August 17 , 2006
to August 23, 2006
Mumbaikar In The Crowd
may I help you?”, someone at the
reception at the Taj Coromandal asks.
“No, thanks, I am waiting for writer
Vikram Chandra. I have to interview
him,” I tell her. “Ooh, the one
who wrote Two Lives, right?, the
receptionist curiously asks.
Fake, So True
Peter Carey’s last novel,
My Life As A Fake, was a thrilling
romp set around the Ern Malley affair,
Australia’s celebrated literary
fraud, and the question of authorship.
Theft continues on the themes of
authenticity, fraud and value.
This book has been long listed
for this year’s Man Booker Prize and
figures second on the list.
The author has refrained from
over-dramatising this real life spy
story, which makes the book all the
Politics Of Religion
in a country where fanatics
and hardliners come in different
shapes and sizes.
Memory And Identity
At a time when critical
idioms are viewed sceptically, it is
difficult to describe this novel. This
458-page text is unusual in many
senses. It has neither a story nor a
plot. It does not have characters—
even the protagonist cannot be called
a ‘ . . .
IN an industry where fashions
change every Friday, Amitabh Bachchan
has been synonymous with cinematic
entertainment for over 30 years. What
is it that makes Amitabh Bachchan . .
Espionage In India
The book is a comprehensive survey of U.S. intelligence on
the bomb in countries including India,
Pakistan, the USSR and Israel.
Asia should learn from the
West and leapfrog the mistakes it
made, to avoid polluting the
Is Increasingly Operating Outside The
Rule Of Law
interests should understand that they
have much more to gain from supporting
and extending rather than subverting
and weakening legal structures,"
cautions Raymond W. Baker in
Capitalism's Achilles Heel. Satyajit .