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Feminine fortitude

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M K Chandra Bose reviews legendary tale spinner Sunil Gangopadhyay's translated short stories in 'Primal Woman'...

Book Rack

<em><strong>Disconnect<br /></strong></em><em><strong>Devra Davis&nbsp;</strong></em><em><strong>Jaico 2014, <br />pp 285, <br />Rs...

Nostalgic conveyance

The very mention of French writer Dominique Lapierre's name brings to mind two popular books written by him - City of Joy and Freedom at...

Of all English traits

There's a difference between stories that are simply about the United Kingdom and stories written by someone who is deeply entrenched in what makes up...

Rising to occasions with tricks up her sleeve

The Legend of Ramulamma by Vithal Rajan is a collection of short tales bound together by a rather unusual character.

Collection of voices

NOT JUST BOLLYWOOD Tula Goenka Om 2014, pp 452 Rs 395

There are an increasing number of books being written on Indian cinema. Shelves in Indian bookstores ...

Bits of L'italiano

ONE NIGHT IN ITALY Lucy Diamond Pan Macmillan 2014, pp 480 Rs 399

Lucy Diamond's One Night in Italy opened up new vistas of the Italian world to me. An intriguing story of the lives of three women,...

The better aper

WEAREALLCOMPLETELY BESIDEOURSELVES  Karen Joy Fowler Hachette 2014, pp 320 Rs 499

With a dash of humour, this Booker-nominated story by Karen Joy Fowler urges us to reconsider our sense of being 'superior' to other animals, writes...

Photo Gallery
Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

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