technology Behind Narendra Modi’s 2014 Win (Roli Books)

In May 2014, the largest democracy in the world chose a dynamic leader in an election that broke several barriers, records and traditions. Narendra Modi’s rise from being a tea vendor to Prime Minister is the stuff of legend. But the real story lies behind the scenes. It is a tale of ambitious planning, clockwork … Continue reading War Room: The People, Tactics and Technology Behind Narendra Modi’s 2014 Win (Roli Books)