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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
India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

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