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Published on 30-Apr-2016
The Silk Road - A Biography, Jonathan Clements , Speaking Tiger, 2016, pp 243, Rs 350

The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey, a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China...

The final frontier

Published on 30-Apr-2016
Old Age: A Beginner's Guide, Michael Kinsley, Tim Duggan Books 2016, pp 160, $18

Journalist Michael Kinsley was 43 when he learnt he had Parkinson's disease, and about 50 when he announced that fact to the world...

A story sans soul

Published on 30-Apr-2016
The Visitors, Patrick O'Keefe, Bloomsbury 2015, pp 275, Rs 278

The Visitors can be summed up as an 'Irish' novel that tries to capture the rhythm of provincial Irish life and the experience...

Reality & illusion

Published on 30-Apr-2016

Much ink has been spilt already on this thriller yarn from the redoubtable Malayalam writer Benyamin. Manjaveyilmaranangal...

Art of a murder

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Maestra is the work of L S Hilton, who is otherwise the British historian Lisa Hilton, but wanted to give voice to her inner babe. Hilton has talked up the independence and sexual freedom of her main character, Judith Rashleigh. But hold the phone: Maestra is terribly confused about what constitutes Judith's idea of a good time.

L S Hilton's thriller follows a young art world denizen as she hooks up with billionaires and commits the occasional...

All kinds of love

Published on 23-Apr-2016

A child vanishes into thin air while playing in her front garden, leaving the mother distraught and the police puzzled...

Life in servitude

Published on 23-Apr-2016

It has to be said: this book has two immediate hooks. One is the gorgeous Modigliani nude sprawled on the cover...

A bag of twists

Published on 16-Apr-2016

One can almost hear the gears turning in David Baldacci's head as he writes this novel. "Hmm, so I have ...

Wit wins the day

Published on 16-Apr-2016
The Bed Moved: Stories Rebecca Schiff Alfred A Knopf 2016, pp 160 1,624

To read the novels and stories of Karen Russell, Sheila Heti, Rivka Galchen, Adelle Waldman, Alexandra Kleeman...

The world of books

Published on 16-Apr-2016
The Girl who Ate Books Nilanjana Roy  Fourth Estate 2016, pp 304 499

You always remember the first book you read. And that first book sets you possibly on a never-ending journey of reading ...

Photo Gallery
A model walls the ramp at a fashion event in Ludhiana on Saturday...

A model walls the ramp at a fashion event in Ludhiana on Saturday...

A view of the West of Chord road, Rajajinagar 1st block Fly-Over inaugurated by Chief Minister...

A view of the West of Chord road, Rajajinagar 1st block Fly-Over inaugurated by Chief Minister...

Vehicles passing through snow bound Zojila Pass, situated at a height of 11,516 feet, on its way...

Vehicles passing through snow bound Zojila Pass, situated at a height of 11,516 feet, on its way...

An Army jawan stands guard at Zojila Pass, situated at a height of 11,516 feet...

An Army jawan stands guard at Zojila Pass, situated at a height of 11,516 feet...

The first transgander Presiding Officer Ria Sarkar in front of a Polling Station during 5th phase...

The first transgander Presiding Officer Ria Sarkar in front of a Polling Station during 5th phase...

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar pays tribute...

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar pays tribute...

Aircraft of the British aerobatics team Global Stars perform during second day of the the three-day.

Aircraft of the British aerobatics team Global Stars perform during second day of the the three-day.

People are travelling in underground stretch of the Namma Metro between the Mysuru road station...

People are travelling in underground stretch of the Namma Metro between the Mysuru road station...

The high rider-ship was evident as large number of commuters were thronging the station...

The high rider-ship was evident as large number of commuters were thronging the station...

Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...

Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...