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Published on 25-Jul-2015
The Dalai Lama's Cat And The Power of Meow,   David Michie,  Hay House, 2015, pp 198,  Rs. 399

In the latest instalment of the Dalai Lama's Cat series, His Holinesss Cat (HHC) is on a mission - to think less, to experience...

Delicacy of words

Published on 25-Jul-2015
Wallflowers, Eliza Robertson, Bloomsbury  2015, pp 294, Rs 480

These delicately crafted stories probe the human capacity to cope with loss and reach out for intimacy. The rich, vivid images...

When grief strikes

Published on 25-Jul-2015
I Saw a Man Owen Sheers, Faber & Faber, 2015, pp 257, Rs 316 (Kindle)

Something bad has happened, we learn in the first sentence of Owen Sheers's new novel, I Saw a Man, something that "changed all...

Sad truths of life

Published on 25-Jul-2015
The Orphanage for Words, Shinie Antony, Rupa 2015, pp 188, Rs 250

There are times when one comes across a book that strikes one numb for a while and makes you want to walk out for some...

What lies beneath?

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Don't Let Him Know,  Sandip Roy,  Bloomsbury 2015, pp 245, Rs 499

It all starts with a letter. A plaintive letter written by someone who feels wronged, dumped. A letter meant for someone...

A shot at reality

Published on 18-Jul-2015
The Harder They Come , T C Boyle,  Bloomsbury 2015, pp 384, Rs 499

The writer Henry Miller's 1930s description of the US, as an air-conditioned nightmare, was referenced in the 1960s...

Un'finch'ingly racist

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Random House 2015, pp 320, Rs 799

We remember Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's 1960 classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, as that novel's moral conscience: kind...

Into the darkness

Published on 11-Jul-2015
England and Other Stories, Graham SwiftSimon & Schuster 2015, pp 480, Rs 360

An undertow of melancholy tugs at Graham Swift's characters, threatening to pull them under - or at least backward. Time is a Moebius...

Poet & his muse

Published on 11-Jul-2015
Black Venus , James, Mac  Manus Duckworth , pp 352, Rs 399

"Old Paris was made for revolution," says journalist-novelist James MacManus in an early chapter of Black Venus, his novel...

Parisian war saga

Published on 11-Jul-2015

Modiano has been called the poet of the Occupation. Both these novellas (part of an Occupation trilogy) are set during...

Photo Gallery
A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

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