From May 24, 2007 to May 30, 2007
Scholar-Poet Of 16th Century
Muthevi Ravindranath; Peacock Books,
G14, Pragati Enclave, Bhagyanagar
Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500072.
How To Reverse Organisational Decline
While price competition is an
important external cause for downfall,
the internal culprit can often be
organisational inertia, which in turn
leads to `slow responsiveness to the
changes in the environment', says
Turnaround Excellence by Sunil Kumar .
Pancharatra Agama Work
Tamil translation without Sanskrit
text by Srimushnam Srinivasachariar;
Pub. by R. Vasudevan and R. Devarajan,
Portrait Of A Multifaceted Genius
This biography provides interesting
insights into the man behind the name.
Eliminating Child Labour
Technically speaking, this book could
be about the growth of an NGO, one of
the many in progressive Tamil Nadu.
Uniform Civil Code And Gender Justice
Equal right for women in matters of
marriage, separation, custody of
children, inheritance and property is
today understood as the rationale for
a Uniform Civil Code.
Politics, Power And Society
A vigorous defence of politics, power
relations, culture, and class
Costumes And Culture
Beetle wings dazzle between gold
threads in a turban band. Genuine
peacock feathers are used to embellish
the plume of an embroidered peacock.
Pitching For Reality
Author Paro Anand on taboos in
The Case Of An Intuitive Writer
R. Gopalakrishnan’s “The Case of The
Bonsai Manager” uses Nature to teach
lessons on management.
A Class On The Move
Presents a complicated problem in a
lucid way. Prashant Panjiar's
accompanying photographs do their own
Hitch On The India Ride
You sense that in the architect, there
is a writer trying to get out. He
needs to try harder.
A Riot Of Commemorating
The mutiny as seen through literature,
folksong, missives and a canonical
A Tribute To Bengal Craftsmen
In the Shadows salutes the
enterprising spirit of unknown
craftsmen of West Bengal. The book
showcases six sets of craftsmen living
in different parts of the state who
are engaged in non-traditional
Secularism From A Christian
There are some books that do not make
it to the better known list because of
the inability of publishers to push it
through the crowded and competitive
publishing world, but that definitely
deserve to be in the spotlights.
Freedom Of Expression Under Constant
In December 2003, a historian by the
name of Shrikant Bahulkar had his face
blackened by Shiv Sena activists.
Prelude To 1857
The fort at
in Tamil Nadu is today better known as
the place from where imprisoned Tamil
tigers escaped by digging a tunnel,
leading an embarrassed government to
totally close it to the public, thus
relegating it further into obscurity.
Anger, Anguish And A Slice Of Hope
Shourie's new book interrogates a
political system unequal to the needs
of the new
So what do you do when you see an ant?
Dismiss it without a second thought?
Flick it with disdain, it might bite?
Crush it, for the same reason or by a
Each Fort Has A Story To Tell
At long last there is a book on
Bundelkhand. Rita and Vijai Sharma
deserve our congratulations. It is a
labour of love to have authored this
splendid coffee table book.
This is a landmark book, of 126
articles published in the Indian
Express, embodying the spirit of the
nation and its hopes and dreams of a
future in which each citizen feels
Comic Buffs Set To Honour Hergé
When the Belgian cartoonist known as
Hergé died in March 1983, not even
Fanny, his widow, thought the
extraordinary success of Tintin would
If women can think, it’s thanks to
contraception and home help and
suffragettes in pantalettes.
Rowling Donates $3 Million To Help
Find Missing Brit Girl
Harry Potter author J K Rowling has
donated an astounding $3 million
dollars to a reward fund to ensure the
safe return of a missing British girl.
Here Is The Alternative
Get ready to have “Omkara” between the
covers, courtesy writer Stephen Alter.
The Truth About Ins Khukri...
Though the author creates a
heart-warming tale, his attempt to
understand what happened is very far
from the truth, says Commander (Retd)
B Bhushan, who was Commanding officer
(CO) of INS Investigator when he was
asked to probe the incident.
History In Letters
The book provides fresh insights into
the developments surrounding Jammu and
This debut collection of poems is a
mosaic of sublime feelings expressed
with great creative energy.
Behind The Veil
Khaled Hosseinis follow-up to The Kite
Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, will
not disappoint his many fans, says
Clutter On The Floor And Walls
Although Aakriti art gallery’s
exhibition (May 5 to 15) of landscapes
and contemporary Bengal sculpture in
its two adjacent halls was more or
less representative of current trends
prevailing here, one wishes curator
Prasanta Daw were more . . .
Conversations On The Right Note
Training in Hindustani classical
vocals is not necessarily an advantage
for a Rabindrasangeet singer,
primarily because the meend-pradhan
(dominated by gliding notes) gayaki of
Tagore songs demands some amount of
unlearning — or at least reworking . .
The Epic Battle Continues
Some of the younger groups in Bengali
theatre are fighting international and
sectarian violence in unusual ways,
keeping the flag of the movement’s
political activism flying.
Human Form Divine
This is a finely written book, based
on the study of a wealth of materials.
The Mahabharata, the central theme of
which was the battle of Kurukshetra,
contained many episodes not directly
connected with the battle, and the
Bhagavad Gita was one . . . .
From The Heart Of Darkness
Lalita Tademy takes us on an
unforgettable journey into the
American Deep South, set in the
The Unbearable Lightness Of Puffed
The Table is Laid: The Oxford
Anthology of South Asian Food Writing
Edited by John Thieme and Ira Raja, Rs
Words And Windows
At a thought provoking literary
gathering at the Sahitya Akademi, Gopi
Chand Narang, president of the Sahitya
Akademi, introduced four Syrian
writers, Abdul Kader Al-Hosni, Nezar
Brik Hnidi, Mahmoud Ribdaoui and Musa
Ibrahim . . . .
A Must For Managers
S. Ramachander’s new book, ‘Manager of
Work: A practitioner’s guide to being
the best’ was released recently.