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Wednesday, July 04, 2007


  Book Review Articles


From June 28, 2007 to July 04, 2007

A Law Unto Itself

The British East India Company was a colossus responsible for the creation of the iniquitous modern world.

More Is Not Always Better

Growth is no longer making most people wealthier, but instead generating inequality and insecurity.

Poor Mans Ecologist

Anil Aggarwals writings tackle not so much the black and white but grey regions of environmental-development issues.

Book On Sunita

Rupa & Co has come up with— Sunita Williams: Achiever Extraordinaire by Aradhika Sharma and Capt Seshadri.

Living On The Edge

The book reveals how Musharraf is walking the tight rope with religious extremists in Pakistan.

Inside The Steel Frame

Revered and reviled in equal measure, the elite Indian Administrative Service offers its members a job profile that no other service does.

Everthing In A Name

Devoted fans of Agatha Christie know that she wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

Tough But Feminine

Modesty Blaise is the mother of all action heroines.

Two Men & A Globe

Measuring the World is set in the late 18th century at the height of the German Enlightenment.

Health Files

What is troubling is not just being average but settling for it.” Reading this line from Better, it is easy to conclude that this is a book for would be toppers.

Fresh Print

Ramanabami Natak by Gunabhiram Barua is the story of Ram and Nabami. They are star-crossed lovers. She, a young widow, and he a nice but gutless young man.

North Block In The Rearview Mirror

This seems to be the season for Indian finance ministers to produce books. Jaswant Singh, P Chidambaram, and now, Yashwant Sinha (YS).

Navy's Defining Moment

With not many books written on the Indian Navy and the only major war that it was used in, Ian Cardozo's The Sinking of INS Khukri not only brings back memories, but also throws up issues, which should be treated as important reminders for political . . .

Everyone Wants To Be Backward!

KS Chalam has divided the book into two parts: The first part deals with the current status of the SCs, STs and OBCs, while the second focusses on the impact of caste-based reservation.

Crouching Hidden Danger

It's official now. Tigers, the arrogant and proud rulers of the jungle, whose realm remained unchallenged even by the greatest of warriors, seem to have given in, first, to the greed of hunters in quest of 'trophies' and then to the poachers . . . .

Sky Is No Limit

Capt. Seshadri has co-authored Sunita Williams’ biography

Falling In Love?

How do you make anyone fall in love with you? Forget compatibility, a great sense of humour and walks by the beach. That’s so yesterday.

By The Rivers Of Blood

The word ‘diaspora’ connotes a sense of loss — a loss laden with regret and punctuated by a longing to return.

Of Mice, Mentors And Managers

The title, The Case of the Bonsai Manager, at first blush, suggests a Perry Mason whodunit. The author quickly clarifies that it is, in fact, about how not to become like a stunted bonsai and grow to your full potential as a manager.

Giving It A Different Spin

This book “traces the genesis of madrasa-based movements and Islamic groups in South Asia and...the roots of the current state of Islamic activism and militancy in the region”.

Old Wine In A New Bottle

The 150th anniversary of the uprising of 1857 has occasioned a number of publications. Many of these works have been written by non-historians using interdisciplinary research.

In A Pretty How Town

This is a “how” book par excellence. Bravely compared to a car manual in the preface, it is a bit more ambitious.

The Rich Heritage Of Nainital Raj Bhawan

Coffee table books are usually just that. Glossy paper, beautiful larger than life pictures and an indifferent text.

Swadeshi Is Not Against Imports, Investments

My understanding of swadeshi goes far beyond narrow considerations. To me, swadeshi means making India economically self-reliant and strong, making India economically secure.

Us Indian’s Iraq Book Gets Award

An acc-ount of life in Baghdad’s reen Zone by a journalist of Indian origin was on Monday selected as the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2007.

Healthy Trends In Standards Globalisation

With the footprints of major business players spread the world over, it has become increasingly necessary that accounting, the language of business, is intelligible to a wider audience.  

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