June 29, 2006
to July 05, 2006
Narlikar, as a science fiction writer,
believes in popularising science
through short stories and novels.
Sci-fi novels offer a futuristic
picture of amazing possibilities.
On Amartya Sen's Work
AMARTYA SEN'S "Development as
Freedom", based on his lectures
delivered while serving as
Presidential Fellow at the World Bank,
is a significant work that attempts to
synthesise elements of
capitalist and socialist concepts of
The `Office Of Profit' Controversy
Once in a while the Indian politics
suddenly gets embroiled in an issue
for which none of the
stakeholders seems to be fully
prepared. The "office of profit"
controversy is the latest instance.
Gandhi As Postmodern Thinker
Writings on Gandhi... resemble a state
that falls between two extremes: a
passionate embrace and
Is Education For All Still A Mirage?
It provides essential data to review
the progress made so far in the
sarvasiksha Abhiyan scheme.
Evaluating The State Of Basic Services
A path-breaking study in assessing the
quality of India's important public
A Hilarious Narrative
`Crazy' Mohan; Kizhakku Pathippagam,
16, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore,
Chennai-600004. Rs. 80.
Made In Heaven Or Hell?
The launch of Rajendra Chenni's novel
Mud Town saw a nuanced discussion on
the institution of
Being At Home And Away
A warm, thoughtful account of growing
up between two worlds, and thriving.
Writing From The Jaws Of The Tiger
This book is invaluable for the
insights that the author provides,
despite the repeated threats that
he has had to face on account of his
Killed By Plenty
The book is not written for an Indian
audience. Moreover,it attempts at too
without paying attention to the plot.
A Bomb That Didn’T Go Off
The book reads more like a filmography
than a biography.
An Ordinary Winner
Written by one of the most
underprivileged people in society,
this book is an inspiring read.
‘Class’ Act Of Historical Proportion
Set in colonial
the book inverts conventional class
hierarchies among the British and
'Water' Trickles In
A Novel, Bapsi Sidhwa, Penguin/
Viking, 2006, p.208, Rs. 325. MUCH has
filmmaker Deepa Mehta ran into trouble
with the saffron brigade as she began
work on her film
"Water" along the banks of the Ganga
Tipu's Heir Apparent
The Life of Noor Inayat Khan, Shrabani
Basu, Roli, Rs. 395. AS stereotypes
go, Noor Inayat Khan was
an unlikely candidate for the shadowy
world of the Special Operatives
Executive (SOE) — an
organisation set up in 1940 by
Britain's Prime Minister . . .
Pilgrimage To The Past
FOR a Lahoria — whether an Indian or a
Pakistani — the essential identity is
What is it about the city — "feted as
of the East" — that sets it apart from
artition bustling centres on both
sides of the border? . .
True To The Original
Despite pitfalls, the book retains the
authenticity of the language.
Not Just For Children
An exploration of the teaching behind
the Jataka tales.
Window On The World
Hameeda shows rare insight in
recounting events as they were.
A Rambling Read
What Mahasweta Devi's Salt did to
dramatise the plight of the landless
peasant, this complicated
cast of characters fails to achieve.
Secrets In The Family
Eraly portrays various aspects of
relationships — some dark, some fiery,
The Art Of Amrish Puri
Vignettes of Indian theatre and
A Guide To Banaras
A boon for students and visitors
Roots Of An Ancient Conflict
Tariq Ali's series of historical
novels delve into the historical
contact between the Christian and
Personal And Political
A moving evocation of the troubled
birth of a beleaguered nation and the
tentative adolescence of a
Understanding The Past
Akbar has a genius for placing
ordinary occurrences in a broader
A Change Of Perspective
Penelopiad takes Homer's Odyssey and
gives the epic a female voice.
A Vast Canvas
In a career spanning four decades,
Daruwalla has handled almost all the
themes under the sun and
grown in stature.
The Legacy That Ziegenbalg Left
A weeklong celebration begins tomorrow
to mark the arrival of a pioneer who
laid the foundations for
the printing industry in India.
When you first read about Lucas he
seems an ordinary enough child,
recently bereaved by his
brothers' sudden death.
The Many Shades Of Love
The Brooklyn Follies is Paul Auster’s
latest novel. It tries to take a look
at the darker side of
contemporary American life. Since the
novel talks about present times, it is
twice as likely that it will
be appreciated by readers, who would
not . . .
What Goes Between The Covers
Begin with a simple axiom: more bad
books are published than good books.
A Patriot And A Socialist In The
League Of Youth
The shadow of Krishna Menon’s career
as India’s defence minister falls
inevitably on his life.
“Matisse paintings”, writes A.S. Byatt,
are “about power. And about sex,
hunger, loneliness, and
Some interesting reads in Kannada...