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The crime quotient

Published on 28-Feb-2015

Writing as Harry Brandt, Richard Price follows characters, many of them New York detectives, haunted by, and hunting for...

Frenetic fantasy

Published on 28-Feb-2015
The Great Zoo of China Matthew Reilly Orion Books 2014, pp 529 599

Australian action-novelist Matthew Reilly, a big fan of Hollywood blockbusters, hopes to one day direct a movie adapted...

Long story, short

Published on 28-Feb-2015
Doppelganger  Madhavi S  Mahadevan Penguin 2014, pp 369 499

Doppelganger is an endearing, heartwarming collection of short stories by Madhavi S Mahadevan, woven around the titled theme...

Book rack

Published on 28-Feb-2015

This is musical coming of age drama of four friends at a fictional music school in Kolkata. When a music conference precipitates...

Loosely draped tale

Published on 21-Feb-2015
beyond politics  Sonia Gandhi

The most obvious question that comes to mind after reading Javier Moro's The Red Sari is why Congressmen did not want...

Islands in the stream

Published on 21-Feb-2015
Islands: Short Stories  Keki N Daruwalla  Tranquebar 2014, pp 208 325

Iam a rock; I am an island... And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries... sang Simon & Garfunkel famously...

An ode to characters

Published on 21-Feb-2015
The Empty Pedestal and Other Stories R M Rajgopal Dronequill 2014, pp 183 295

The Empty Pedestal and Other Stories, the first book by R M Rajgopal, is a compilation of 21 short stories...

It's her way or no way, in Delhi

Published on 21-Feb-2015
A Bad Character Deepti Kapoor Penguin 2014, pp 240 499

The title character of Deepti Kapoor's searing debut is dead by Line 1, but I still read A Bad Character in one frantic sitting...

Dreams for India

Published on 14-Feb-2015
VISIONARY Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, spelled his dreams in the letters he wrote to state ministers...

To not do nothing

Published on 14-Feb-2015

There are some books that stay with you after the last page is turned. This is one of them. Miss Carter's War is an extraordinary...

Photo Gallery
Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

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