From December 28, 2006
to January 03, 2007
Stories: P. Surendran; DC Books, DC
Kizhekemuri Edam, Good Shepherd
Street, Kottayam-686001. Rs. 60.
Marathi Literary Genres
Bhalachandra Nemade, Chandrakantha
Pokale — Tr. in Kannada; Sahitya
Akademi, Ravindra Bhavan, 35,
New Delhi-110001. Rs. 180.
K. P. Aravaanan; Thamizhkottam, 2,
Munirathinam Street, Ayyavu Colony,
Now read Sherlock Holmes in Tamil!
From The Kitchens Of Pala
The evolution of Syrian Christian
cuisine, along with the history of the
community makes this cookery book
Wars Of The Words
What were the best selling titles of
2006? We find out...
Inventing A Tradition
The role of colonialism in the making
of a classical musical tradition.
Shovana Narayan; Macmillan India Ltd.,
2/10, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New
Delhi-110001. Rs. 285.
Holistic Approach To Human Life
At first glance this book, mainly
because of its size, leaves the
erroneous impression that it is yet
again, another abridged and edited
translation of one of our most
favourite and popular epics, the
The Burden Of History
An account of the lost opportunities
that have been a part of the U.S.
approach towards Iran.
The Missing Girl
Delhi University academic Tulsi Patel
has just edited a comprehensive book
on sex-selective abortion in India. .
Take It From An Iitian!
Geeta Abraham Jose on her debut book.
What were the best-sellers of the year
Extra Inch Of Reading
Ashley Cole, Melanie Phillips,
Victoria Beckham - what a brilliant
year it’s been for fine literature.
Oliver Burkeman on a roll...
Tiger Tales– Tracking the big cat
across Asia; Edited by Ullas Karanth
(Penguin Books, 2006, pp 296, Rs 350)
With its judicious blend of adventure,
natural history and tiger science,
this anthology will appeal to wildlife
enthusiasts as well as . . .
The Voice Of The Turtle
The trend of the big and the hyped
books being written by expatriates and
passers-by is past its zenith, says
When Economics Orbits Space Missions
The time is right for India to
undertake a manned mission. Thus
suggested the 80-odd scientists who
congregated in Bangalore in the first
week of November 2006.
Of Nazi Past, Plagiarism & Ego Clashes
As books and writers rose and fell in
interesting patterns in 2006, were you
paying attention? Take the following
quiz with Suresh Menon.
Story Of Strength Lost In Translation
This is the stuff sagas are made of. A
tale of injustice, crime, dishonour,
and a long fight of determination and
courage towards freedom, respect,
honour and empowerment. This is the
story of a woman who didnâ€™t let
circumstances hinder her quest . . .
Three Women Linked By Tragedy And
Tragedies of the Indian subcontinent â€”
from the Komagata Maru incident, to
Partition, growth of Sikh terrorism
and militancy in Punjab, Operation
Bluestar, anti-Sikh riots and to the
terrorist bombing of Air India Flight
182 â€” form the backdrop . . .
Complex Lives Get Tangled In A Grand
Kamalini Senguptaâ€™s The Top Of The
Raintree has not been written for the
casual reader. Too many characters and
their complex personal and social
lives beneath the seemingly mundane
existence makes Raintree a difficult
We Thrive On Finding Loopholes
What is our national trait?
`Defection,' declares V. Raghunathan
in Games Indians Play, from Penguin
Another shared trait is `looking for
loopholes in practically every law or
system,' he rues.
The Puffin inter-school quiz contests
have, over the years, generated a lot
of interest among young quiz
enthusiasts. The first Puffin Quiz
Book and its sequel the following year
have only whetted their appetite for
On The Ball
"We expect the 2007 World Cup to be
the curtain call for icons of the
modern game. We say goodbye to Sachin
Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Chris Cairns,
Sanath Jayasuriya, Inzamam-ul-Haq and
Adam Gilchrist, all most likely to
retire before the 2011 World Cup,"
Market Failure Versus Bureaucratic
Indian economy is a fascinating
amalgam, and if Indian Economy Since
Independence offers insights into its
working especially in the last half
century, The India Economy is all
about heresies, policies and
practices. Energetic economic reads, .