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Haunting tales

Published on 24-Jan-2015

There are many adjectives you can use to describe the fiction of French novelist Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize...

Digital denizens

Published on 24-Jan-2015

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's latest book, is a history-cum-serial biography of the digital age that features an unexpected star - Ada Byron Lovelace.

Tasteful display

Published on 24-Jan-2015
Spice Story  Hugh and Colleen Gantzer  Niyogi Books 2014, pp 268 1,500

M S Swaminathan sums up the book's mission in his foreword by concluding that he commends it "to all those who are interested in...

Book rack

Published on 24-Jan-2015

Kerrigan is set to write a guidebook aboutCopenhagen's drinking establishments, of which there are over 1,500. The only problem with his proposed project is his...

Differing struggles

Published on 17-Jan-2015

This is a lively and engaging tale about three girls of Asian descent trying to make it in show business in mid- 20th century USA.......

Indian boyhood

Published on 17-Jan-2015

Decades and decades after remaining absorbed in Swami and Friends, I had the joy of reading a very satisfactory novel about school life....

Rise of an autocrat

Published on 17-Jan-2015
A Complex man Russian leader Joseph Stalin

The voluminous narrative, 'Stalin...', is in part an account of Russia's political icon, but it mostly presents the fall of czarist Russia, writes Serge Schmemann...

'Others' strike back

Published on 10-Jan-2015

We really don't know how the Booker might have changed the equation, but both this one and the book...

Messing with nature

Published on 10-Jan-2015
The Human Age Diane Ackerman Hachette 2014, pp 344 499

This book is a brilliant commentary on the ways in which humans are shaping the planet...

On a streak of losses

Published on 10-Jan-2015
Losing My Religion Vishwas Mudagal Fingerprint 2014, pp 350 199

The reality show and the appearance of a certain American billionaire are also awkward...

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A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

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