90 Days by Anirudhya Mitra | Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassins

After 30 years, Anirudhya Mitra narrates his experiences as a journalist in India Today covering the drama of the hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins. The excruciating attention to detail and research are commendable even as the author struggles to condense such thrilling stuff into a cogent and accessible narrative. I appreciate Anirudhya Mitra for writing the book, albeit a bit late, and for providing a deeper understanding of the circumstances, possibilities, and cover-ups. Continue reading 90 Days by Anirudhya Mitra | Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassins

Oldest Continuously Inhabited City of Byblos

Byblos is among the cities listed as candidates for the distinction of the oldest city in the world as it has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years. Carbon-dating tests have set the earliest age of settlement at Byblos around 7000 BCE, however it was not officially established as a city until sometime around 5000 BCE. Continue reading Oldest Continuously Inhabited City of Byblos