Zeynep Tufecki’s book, Twitter and Tear Gas, is an insightful analysis of the impact of social media on protests and social movements in today’s radically networked societies.
Garry Kasparov’s latest book asks important questions about Artificial Intelligence, using his own battle with Deep Blue as a guide.
Prashant Jha’s book, ‘How the BJP Wins’, is an incisive look at how Narendra Modi and Amit Shah transformed Indian politics.
Kaveh Yazdani’s India, Modernity, and the Great Divergence is a fascinating exploration of why India fell behind the Western world in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Edward Luce’s new book addresses the crisis in Western liberalism — but focuses on symptoms rather than the underlying condition.
The British Empire was cruel, rapacious and racist. But contrary to what Shashi Tharoor writes in An Era Of Darkness, the fault for India’s miseries lies upon itself.
A seminal article written in 1890 provides a definition for the ages.
James Scott’s lucid Against The Grain provides a fascinating refutation of mainstream narratives of civilization.
In his new book, Cass Sunstein argues that the perfect filtering that platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide is a serious challenge to democratic deliberation and free expression.
Have you ever wondered about the key growth drivers of companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, and Uber? One thing ties together the business models of all these companies.
TCA Raghavan’s book, ‘Attendant Lords’, is a vivid — and timely — reconstruction on 16th century life in Mughal India.
Bergman tries to imagine a better future that is equal parts fantastical and plausible through a three pronged strategy of universal basic income, a reduced working week and open borders.
For those who have been flummoxed with the question of what truly constitutes populism, how it originated, and the dangers it presents to democracy, there is help. A slim book titled What is Populism? by Jan-Werner Müller provides the answers.
Over the last decade, there have been many excellent books and doctoral theses about this fascinating state. So many, in fact, that it has become hard to write about Pakistan and find something new to say. This is precisely why Tilak Devasher’s Pakistan: Courting the Abyss sets itself apart.
Few external intelligence agencies are powerful enough to back governments of other nation-states. Fewer still have their own terrorist outfits. Hardly anyone can be credited with toppling their own governments. The ISI of Pakistan has done all three.
In Payoff, Ariely sets about studying this complex nature of motivation. As is the case with all his other books, he does this through a series of interesting experiments where the participants are asked to perform simple tasks under different control conditions.