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Wednesday, November 08, 2006


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From October 26, 2006  to November 08, 2006

Looking Within

How well do we know our family, friends and even the people we think ourselves to be?

Playing With Theory

Tim Harford reveals the hidden economic stories that lurk behind everyday happenings.

Oddball Winners

The book profiles maverick companies that, not content with merely beating the opposition, are out-thinking them as well.

Antiquated Collection

This book is meant to showcase contemporary Bengali short stories. However the youngest writer featured here is 56-years-old and three of the oldest were born in the 19th century.

A Truckload Of Laughs

Through the eyes of a child, America of the 50s lies exposed in so delightful a way that you will be left asking for more.

Stories Of Individuals And Communities

A felicity of language and the easy flow of words make the translation a pleasure to read.

Harsh Realities

The lives of the underprivileged and the altered perceptions of the educated youngsters among them are constant refrains in Bama's works.

Arrivals And Departures

The impact of displacements and the constant pull of the countries abandoned form the leitmotif of most stories.

What's Happening `Inside China's Stock Markets'?

"China has enjoyed its greatest period of international investor enthusiasm in history," note authors of Privatizing China. A. Besant C. Raj investigates this success in comparison to India in Unravelling the China Miracle. Sun Shuyun takes the . . .

Enduring Cult

A new release looks at Ayn Rand's contribution to literature, philosophy and religion.

In Between The Worlds

Mamang Dai gives us a glimpse of a tiny corner largely unknown to the outside world.

Bridging A Divide

Vedanta is an achievement of inspired intellectual imagination. It is not the work of one man, seer or sage.

Water Management

Raises crucial issues related to the management of water resources in the country.

Brokering Peace In Iraq

The part played by the U.N. Security Council in shaping events in Iraq during the wars.

King-Size Life

Made for Maharajahs: A Design Diary of Princely India is a peek at the life our royals led.

Dalrymple's Yawn-Less Yarn

Raconteur William Dalrymple brought alive the history of revolution with a few words.

Age-Old Tradition

Kancheepuram, known in Srivaishnava tradition as Perumal Koil is one of the 108 Divyadesas.

Behind The Screen

Memoirs by celebrated film personalities make for great reading, as most of them have laid bare the souls behind the images. So one expects an actor of Mammootty's (Mohammed Kutty) stature, an icon of Malayalam cinema, to share moving moments behind . . .

First Impression

Remember the adage: "Oh what a tangled web we weave; when first we practise to deceive".

Questions Of Truth And Identity

G.K. chesterton has said somewhere that when people cease to believe in God they do not believe in nothing — but rather believe in anything.

Bookwatch
"tutu continued to crave more time for meditation and prayer. But this longing conflicted with many other impulses... the attractions of the money to be earned on the speaking circuit; ...his enjoyment of the limelight..." Would a comment like this . . .

A Delicate Brush

Pamuk's strength as a writer lies not in grand global metaphors but in poetic evocations of Turkey.

Secular Architecture Of Gingee

A trendsetter in the study of forts and fortified towns tracing the development of this historical urban centre.

The Angry Periphery

In Theft, Carey explores Australia's ambivalent relation to the Western artistic tradition.

Fight To The End

A daughter's tribute to her father also serves the medical world in "Give Life a Chance"

The Last Round

A daughter's tribute to her father also serves the medical world in "Give Life a Chance"

Reflecting A Tradition

The making of the metal mirrors of Aranmula has been a closely guarded secret for centuries.

`I Am Ashamed Of My First Book'

Kiran Desai on the Booker, her mother, and her feelings about her first book.

Pamuk In A Nutshell
Someone had to say it of course, that Orhan Pamuk was given the Nobel for his politics and not awarded it for his writing.

Palming Off Grease

Along the poolside, beneath the stars, what could be more intriguing than sharpening your culinary skill! The Amatrra Spa at The Ashok hotel in New Delhi recently saw well-known Chef Sanjeev Kapoor release his 10th book, "No Oil Cooking".

Lived Life King Size

royalty "Made for Maharajahs: A Design Diary of Princely India" is more than a peek at the life our royals led.

The Master Of Prose

Jayanth Kaikini is one of the finest writers of Kannada prose. It is an ironical reflection on the current trends in literary criticism that I have to qualify the statement by explaining that this does not mean Jayanth has mastered the fine art of . . .

Time’s Sepoys

Writing to a free-floating man of letters in the summer of 1950, Hugh Trevor-Roper, then a young Oxford don, made a revealing confession: “I have been in Oxford incessantly, slowly — with infinite slowness — writing a book of infinite pedantic . . .

Behind The Author’s Veil

Here’s a true story to begin with. Sometime in the late Seventies, Virago, the all-women’s house devoted to exclusively feminist books, published a novel, Down the Road, Worlds Away by ‘Ms Rahila Khan’.

Time’s Sepoys

Writing to a free-floating man of letters in the summer of 1950, Hugh Trevor-Roper, then a young Oxford don, made a revealing confession: “I have been in Oxford incessantly, slowly — with infinite slowness — writing a book of infinite pedantic . . .

Caste, Class And New Ways Of Looking At Indian Society

André Béteille, a sociologist par excellence, has produced works of consistent eminence for the past four decades.

Palming Off Grease

Along the poolside, beneath the stars, what could be more intriguing than sharpening your culinary skill! The Amatrra Spa at The Ashok hotel in New Delhi recently saw well-known Chef Sanjeev Kapoor release his 10th book, "No Oil Cooking".

Print Pick

A love story offers living glimpses of the `sacred hymn' of Amrita Pritam and Imroz's life together.

Simply Single

Speaking to contributors of "Chasing the Good Life," one learns about the challenges and thrills of being single in the city.

King Size Life

"Made for Maharajahs: A Design Diary of Princely India" is a peek at the life our royals led.

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