From January 25, 2007
to January 31, 2007
It is not dry history. It recalls men
of flesh and blood, full of human
frailties, enacting a Greek tragedy of
immeasurable magnitude. The book
really needs to be read widely.
That's A Melting Pot
Do you have the typical tongue that
treats ragi mudde with bassaaru and
paneer butter masala with kulcha with
equal courtesy? How about cooking up a
cosmopolitan fare in your own humble
This book has been written primarily
for the students of CA entrance. It
has been revised and remodelled
according to the CA Common Proficiency
Lately Arun Shourie has been using his
pamphleteering skills in aid of those
seeking to dismantle the fragile
social justice platform.
Based on the Vedas and nurtured by
sages of yore such as Parasara, Vyasa
and Bodhayana, Vaishnavism received a
fillip with the advent of the Azhvars
who popularised it among the masses
with their mellifluous outpourings in
Tamil, collectively . . .
Engagement With Dalit Feminism
First person accounts of Dalit women
bringing alive the profound
deprivation they faced and their
A Case For Increasing Urban Green
Urban forestry became a buzzword in
the 1980s, thanks to former Chief
Minister R. Gundu Rao's conviction
that increasing the tree cover in
Bangalore is best handled by forest
officers who were normally confined to
managing and protecting reserve
Reading Arundhati Roy
Not to have known Arundhati Roy argues
yourself unknown. That she revels in
stirring up a hornet's nest is a mild
Time For A Reality Check
In this book Stiglitz offers
suggestions to steer globalisation in
Cfo Is `The Co-Pilot Of The Ceo'
The pressures are many for the Chief
Financial Officer, especially in the
areas of cost, regulation, governance,
and information, says Cedric Read in
Creating Value in a Regulated World.
Prada, She Wears Not
Drifts somewhere between
bullet-pointed advisory and
The Calendar Of Art
Perhaps, a second volume is needed to
do justice to this fascinating
And Jaswant Said 'Dumb, Dumb, Dumb'
More than a foreign correspondent's
diary, this is an informed, evocative,
honest view of
in the '90s.
God Makes The Rivers To Flow
This collection of sacred literature
of the world, selected from the
religious traditions of East and West,
has the power to change your life.
What Not To Do
The book claims to reflect India as
foreign tourists see her. Whether
these reflections are valid is a big
Learning ‘Good’ In The Classroom
According to this book, true knowledge
comes from an understanding of human
values and not just passing exams.
City? Citizen? Creative imagination?
Take your pick. This book of short
stories has it all as long as the word
Bangalore features somewhere.
For Those With A Bad Case Of The Blues
If you're not a Blues fan, you might
turn your nose up at this "rich (!)
and colourful" 101-year-old history of
the South London club. But go ahead,
give it a shot.
A Treasure Trove Of Literature
These four books reflect the late
author’s sensitivity, scholarship,
considerable talent and humility.
An Insight Into Ancient Architecture
According to Aristotle, "The aim of
art is to represent not the outward
appearance of things, but their inward
Let Not The Flow Become A Trickle
Metro cities are defined as those with
more than a million in population. In
Class I cities, the number is one lakh
Calling India; Come In India...
The book deals with tradition and
modernity in a changing world with the
call centre as background.
Mahatma, The Chosen One
Who should review a biography? People
may have different opinions, but I
have always believed that it should be
done by someone having little
knowledge of the person dealt with in
Mother Can't Be Bloodthirsty
Indira Goswami's highly acclaimed
novel, The Man from Chinnamasta, has
recently been shortlisted for the
Hutch Crossword Award.
Feynman In The Fridge, Marx In The
These Mumbai bachelors would vibe with
American Evan Esar. The 20th-century
humourist captured their deepest fear
in one line: "Most new books are
forgotten within a year, especially by
those who borrow them."
Never The Bride
Whatever happened to the bride of
Frankenstein? The woman the mad
scientist pieced together to be a
companion to the monster he created?
According to Mary Shelley's classic,
she was destroyed by the scientist.
Welcome To The Real World
Carole Matthews, prolific writer of
funny, frothy romances, dishes out
another one. The characters in Welcome
to the Real World are, however, a
little different from your regular LBD
or M&B kind.
Vijay Tendulkar Answers Some Questions
In a play-writing career spanning five
decades, Vijay Tendulkar has written
some 35 full-fledged plays and as many
Journey To Nowhere
This omnibus, containing four books
written by as many scholars in
different times, provides a bird's eye
view of the course of events that
ultimately led to the tragic Partition
of India in 1947, write Prafull
Goradia and KR Phanda . . .
The Plateau Of Divinity
Through Legend and Lore Kishore
Thukral; Mosaic Books, Price not
Peeping Through The Steel Frame
Indian bureaucracy is unique in
character, besides being one of the
largest in the world.
"His paintings suggest a mythical
landscape — paintings that might very
well belong to a fairytale book,"
writes a critic about Haku Shah's
Booker winner Kiran Desai at the
just-concluded Jaipur Literary
Exploring The Old World
This is a posthumous collection of
short stories that had been written by
the author over a period of two
decades. The first story, which is
also the title of the book, is the
last that the author wrote.
Tragedy Of Endless Errors
Raj Kamal Jha's novel begins on the
night violence against Muslims by
Hindus in Gujarat in 2002; over 1,000
Muslims were killed over a period of a
few months by angry Hindu mobs in
response to the massacre of 59 of
their co-religionists on the . . .
League Of Gentlemen
Probably no other contemporary
historian can hold a candle to BR
Nanda as a biographer, for the simple
reason that he is just a biographer,
not a Marxist theoretician, not a
Right-wing polemicist and certainly
not a writer with an axe to grind.
That's A Melting Pot
Do you have the typical Bangalorean
tongue that treats ragi mudde with
bassaaru and paneer butter masala with
kulcha with equal courtesy? How about
cooking up a cosmopolitan fare in your
own humble kitchen?