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Published on 04-Jul-2015
The Aspirational Investor, Ashvin B Chhabra, Penguin, 2015, pp 222, Rs 699

Investing is not about beating the markets. It should be about your life's goals. In The Aspirational Investor, the author offers...

An allegorical tale

Published on 04-Jul-2015
The Field of the Cloth of Gold, Magnus Mills, Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 207, Rs 399

Magnus Mills, the bus-driving English author, has written eight novels and The Restraint of Beasts from among them has been shortlisted...

Life less ordinary

Published on 04-Jul-2015
We Are Pirates, Daniel Handler , Bloomsbury,  2015, pp 288, Rs 499

Verily, we are all pirates in search of freedom and happiness! And, in their own disparate ways, so are all characters...

50 shades of mess

Published on 04-Jul-2015

It's been all of four months since the Fifty Shades of Grey film came out. That's four blissful months devoid of lip biting. But now......

Congo chronicles

Published on 27-Jun-2015
Mama Koko And the Hundred Gunmen,  Lisa J Shannon,  Public Affairs 2015, pp 213, Rs 1,784

Charlie Hebdo killings may have moved the world, but continuing massacre in Congo has largely gone unnoticed.

A real-time fiction

Published on 27-Jun-2015
Boston Brahmin's Widow, Keron Bhatta charya, Jay Publishers,  2015, pp 170, Rs 295

A book filled with observations on human follies and foibles is what struck me on reading Keron Bhattacharya's Boston Brahmin's Widow...

The final journey

Published on 27-Jun-2015

This novel brings to life an exciting chapter in history, as it traces the events culminating in the Opium Wars of the 19th century...

Tragedy central

Published on 20-Jun-2015
Drowning Fish, Swati Chanda,  Hachette,  2015, pp 326, Rs 399

"All the lonely people/ Where do they all come from?/All the lonely people/Where do they all belong?". Substitute the word displaced...

Living with Stalin

Published on 20-Jun-2015
Stalin's Daughter, Rosemary Sullivan ,Harper,  2015, pp 741, Rs 1,751

The strongest proof that Svetlana Alliluyeva was Joseph Stalin's daughter is that this small, demure-looking redhead scared people...

Solace seekers

Published on 20-Jun-2015
Sleeping on Jupiter ,Anuradha Roy,Hachette, 2015, pp 250, Rs 499

It is now somewhat par for the course that each new book by Anuradha Roy is accompanied by a steadily growing buzz. To add to......

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Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

British Grand Prix 2015...

British Grand Prix 2015...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

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