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Say Hello To Old Beauty
Books Magazine May 01, 2017
Review
The meaning of the most common term for something offering sensual and aesthetic pleasure is analysed to the bones by groups of expert professionals
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    A veteran of our space programme tells a proud, brick-by-brick story of ISRO, built by a band of idealistic young scientists and keen international exchanges
Being And Temporariness
Books Magazine April 24, 2017
Profile
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s first novel teleports through the Malayali-Gulf experience
Malabari Pangs Along Persia Sands
Books Magazine April 17, 2017
Excerpt
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s explosive debut novel Temporary People, a dystopian portrayal of life of Malayalis in the Gulf, has got rave reviews abroad and he is being hailed as the fresh, young voice in fiction. Here, first excerpts from the exceptional book.
Love On Wings Of Clouds
Books Magazine April 10, 2017
Review
Srinivas Reddy’s translation serves Kalidasa’s masterpiece of pining love well. A lyrical effort seeks out the slow rhythms of the mandakranta metre.
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    Wedded to ‘liberalisation’, India has delivered its public health system to private sharks. This book is a plea to correct this terrible mistake.
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    Shahjahanabad, once among the world’s glories, is seen as a chaotic sore. Liddle attempts an image reversal through a historical retelling of its urban culture.
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    The seductions and snares of nationalism are working at many frontiers in India. Last year’s charged, open-air lectures on it at JNU are a compelling read.
A Poet’s Diversions Around A Pothole
Books Magazine March 27, 2017
Review
A gimlet-eyed Gulzar deals with intolerance, a gloating media, persistent injustices, and a failed national project. All are skewered in startling imagery.
Closely Watched Trains
Books Magazine March 20, 2017
Review
An able administrator, Sreedharan was a stickler for integrity, efficiency and good business practices. This non-eulogistic account serves us well.
A Passion Rose Crushed Under A Victoria
Books Magazine March 13, 2017
Review
Jinnah’s fateful marriage to the vivacious Ruttie, tangled with the turmoil of nationalist politics—is a story of gripping pathos. It is told brilliantly here.
Tales From The Far Pavilions
Books Magazine March 06, 2017
Review
The irrepressible Kohli and BCCI reforms may have pole positions, but the Wisden India Almanack is crammed with tasty cricketing treats
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    From being the West’s trusted ally, Pakistan is now condemned for its duplicitous state policy. This book looks at its recent, tangled history.
  • Excerpt
    The railway strike of 1974 raised hopes by championing solidarity. Yet, as hundreds were hit in the reprisals, its leaders helplessly let the initiative pass.
Serenity Before Death
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Review
Mata Hari was modernity’s first exotic beauty and celebrity. Her tragic, dignified life has now inspired the best-selling Paulo Coelho.
The Jinnahs, Gandhi And Khilafat
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Excerpt
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
Say Hello To Old Beauty
Books Magazine May 01, 2017
The meaning of the most common term for something offering sensual and aesthetic pleasure is analysed to the bones by groups of expert professionals
There Were No Outer Limits
Books Magazine May 01, 2017
A veteran of our space programme tells a proud, brick-by-brick story of ISRO, built by a band of idealistic young scientists and keen international exchanges
Being And Temporariness
Books Magazine April 24, 2017
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s first novel teleports through the Malayali-Gulf experience
Malabari Pangs Along Persia Sands
Books Magazine April 17, 2017
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s explosive debut novel Temporary People, a dystopian portrayal of life of Malayalis in the Gulf, has got rave reviews abroad and he is being hailed as the fresh, young voice in fiction. Here, first excerpts from the exceptional book.
The Boy’s Cry That Sounds Like A Bleat
Books Magazine April 17, 2017
Travails rule the life of a shepherd who is in the bondage of a landlord. Celebrated Tamil writer Perumal Murugan revisits his thematic home of caste, class and oppression in this new edition.
Love On Wings Of Clouds
Books Magazine April 10, 2017
Srinivas Reddy’s translation serves Kalidasa’s masterpiece of pining love well. A lyrical effort seeks out the slow rhythms of the mandakranta metre.
Books Magazine April 10, 2017
Wedded to ‘liberalisation’, India has delivered its public health system to private sharks. This book is a plea to correct this terrible mistake.
A Grand City In Moonlight
Books Magazine April 10, 2017
Shahjahanabad, once among the world’s glories, is seen as a chaotic sore. Liddle attempts an image reversal through a historical retelling of its urban culture.
Wherefore Pro Patria Mori?
Books Magazine April 10, 2017
The seductions and snares of nationalism are working at many frontiers in India. Last year’s charged, open-air lectures on it at JNU are a compelling read.
A Poet’s Diversions Around A Pothole
Books Magazine March 27, 2017
A gimlet-eyed Gulzar deals with intolerance, a gloating media, persistent injustices, and a failed national project. All are skewered in startling imagery.
India’s Man For All Seasons
Books Magazine March 27, 2017
A.C.N. Nambiar was Azad Hind envoy in Nazi Germany, an associate of Bose and Nehru and later a diplomat. His glittering life has been told at last.
Closely Watched Trains
Books Magazine March 20, 2017
An able administrator, Sreedharan was a stickler for integrity, efficiency and good business practices. This non-eulogistic account serves us well.
Infinite Visions Of Faith
Books Magazine March 20, 2017
A Pakistani immigrant family returns to Karachi from Chicago. For the children, it’s a bewildering can of worms, as well as a sentimental education.
Her Emotions Curdled Thick
Books Magazine March 20, 2017
This slim novel stews in the passionate juice of wronged love. The protagonist, symbolically wedded to deep Krishna love, rages on.
A Passion Rose Crushed Under A Victoria
Books Magazine March 13, 2017
Jinnah’s fateful marriage to the vivacious Ruttie, tangled with the turmoil of nationalist politics—is a story of gripping pathos. It is told brilliantly here.
A Mercurial Orbit Laid To Rest By A Genius
Books Magazine March 13, 2017
An accessible book tells of Newton’s perfect theory, its sole blemish, the centuries-long search for the planet ‘Vulcan’ and the problem’s final solution by Einstein
Tales From The Far Pavilions
Books Magazine March 06, 2017
The irrepressible Kohli and BCCI reforms may have pole positions, but the Wisden India Almanack is crammed with tasty cricketing treats
Plumbing The Deep State
Books Magazine March 06, 2017
From being the West’s trusted ally, Pakistan is now condemned for its duplicitous state policy. This book looks at its recent, tangled history.
Misery After Master Strike
Books Magazine March 06, 2017
The railway strike of 1974 raised hopes by championing solidarity. Yet, as hundreds were hit in the reprisals, its leaders helplessly let the initiative pass.
Serenity Before Death
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Mata Hari was modernity’s first exotic beauty and celebrity. Her tragic, dignified life has now inspired the best-selling Paulo Coelho.
Nothing Personal About A Crusade
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Setalvad’s indefatigable fight for justice for the victims of communal riots takes precedence in this memoir over her personal life
From A Baggageless Kipling
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
The timeless hills, the brooks and forests, the creatures that inhabit them and the small stories of innocents among them carry a whiff of old India
The Jinnahs, Gandhi And Khilafat
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
A Spitfire For The Monster’s Hiss
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Managing China through Pakistan, while keeping the border peaceful, is held up as India’s goal. That, and acquiring more military muscle.
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Varied ideas line up, but never freeze into formations. That isn’t the mission either. After all, dance keeps evolving all the time.
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