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Published on 14-Jan-2017
Palace of Assassins, Aditya Iyengar, Hachette, 2016, pp 223, Rs 299

The battle of Kurukshetra has come to its catastrophic end. As Ashwatthama regains consciousness, he realises that he has been condemned...

Referential mystery

Published on 14-Jan-2017
Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz, Hachette 2016, pp 200, Rs 499

It says something about Agatha Christie that her formalisation of the "cosy" murder mystery is the de facto form today...

Making sense of chaos

Published on 14-Jan-2017
Skyfire, Aroon Raman, Pan Macmillan 2016, pp 242,Rs 299

India's Robert Ludlum (or Dan Brown, if you will!) presents his new book, Skyfire...

All eyes on her

Published on 14-Jan-2017
Michelle Obama

Who will Americans miss more, Barack or Michelle Obama? He needs her, it's become clear, the way ivy needs...

New player in the ring

Published on 07-Jan-2017
The Correspondence, J D Daniels, Penguin 2017, pp 126, Rs 1,059

Don't make your books any shorter, please," Graham Greene begged his friend Muriel Spark in a 1974 letter, "or you'll disappear...

Rekha, as an enigma

Published on 07-Jan-2017
Rekha: The Untold Story Yasser Usman Juggernaut 2016, pp 231, Rs 499

Rekha continues to be an enigmatic figure in the Hindi film industry. Now seen as something of a recluse, she is certainly enough...

Fine untangling

Published on 07-Jan-2017

This Japanese crime phenomenon is now a bestseller in the UK, with dozens of glowing testimonials regarding its brilliance...

Runaway hits

Published on 31-Dec-2016

A neurosurgeon in his 30s writes about his love for medicine and the unexpected turn his life takes when he is diagnosed...

Favourite reads of 2016

Published on 31-Dec-2016

Favourite reads of 2016...

A win for variety

Published on 31-Dec-2016

So, shall we start with Z? In a year where so many things have happened in so many ways, most of them surprising...

Photo Gallery
London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

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