From January 18, 2007
to January 24, 2007
Translation in Malayalam by V.T.
Jayadevan of excerpts from lectures of
J. Krishnamurti: DC Books, DC
Kizhekemuri Edam, Good Shepherd
Street, Kottayam-686001. Rs. 80.
J.S.raghavan has carved a niche for
himself in the realm of humorous
literature. He embarked on his maiden
novel cast in the famous Wodehouse
The State Of Civil Society
Essays providing insights into many of
the major issues facing the world.
Management And Thirukkural
The author has drawn extensively from
one of the greatest classics in Tamil,
the Thirukkural, which is a treatise
par excellence on the art of living.
Nuggets Of Nostalgia
As far as Chennai landmarks go, this
one is in a class by itself: the
Grecian-style mansion on the banks of
the Cooum is not something the eye can
Catalyst For Change
The title of Mrinalini Sinha's book is
self-explanatory: this is an analysis
of Katherine Mayo's famous Mother
India. Rushdie's Satanic Verses is
perhaps closest to Mother India in
terms of causing an international
furore upon its publication.
Beyond The Veil Of Fame
This book fills a gap in the seemingly
impenetrable thicket of biographies on
showcases modern Indian homes.
The Charkha Spun Its Own History
Is there anything we don't know about
Mahatma Gandhi that needed to be told?
Of Fact And Fictoid
A novel, on the other hand, lends
itself to all kinds of styles, forms,
fonts and layouts. Why, I've even got
a couple of photos thrown in to break
up my text! Two chapters of
play-script, some poems and...
World Winners Emerging From `New
By under-rating corporations from
developing economies you will be
repeating the mistake of discounting
the so-called Third World countries
which are now turning winners
globally, says The Emerging Markets
Century, even as Sweet Spot suggests .
. . .
Press And Power
The press owes a duty to be careful
about accepting as true whatever
version the regime of the day imparts.
The book describes its author's
travels in India, Afghanistan, Nepal
Game Of Hegemony
A scholarly work that traces and
analyses the policies of the Unites
States in its quest for global
A political observer's analysis of the
developments in and the internal
workings of the Congress over a
Art For Peace
The book is a recap of a quarter
century of work for peace through art
by noted Bangalore-based collage
artiste Dr V Balu. Besides being an
artist, he has been carrying on what
he calls, “A one man peace mission”
for over 25 years now.
‘Wip’Ping The Competition
This is an eminently readable,
insightful and engaging book.
Winning With Words
There has never been anything overtly
dramatic about John Wright. As a
left-handed opener, he was steady
rather than flamboyant, belonging to
the old-fashioned school that believed
in accumulating runs painstakingly as
opposed to taking the fight . . . .
A Kahani For All Seasons
A magazine in the
discovers a niche market by catering
to the reading tastes of Indian
After a string of revelations, yet
another character in the popular
imagination reveals himself.
The Plaintive Cry
Spanning half a century, the novel
sweeps across the upheavals and
turbulence in the Indian Subcontinent.
You Must Be Some Kind Of Superstar
The Big B. The Superstar. The Brand.
The failed politician. The son of
literary giant Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
The ex-KBC host.
P Radhakrishnan , senior professor at
the Madras Institute of Developmental
Studies, has looked at caste, religion
and state in the 27 essays (which have
appeared in various publications)
appearing in this book.
The Mahatma, In Other Words
Gandhi’s life has become an epic in
more ways than one can list. Like
epics, no one quite hears the story
for the first time. Yet each retelling
seems a little different from previous
How To Value Flats
What is an apartment? "A room or set
of rooms fitted especially with
housekeeping facilities and usually
leased as a dwelling," defines
www.m-w.com, the site of
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. The
word dates back to 1641, and means,
"private . . .
Reorienting The Ancient
The books on Mahabharatha and Rg Veda
by Prof. G.N. Chakravarthy delve deep
into traditional sources of Indian
The world got a peek into the life,
caste politics and practices of the
Syrian Christian community in Kerala
with Arundhati Roy’s God of Small
The Asham Award was launched in 1996
to support and encourage new women
writers. Don’t Know A Good Thing is
the outcome of the 10th year of the
Asham Award. Asham was the house in
East Sussex which Virginia Woolf, along with her husband
Leonard . . .
A must have on every family's
bookshelf, this compact edition offers
basic explanations of typical
childhood tendencies and practical
solutions to behaviours commonly seen
throughout the pre-teen years.
The Power And The Potential Of India's
All eyes are on
as it races to become the world’s next
great power. Smart bettors would be
wise to put some money on India to get
there first, and Edward Luce explains
why in “In Spite of the Gods: The
Strange Rise of Modern India,” his
highly . . .
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
Songs From A Miracle Garden In Mumbai
I have done a great deal of
bird-watching in my own garden. And it
has always surprised me that a very
small area, if leafy enough, will
attract a large number of species even
if it is surrounded by cement, steel
Rewind One More Time Please
The collection makes a great second
read, if you go at it like it’s a
15-track album. It makes you wait for
all the best tracks.
Burden Of Being
The author’s early works find
expression in this ‘novel within a
novel’, also about politics and angst.
Heavy Duty Reading
The ambition, richness and complexity
of Richard Powers’s ‘The Echo Maker’
takes us to the heart of what it is to
be human, says Patrick Ness. . . .
The Inheritance of loss; Kiran Desai.
Cheap At Half Price
The last chapter of this book, which
is about 12 golden rules, is what it
should have been about throughout.