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Wednesday, August 16, 2006


  Book Review Articles


From August 10 , 2006  to August 16, 2006

Where Rooms Don't End

A useful guide and memento for tourists. And it's for a good cause, too: the proceeds will go towards helping the disabled staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

The Garden Of Forking Paths

Reading Pankaj Mishra’s Temptations of the West is like undertaking one of those long journeys that the author himself probably likes to embark on. There are high roads, forking paths that branch out of the high road, culverts and the occasional . . . 

Wisdom Of The Baba

With a crippled body; Baba has a spirit which endures. The book is voluminous but not tiring. The language is simple and the print is eye-friendly. 

Thinking Out Of The Box

John Gray on Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s meditation on human frailty, ‘Identity and Violence’. 

A Fresh Look At Partition

Train to Pakistan, like its author, has endured well. So well, in fact, that it has placed itself beyond run-of-the-mill criticism. 

Revisiting A 30s Supercity

The book offers a feel of Lahore in the 30s and the 40s, a Lahore that was a most exciting place to live in at the time. 

How To Make A Film...

With the cost of documentary filmmaking reducing drastically, thanks to new technology, practically anyone with an inclination to record something visually has become capable of becoming a documentary filmmaker. 

The `Darwinian Element' In Supply-Demand Matters

"The outlook for the world economy is uncertain at best — and dire at worst," warns Wake Up! But not all is gloomy: If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks. And there are more useful tips in Controlling Currency Mismatches in Emerging Markets. 

Recipe For A Best-Seller

Jaswant Singh’s runaway bestseller, A Call to Honour, should be taken as a case study on what makes a best-seller in the Indian market. Obviously it is a mix — of the celebrity status of the author, the relevance of the book and a bit of sugar and . . . 

Nuances Of Emerging India

Established in 1881 by the Cambridge Mission, St Stephen’s College of Delhi aligned itself with the nationalist movement of India from its early days. The bond deepened when C.F. 

Lifting The Veil

Muslim women have been a subject of considerable debate in India. But the focus revolves mainly around personal laws and religion. 

There's Much More To It\

Kashi is not simply about its temples. 

A Tale Of The Times

Some interesting reads in Kannada... 

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