September 14 , 2006
to September 20, 2006
Alienation In The Post-Modern World
The central character in Eimona is an
elderly gentleman called `Pantu-thatha'.
His grandson gives him this nickname.
His real name is Subbu and he
religiously wears a south Indian `veshti'.
The novelist clarifies that a `veshti'
is not the north . . .
Period Of Coalition Politics
In this complete works of E. M. S.
Namboodiripad series, volume 40
contains documents of the period from
October 1968 to July 1969. At that
time Namboodiripad was Kerala's Chief
Minister, the CPI (M)-led seven-party
. . .
Biography Of Shakespeare
What A relief to know that Tamil
critics are turning increasingly to
bring English writers to their milieu
with crisp monographs like Natakamalla
Argues for putting women squarely at
the centre of the development process.
Heroism In Tamil Classical Poetry
This book is a significant work in the
history of Tamilology. It was G. U.
Pope who introduced the Sangam
literary works to the western world.
The 10 idylls and eight anthologies
are generally believed to have been
written in the Sangam age . . .
Scourge Of Terrorism
Demolishes the theory that licence to
religions has worked well for the U.K.
Intellectual Property Jurisprudence
Over the last three decades, V. J.
Taraporevala has written excellent
commentaries on the laws of central
excise and customs.
What A Raja Has To Do
Good for a long train or air journey.
The tale is interesting and amusing,
and describes a period which, thank
God, can never be again.
The Advantages Of A Long Nose
Who better than him to provide this
thumbnail sketch of our contemporary
history, gossip and all?
In the turbulent last years of the Raj,
an Indian maharaja defied convention
and married a Spanish flamenco dancer,
who was then barely 17.
India’S Time Has Come
The Madras Management Association (MMA)
celebrated its golden jubilee this
Tamil writer Bama is now an
internationally recognised name.
On Illusion And Love
An Indian Nobel laureate in
literature? Yes, Prem Rustum, the main
character, a reclusive Indian
septuagenarian, in Abha Dawesar’s
latest novel; (the other two:
Miniplanner and the Stonewell Book
Award winning Babyji).
When Routine Meets Gyaan
The book fails to rise above the
mundane and remains just a daily diary
of pop philosophy and pasted-on
The Humble Amla
The book is a treatise on the fruit
and its medicinal qualities that have
helped it move up the social ladder of
fruits, from the secrecy of the
forests out into the market.
The Art Of True Lies
People want to believe. Want to
believe in stories that say, the world
will fall at their feet/ they’ll get
rich overnight/find the knight in
shining . . .
The career diplomat H E Surendra
Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to
Kenya, Ambassador to Eritrea and
Permanent Representative of the United
Nations Environment Programme and
UN-Habitat, is an avid lover of Indian
classical music and dance.
Glamour In The Grind: Devil Of A Boss!
Why would anyone work for such a
monster of a boss as Miranda
Priestley? Why would anyone work under
such sub-human conditions rivalling a
prison labour camp? That is the
question that will arise again and
again in anyone’s mind when reading
India Moving Forward `On A Remarkably
Edward Luce's book In Spite of the
Gods takes one on a quick ride across
an India characterised as much by a
`schizophrenic economy' and shrewd
businessmen as by vedantic detachment
and Gandhiji's legacy. D. MURALI
recommends this meandering read.
Nations Made Easy
Pankaj Mishra is now well settled in
the genre that merges the personal and
the political. And there is no doubt
that he is on a most noble mission of
explaining the workings of the
subcontinent to the West.
A Woman Caught On The Wrong Side Of
Suparna Gooptu takes on a pariah.
Although acknowledged as India’s
‘first woman barrister’, Cornelia
Sorabji has evoked a lot of discomfort
in a milieu accustomed to viewing the
inception of gender politics in India
in association with the growth . . .
From The Kitchen With Love
In 1983, as the founder editor of the
magazine Granta, which he revived,
Bill Buford published, in a single
issue, the writings of Martin Amis,
Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian
McEwan and Salman Rushdie. The issue
was called “Best of Young . . .
Into The Void
Vikram Chandra’s masterly new novel —
exactly 900 pages long — starts with a
white pomeranian, Fluffy, flying out
of the window in upper-middle-class
Mumbai: “Fluffy screamed in her little
lap-dog voice all the way down, like a
little white . . .
To Laugh And Learn
Some interesting reads in Kannada...
12 Financial Must-Knows
There are five basic ways to add
`obvious value' to what you offer to