From March 08, 2007
to March 14, 2007
Dehaleesa Stuti is a Sanskrit hymn of
28 sublime verses sung by Vedanta
Desika in praise of Lord Tiruvikrama
Study circles, Agrawals Classes, the
constant pressure to be ‘‘above
average’’ so that you make it to the
most premiere institute of technology
in the country – the IIT – is all
chronicled in Amitabha Bagcha’s debut
novel, Above Average.
When Humanity Survived The War
Having made readers laugh their heads
off and also pause and ponder with two
tomes of short stories - Life is
Peculiar and On the Rocks - Roswitha
Joshi now comes up with Once More, a
novel which Once More is unputdownable.
Was the celestial danseuse Urvashi the
world's first devadasi? The author
alludes to an endearing legend of the
marathon churning of primordial seas
by joint forces of the gods and demons
in the mythic times that yielded,
beside the coveted . . .
Tiger In The Book
Myths are broken and new ones are made
as the reader progresses through this
The language in this book is as rich
as the history of Allahabad.
A Cocktail Of Cultures
This collection of Parashuram’s best
works reflects changes of a society in
Telugu Literary And Cultural Heritage
Mandali Buddhaprasad, Guttikonda
Subbarao, Dr. G.V. Purnachand —
Editors; Immadisetty Akkeswararao
Charitable Trust, Singarajuvari
Street, Kothapeta, Vijayawada-520001.
Celebration Of Love
This may be a slim volume but it has
20 short stories. Bharatha Devi, the
author, who lost her father when she
was only seven years old, spent her
childhood in Chockalingapuram near
Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu.
An Impossible Guru
Commentaries on Living are a
three-volume series based on J
Krishnamurti's notebooks. It's not
After Thorn Birds
There was the gently told story of
Tim, the best-selling The Thorn Birds
and The Masters of Rome series.
Pakistan To Princeton
A few years ago, when I was staying in
a friend's barsati in Delhi's Defence
Colony, my host came home one evening
with a painting.
Dice, Another Day
The most memorable Sunday afternoons
of my childhood were spent plotting
and perspiring over the progress of
five wooden pieces along a square
Your Ceo Won't Like This Book
Spiders are amongst the oldest
creatures on earth. But the future
belongs to the starfish. The starfish
has the unique capacity of
regenerating itself—lop off a
starfish's limb and it grows a new
one, which in turn grows into an
entirely new starfish.
Failure Is Not An Option
The book addresses all the elements
crucial for effective educational
reform. It takes all the strategic
reform ideas and weaves them into a
The Empire Strikes Back
Mohsin Hamid’s second novel is a
quietly told, cleverly constructed
fable of infatuation and
disenchantment with America, says
Rama: The Literary Avatars
In the Milky Way of literature,
planets and stars have a way of
connecting. They collide, merge and
A Role Model For Humanity
This work on the Paramacharya of
Kanchi Math Chandrasekharendra
Sarasvati is a glowing tribute to him
for he remained throughout his life as
a role model to millions of people.
The Globalisation Debate
Raphael Kaplinsky, Polity Press,
Cambridge. Rawat Publications, Satyam
Apartments, Sector 3, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur-302004. Rs. 895.
Civil Society And Politics
The book shows that the dominant
rhetorics of our time are unable to
address major questions.
The Tao Of Negotiating The China Bend
Doing business in the world's most
dynamic market, China, is mostly about
relationship building. China Now has
elaborate inputs on how to parley with
Penning The Economy
They say that those who don’t read
economic history are bound to repeat
it. This really holds true for
Women Writers Speak Out Against
In every movement, there are names
that become synonymous with
establishing new frontiers.
India’S Unseen Heroines
Nationalist leaders understood the
importance of family dynamics in
encouraging and inhibiting womenâ€™s
involvement in public activities.
Uneasy Lies The Head …
For 1,600 years, through the coming
and going of kings great and small,
through endless destructions and
rebuildings, the great fortress of
Bala Hisar had stood upon the Sher
Darwaza heights, overlooking the Kabul
The cinema during the 1920s emerged as
the most popular mode of family
Old Habits, Old Ways, Old Words...
Faruq Hasan was born in 1939 in
Faisalabad. After completing his early
he studied in England and then Canada,
where he now lives.
Speaking Of Flowers
THe applause picks up as the curtain
falls. “Author … author!” The demand
from the audience is unanimous.
It’s perfect timing to be a daring,
heedless travel writer when
documenting the trouble spots of the
world, as many far wandering witnesses
with a pen and notebook have proven,
but not without a gentle compassion
for the people they encounter and . .
Children’s Book Review Of The Week
From the heart of
comes the story of Sulekha, a bubbly
fifth-grader and the “World’s Number 1
Hater of History,” and her friend, TJ,
son of the local chaaye wallah.
Stories Of The Land
College girl guides or rangers, as
they were known then, of the ’60s and
’70s would often sing a ditty which
went something like this:
Of Barons And Lords
AT the turn of the 20th century, the
United States of America was not only
the most populous of industrialised
countries, it was also the richest.
When Moth Smoke — Mohsin Hamid’s debut
novel about the anxieties of urban
life in Lahore — came out in 2000, it
received mixed reviews.
Land Without A People?
Not long ago, detectives in the UK
struggled to find a serial killer who
preyed on prostitutes as they walked
alone at night; after murdering them,
the killer left the bodies in desolate
spots to be discovered later.
Well Worth The Postage
Though Partau Rohilla modestly claims
to be a carefree poet, a cursory
glance at his work does not
substantiate this assertion.
From The Eye To The Heart
Tahir Afridi has dedicated this book
to the gloomy characters of his novel,
who he describes as “symbols of good
and evil”, and to all those whose
homes were either bulldozed or burnt
to ashes in the fierce fight between
two unequal powers.
Keeping The Faith
About 500 metres west of the Red Fort
stands an enduring monument to Shah
Jahan’s passion — the Jama Masjid, an
extraordinary specimen of
architectural extravaganza built
during the years 1650-1656.
Crying With The Cicadas
Reghunatha Pillai's new novel,
`Cicadas Takes Life' is out on the
The World Of Wisdom
World Book Day saw a spectrum of
writers come together.
Post-Horses Of Culture
Unlike Japan and China, which
translate every single research paper
and specialized monograph in science,
technology and medicine into English
within months of their publication,
our academies and research institutes
do nothing of the kind.
A Prince And A PM
Letter writing, when it takes place
between two public figures, not only
gives us a glance into the history of
their times, but also helps us
understand the characters of the men
undertaking such a task.
How To Outlive The Fruits Of Success
This book provides interesting
personal insights into the lives of
some of the great businessmen in
A History Of The Inner Eye
Benodebehari Mukherjee (1904-1980)
Centenary Retrospective (Vadhera Art
Gallery and the National Gallery of
Modern Art, Rs 4,000) is the catalogue
raisonné of a master of modern Indian
art who became a household name only
after Satyajit Ray made . . .
Crying With The Cicadas To Be Heard
Reghunatha Pillai's new novel,
`Cicadas takes Life' is out on the
Aditi's Latest Adventure
"I have fun while writing for kids,"
says Suniti Namjoshi, during the
launch of her latest "Aditi and Her
Friends Take On The Vesuvian Giant".
Efficiency Is Associated With
The Government seems to be in no hurry
to make operational the Competition
Act, 2002, but a new book on the
subject is optimistic the powers that
be will get their Act together `within
a short period'.