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Published on 18-Feb-2017
The CEO Who Lost His Head, Aditya Sinha, Pan Macmillan, 2017, pp 265, Rs 299

Morning Analysis CEO Buster Das has been found dead in his office with his head bashed in. When an unlikely detective duo Sandesh Solvekar...

Relations in dull times

Published on 18-Feb-2017
Autumn, Ali Smith, Hamish Hamilton 2016, pp 260, Rs 449

When Ali Smith's eighth novel, Autumn, was published in Britain last fall, it was hailed as the first serious work of post-Brexit fiction..

Constructed on fright

Published on 18-Feb-2017
No Man's Land, David Baldacci, Pan Macmillan 2016, pp 417, Rs 599

At a time when many US-born thriller-writers keep concocting plots where all things evil are perpetrated by a ruthless foreign agency...

A bloody deep cut

Published on 18-Feb-2017

This is a biography of what the authors William Dalrymple and Anita Anand call "the world's most infamous diamond."

Of Amba's angst

Published on 11-Feb-2017

A recent article in The Guardian, authored by Indonesian novelist-poet-essayist Laksmi Pamuntjak, talks about Indonesia...

Making & breaking

Published on 11-Feb-2017
Lahore in the Time of the Raj, Ian talbot & Tahir Kamran, Penguin, 2016, pp 269, Rs. 599

Lahore was once the shining star of undivided North India, a glittering crown that was the hub of trading, higher education....

Who'll defend earth?

Published on 11-Feb-2017
The four legendary kingdoms, Matthew Reilly, Hachette, 2016, pp 430, Rs. 499

Right from the first scene of The Four Legendary Kingdoms, we know what we're in for. Our hero, Jack West...

Spy on the run

Published on 04-Feb-2017

I have to start with a confession - I have enjoyed Stephenie Meyer's other books; the Twilight series as well as The Host...

New from the old

Published on 04-Feb-2017
Second Encounter Ramapada Chowdhury, translated by Swapna Dutta Niyogi  2016, pp 118 295

An unforgotten old romance is rekindled and fading dreams are revived in Ramapada Chowdhury's novella Second Encounter...

Another control freak

Published on 04-Feb-2017
The Girl Before J P Delaney Ballantine Books  2017, pp 336 1,432

The stars of The Girl Before are an architect, two women and a high-tech house so sadistic that it practically spanks them...

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A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

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