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Haunting tales

Published on 24-Jan-2015

There are many adjectives you can use to describe the fiction of French novelist Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize...

Digital denizens

Published on 24-Jan-2015

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's latest book, is a history-cum-serial biography of the digital age that features an unexpected star - Ada Byron Lovelace.

Tasteful display

Published on 24-Jan-2015
Spice Story  Hugh and Colleen Gantzer  Niyogi Books 2014, pp 268 1,500

M S Swaminathan sums up the book's mission in his foreword by concluding that he commends it "to all those who are interested in...

Book rack

Published on 24-Jan-2015

Kerrigan is set to write a guidebook aboutCopenhagen's drinking establishments, of which there are over 1,500. The only problem with his proposed project is his...

Differing struggles

Published on 17-Jan-2015

This is a lively and engaging tale about three girls of Asian descent trying to make it in show business in mid- 20th century USA.......

Indian boyhood

Published on 17-Jan-2015

Decades and decades after remaining absorbed in Swami and Friends, I had the joy of reading a very satisfactory novel about school life....

Rise of an autocrat

Published on 17-Jan-2015
A Complex man Russian leader Joseph Stalin

The voluminous narrative, 'Stalin...', is in part an account of Russia's political icon, but it mostly presents the fall of czarist Russia, writes Serge Schmemann...

'Others' strike back

Published on 10-Jan-2015

We really don't know how the Booker might have changed the equation, but both this one and the book...

Messing with nature

Published on 10-Jan-2015
The Human Age Diane Ackerman Hachette 2014, pp 344 499

This book is a brilliant commentary on the ways in which humans are shaping the planet...

On a streak of losses

Published on 10-Jan-2015
Losing My Religion Vishwas Mudagal Fingerprint 2014, pp 350 199

The reality show and the appearance of a certain American billionaire are also awkward...

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarding a winner cadet during the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarding a winner cadet during the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in...

An illuminated Raisina Hills after the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in...

An illuminated Raisina Hills after the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in...

Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai Hockey players in action during their HIL match in Ranchi on...

Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai Hockey players in action during their HIL match in Ranchi on...

International body builder Ricardo Corriea at the BodyPower Expo 2015 in Bengaluru on Wednesday. PTI

International body builder Ricardo Corriea at the BodyPower Expo 2015 in Bengaluru on Wednesday. PTI

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Supporters of AAP listen to convener Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign in Shakurpur...

Supporters of AAP listen to convener Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign in Shakurpur...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

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