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Published on 01-Aug-2015
Scion of Ikshvaku,  Amish,  Westland, 2015, pp 354, Rs 350

3400 BC India. Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. Money is sucked out of the empire...

A traveller's legacy

Published on 01-Aug-2015
Wanderers  All ,Janhavi Acharekar, Harper Collins 2015, pp 428, Rs 499

A fine blend of historical fiction, memoir and travelogue is what strikes on reading Acharekar's Wanderers, All...

Things that matter

Published on 01-Aug-2015
The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times, A C Grayling , Bloomsbury 2015, pp 320, Rs 499

We may have missed reading several editorials in newspapers at some point or the other and sometimes for a long stretch...

A lot left unsaid

Published on 01-Aug-2015

Acclaimed Canadian writer Jane Urquhart often works within a particular wistful mood - her stories, whether contemporary or historical...

Delicacy of words

Published on 25-Jul-2015
Wallflowers, Eliza Robertson, Bloomsbury  2015, pp 294, Rs 480

These delicately crafted stories probe the human capacity to cope with loss and reach out for intimacy. The rich, vivid images...

When grief strikes

Published on 25-Jul-2015
I Saw a Man Owen Sheers, Faber & Faber, 2015, pp 257, Rs 316 (Kindle)

Something bad has happened, we learn in the first sentence of Owen Sheers's new novel, I Saw a Man, something that "changed all...

Sad truths of life

Published on 25-Jul-2015
The Orphanage for Words, Shinie Antony, Rupa 2015, pp 188, Rs 250

There are times when one comes across a book that strikes one numb for a while and makes you want to walk out for some...

What lies beneath?

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Don't Let Him Know,  Sandip Roy,  Bloomsbury 2015, pp 245, Rs 499

It all starts with a letter. A plaintive letter written by someone who feels wronged, dumped. A letter meant for someone...

A shot at reality

Published on 18-Jul-2015
The Harder They Come , T C Boyle,  Bloomsbury 2015, pp 384, Rs 499

The writer Henry Miller's 1930s description of the US, as an air-conditioned nightmare, was referenced in the 1960s...

Un'finch'ingly racist

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Random House 2015, pp 320, Rs 799

We remember Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's 1960 classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, as that novel's moral conscience: kind...

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A bike rally organized by Mangalore Java Yezdi Motorcycle Club and The United Bikersí of Mangaluru..

A bike rally organized by Mangalore Java Yezdi Motorcycle Club and The United Bikersí of Mangaluru..

Kids testing ice cream cone on the occasion of 'Friendship day'...

Kids testing ice cream cone on the occasion of 'Friendship day'...

A girl takes selfie with her friends on the occasion of 'Friendship day' near UB City in Bengaluru..

A girl takes selfie with her friends on the occasion of 'Friendship day' near UB City in Bengaluru..

'Suravi Odissi dance students presenting Odissi dance at the Naman, a festival of Odissi dance...

'Suravi Odissi dance students presenting Odissi dance at the Naman, a festival of Odissi dance...

A view of a flooded road on the banks of river Ganga, pictured after heavy monsoon rains...

A view of a flooded road on the banks of river Ganga, pictured after heavy monsoon rains...

Actor Kangana Ranaut walks the ramp as the showstopper for designer Manav Gangwani...

Actor Kangana Ranaut walks the ramp as the showstopper for designer Manav Gangwani...

A stray dog takes the support of a woman to cross a flooded street in Kolkata on Sunday...

A stray dog takes the support of a woman to cross a flooded street in Kolkata on Sunday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Jodhpur...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Jodhpur...

A pair of squirrel in New Delhi on Sunday...

A pair of squirrel in New Delhi on Sunday...

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A pair of Myna in New Delhi on Sunday...

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