From June 07, 2007 to June 13, 2007
But Not For The People
This book is a characteristically
clear and trenchant critique of the
current parliamentary system.
In the years following independence,
Shankar’s Weekly carved for itself a
unique niche in
Activism On The Shore
Susan Visvanathan’s new novel is the
story of Magda and Yesu, two young
people growing up in a fishing village
Titan Of The Golden Era Of Film Music
I am reminded of an apocryphal story
once narrated to me by a gemmologist.
A layman once showed him his
collection of pearls and wondered at
what price he could sell it.
The Marginalised People
History, Myth, legends and folklore
are intermingled in this fictionalised
account of a marginalised community.
While sifting grain one has to remove
the chaff, and the novelist considers
these tribal societies as chaff, and
hence the title for the book.
A `Warts And All' View Of Indian
An insider account of how S&T policies
and institutions were designed, and
the people who made it possible.
Conservation Of The Big Cat
An anthology compiled from non-fiction
sources on the big cat by an eminent
tiger scientist and conservationist.
A Case For Inclusion
Commentary on pre-reforms economic
development in the context of widening
Striving For Perfection
This Insightful and inspiring book
brought out wonderfully with line
drawings and choice words in the blurb
would make one feel that it is better
to reach for the stars of perfection
and fail than to have no purpose in
Sweetly Through The Covers
A long dead British hack once made a
distinction between ‘cricket writers’
and ‘writers on cricket’. Cricket
writers pay careful attention to
statistics and technique, to the
number of runs a batsman scores and
the strokes he uses to make them.
Here Are The Facts...
This collection brings the best of a
rare poetic sensibility to the issues
that concern us. If there are poems
that don't work or falter, the ones
that do compensate well enough.
A Few Stolen Moments
These stories do not burst upon you
with an eclat, for there's nothing to
flaunt there, rather they sort of
steal upon you, leaving you with a
faint, almost elusive, shock of
Economy Is Much Like The Atmosphere
A closed system, everything is
connected in the world economy and
every action by an individual
instantly affects everyone else.
Tabloid Need Not Be Frivolous
The book is a result of frustration
and helplessness. At the same time, it
is a product of the writer's affection
for the nation and its people.
One Millennium Of Unease
This book is not a generalised comment
on the Hindu-Muslim equation. Nor is
it a deliberate imposition of the
inanely saccharine idea that
everything was hunky dory between the
two communities until the British came
and vitiated our oh-so-innocent minds.
Realist, But Deceptive
The supernatural seldom fails to
fascinate. At first glance, Anjana
Basu's Black Tongue - it is the
Kolkata-based advertising consultant's
second novel - seems designed to cash
in on that appeal.
Forwarding A Lost Cause
JN Dixit was a prolific writer. As a
diplomat, he wrote on almost all the
areas where he had worked in his long
Lorraine Adams delves into author
Karen Connelly's book and finds a
secret passage into the mind of the
Amitabha Bagchi’s Above Average— a
no-fuss, understated take on life in
an IIT and after— is a default
candidate for comparisons.
A Biographical Treat
This book, supported by black and
white photographs, is a wealth of
politics, Buddhism and the Dalai Lama.
'Keeper Of The Verse'
Life kindles the flame of poetry, the
poet as the ‘wick’ burns to shed
warmth and light”.
Traditions And Individual Talent
A revisiting and a revival of
traditions: this seemed to be the
presiding theme of two successive
exhibitions at Gallery Kanishka’s.
Bhaskar Mukherjee’s Rooted in Realism,
which concluded on June 2, featured a
series of ink on . . . .
In Stirring Colours
In the context of the first, the name
that comes to mind is Siraj Saxena.
His three vertical canvases experiment
with beguiling configurations in
applying the paint — in this case oil
and acrylic — to insinuate topographic
and tonal variations.
Bones Minus The Flesh
Why would anyone want to compress
Ibsen’s masterpieces into ninety
minutes or less? The éminence grise of
modern drama meticulously chiselled
them into such jewels that
condensation amounts to just getting
the plots right, and sacrifices the
depth . . .
Where Are The Apples?
Just as everyone is eating more pizza
and panini at home than paratha or
pakoda, Karen Anand’s latest series of
books too feature a slice of the
global food we are all consuming
Book That Builds Bonds
Inspired by a school project, Polaris
has come up with “Hum,” a family
manual that helps people connect with
The Best Sellers!
I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go into the other room and read a
“The book is the central character
here”. We are lucky she feels that way
because she is speaking of the
spanking new Oxford Book Store on
Trichy Road that she runs along with
her husband Rajeev Kamineni.
Ruskin Bond’s Book of Verse brings
together the poetry of one of India’s
best-loved writers. This charming
collector’s edition is a treasury of
poems on love and nature, travel,
humour and childhood, and will be a
lasting source of delight to readers.
Karen Anand’s latest series of books
feature a slice of the global food we
are all consuming today.
Evasion Of Cag Audit
State audit in its present from was
introduced for the first time in the
UK in 1866, thanks to the missionary
zeal of the then Finance Minister,
writes B. P. Mathur in Government
Accountability and Public Audit
Where Are The Apples?
Karen Anand says her recipes target
young people on the move who turn away
from the kitchen and reach out for the
nearest takeaway number.