From July 12, 2007 to July 18, 2007
Swadeshi Is Not Against Imports,
My understanding of swadeshi goes far
beyond narrow considerations. To me,
swadeshi means making India
economically self-reliant and strong,
Us Indian’s Iraq Book Gets Award
An acc-ount of life in Baghdadâ€™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.
Hinduism Painted Black
This voluminous book makes for an
interesting and indignant reading.
Interesting, because it exposes the
fallacious interpretation by American
scholars of Hinduism, its numerous
facets and their manifestation in ways
that are beyond the ken of some.
Towards A Brain-Force Economy
It wasn’t the invention of the
computer that triggered a great 21st
century transformation, says Peter
A View From North Block
Memoir relating the inside story of
the reforms and the opposition that
tried to derail the process.
Kazhchayum Vaayanayum — Study: Bipin
Chandran — Editor; DC Books, DC
Good Shepherd Street,
Kottayam-686001. Rs. 150.
This work by the saint-poet Surdas
belongs to our ancient cultural
heritage. These songs were composed in
the Braj Bhasha dialect, which is
regarded as Krishna’s own language.
Encyclopaedia In Tamil
For over two centuries, the role
played by Encyclopaedia Britannica in
nourishing human knowledge with
authentic and exhaustive information
cannot be overemphasised.
Despatches From Pakistan
Reflections on the author’s eventful
three-year journalistic stint in
The Original with the Sanskrit
commentary of Tirukudanthai T.S.S.
Raghavabhatrachariar, the Tamil
commentary of Kidambi M.
Rajagopalachariar and the editor, V.
N. Vedanta Desikan’s Tamil & English
Saving A Precious Natural Heritage
Birds occupy a special place in our
lives. They are among the most popular
groups of animals. Given the diversity
of birds — there are some 10,000
species of them worldwide —
Muslim Identity In The Public Sphere
The unfolding of the series of
terrorist strikes during the post-
9/11 period has made interpretation of
Muslim identity inexorably problematic
at the popular as well as the
Hosseini may not make memorable
characters but he does tell memorable
tales. Yet this is thinner gruel, less
fully realised and less satisfying
than the last.
A Many-Stringed Instrument
pluralism, forces undermining it, and
liberal public culture as a riposte.
Potter Across The Pond
New British prime minister Gordon
Brown has called J.K. Rowling’s Harry
Potter opus his nation’s “greatest
In Wonder Land
With its inclusion in the new seven
wonders of the world, there’s no
better time to brush up on the Taj
Mahal . . . .
On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter
learns that he comes from a magical
family and is to attend Hogwarts, a
Tribute To The Revolutionary
Bhagat Singh's martyrdom at an early
age of 24 is a well-known fact. But
how many of us are aware of his
intellectual depth? And how many know
what he wanted to convey through the
term, "Long Live Revolution"?
Upholding Dangerous Ideas
In the early 1980s, as a lecturer at
the largest Indian school in Dubai, I
saw within our school premises a
five-foot statue of Mahatma Gandhi
installed in the playground.
From Red Tape To Green!
This book shows how the Ministry for
Environment and Forests is favouring
industrial growth over environmental
concerns! . . . . .
'Seasons In The Sun'
Alex James's account of his years of
rock star excess, 'A Bit of a Blur',
delights Leonie Cooper.
Coming Home To The Limberlost
This tale about a one-armed orphan,
who finds a home and people to love,
is a classic that warms the heart.
Broken Images Of Everyday
The scenes in this book are snapshots
of daily life in Patna offered with
sensitivity, often movingly and
Without Hillary, Bill was helpless and
without Bill, Hillary felt she could
not achieve her political ambitions,
writes MV Kamath.
In Search Of Excellence
Twelve years is a long time for an
institution to understand and assess
the purpose of pursuing an art form.
The Story Of The Eye
Behind the Great Traditions of Art,
there often stands a Little Tradition,
distinguished by its unique history of
the inner eye.
Read Between The Lines
“One of the pleasures of reading J.K.
Rowling is discovering the playful
references to history, legend and
literature that she hides in her
K.S.Chandrasekar is the winner of the
Best Business Academic, 2006. It was
the passion for teaching that
propelled this 39-year-old
‘industry-tuned academician’, as he
would like to be called, into
Tale Of The Times
Sixteen books in almost 20 years.
Prolific – best describes Loveleen
Kacker, for the lady is not even a
Flavours Of Love
Stumbling upon her late mother’s
recipe collection, Bina Thadani shares
it with the public.
Ethics In The Epic
There is an old Bengali saying which
roughly translates as “what is not in
the Mahabharata is not in Bharata.”
This book is a refreshing addition to
the literature on the Bengal
Renaissance. More importantly, it
offers a new way to examine this
The homely Bengali saying that you
don’t need a mirror to see the
bracelet on your wrist comes
repeatedly to mind ploughing through
these 900 pages.
Confessions Of The Real Yashwant
Yashwant Sinha cannot be faulted if he
has not heard of Lord Mancroft. He
would, however, find a study of Lord
Jowitt very instructive.
The first Prime Minister's notes of 50
years ago are still relevant.
Global Finance First
Within the realm of the economy, the
fastest-growing segment is finance, in
the broad sense of the term.
Civilians not allowed," read a sign on
the window of a restaurant in Quetta,
which defence analyst Ayesha Siddiqa
visited in 1996.
Yashwant Sinha On He Bjp
The destruction of the Babari Masjid
and the crisis in which it has plunged
the nation is the sordid finale of the
vote bank politics which has come to
afflict democracy in this country... .
Books All The Way
Parragon Publishing India joins hands
with Disney Books to publish its