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Published on 27-Jun-2015
Ahmedabad - A city in the world Amrita Shah,  Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 216,  Rs 499

Ahmedabad is India's seventh largest city, where Mahatma Gandhi launched his struggle against British rule. The city is known today for being....

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......

All smoke, no fire

Published on 13-Jun-2015
Green Signals: Ecology, Growth and Democracy in India Jairam Ramesh Oxford University Press 2015, pp 616, Rs 850

Need it be said that integrating environmental concerns into the mainstream of economic growth is beset with unresolved complexities...

Revisiting the Raj

Published on 13-Jun-2015
LYNSDALE RAJ, Hugh & Colleen Gantzer Niyogi Books 2015, pp 287, Rs. 395

Historical fiction usually has two purposes: to entertain and to re-evaluate or revisit a past society. This book, called Lynsdale Raj..

Life in a nutshell

Published on 13-Jun-2015

William Styron's literary reputation was in limbo, if not apocalyptic decline, well before his death in 2006. His big novels - Lie Down in Darkness......

Photo Gallery
Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

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