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Category Archives: Tech

TECNO i5 Pro: Decent smartphone with good camera, battery

  New Delhi: Aiming to carve out a place for itself in India’s highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has introduced TECNO i5 Pro that offers solid battery back-up and a fairly decent camera. The phone is priced at Rs 12,990. Apart from being budget-friendly and offering almost…

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Perceptions, Postures and Pragmatism: India-Pakistan relations down the decades

  Title: The People Next Door — The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699 Shifting from cordial and promising to suspicious and hostile (and back again), regularly overshadowed by history, ideology and perceptions, prone to public posturing but also quiet, behind-the-scenes pragmatism, Indian-Pakistan relations possess…

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Empire-builders, saints and madmen: Russia’s Romanovs and their relevance 

  Title: The Romanovs; Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore; Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Pages: 736; Price: Rs 699 They came to power through blood and suffering and bowed out in blood and upheaval. But in the over three centuries that they ruled, their medium-sized realm on Europe’s far fringes rose to become a multi-continental power that…

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Xiaomi Mi A1: Moto G5s Plus gets real competition 

  New Delhi: When it comes to mid-segment smartphones with loads of impressive features, Xiaomi’s name pops up first — and why not? The China-based manufacturer rules the low- and mid-segment smartphone market in the country. While every other brand is trying to dislodge Xiaomi from the top slot, the Chinese conglomerate has launched the Mi…

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Telling Putin’s side of the story, from Crimea to Trump and more

  Title: The Putin Interviews; Author/Interviewer: Oliver Stone; Publisher: Hot Books/Skyhorse Publishing; Pages: 289; Price: Rs 699 What do we make of Vladimir Putin? There are those who deem him an astute statesman who has brought Russia back from the brink to a state of domestic stability, economic prosperity and international influence, while others are…

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