Young Russian writer Alisa Ganieva is thrilled about her works getting translated into Indian languages

ALISA GANIEVA WAS not meant to be born in Moscow, but in her native Dagestan in southernmost Russia. Her place of birth happens to be the national capital of the erstwhile Soviet Union because she was born prematurely to her parents, both researchers at the Moscow University and hailing from the less developed Caucasus region … Continue reading Young Russian writer Alisa Ganieva is thrilled about her works getting translated into Indian languages

“Voters Are Intelligent Enough to Distinguish Between Politicians and Football” — In Conversation with Simon Kuper

SIMON KUPER IS one of the world’s most renowned football writers. A widely read Financial Times columnist, Kuper, who co-authored Soccernomics with sports economist Stefan Szymanski, had been working on region-specific editions of their best-selling work. Recently, they came out with a revised edition of the book, drawing upon new market inputs and data. The 48-year-old Uganda-born British writer, … Continue reading “Voters Are Intelligent Enough to Distinguish Between Politicians and Football” — In Conversation with Simon Kuper

Tariq Ali Resurrects Lenin from the Distortions of History (Book Review)

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution | Tariq Ali | Verso | 384 Pages | Rs 1,750 SOVIET-ERA PUBLICATIONS have for long offered us a highly truncated picture of Vladimir Lenin. Besides those endless hagiographies, I remember reading one book that was slightly different for the age before the fall of the … Continue reading Tariq Ali Resurrects Lenin from the Distortions of History (Book Review)

Edward Snowden’s ‘Angels’ in Hong Kong Hounded by Official Agencies

LATE LAST WEEK, Robert Tibbo got a call from the Hong Kong Police who confirmed that the immigration department was not investigating a case that is considered a major embarrassment to the global financial hub. It reportedly involves crime-department officials from Sri Lanka on a clandestine visit to Hong Kong to snoop on—or do worse … Continue reading Edward Snowden’s ‘Angels’ in Hong Kong Hounded by Official Agencies