From August 23, 2007 to August 29, 2007
Travesty Of Democracy
Everyone who reads The Washington Post
on a fairly regular basis in the lead
up to and after the 2003 invasion of
Iraq by the United States would agree
that Rajiv Chandrasekaran did an
exemplary job of reporting the events
as they unfolded.
This is not merely a chronicle of the
community outreach of the Indian Space
Upadesa Sahasri is a philosophical
treatise written by Sankara in simple,
classical Sanskrit as if it was meant
for the ordinary spiritual aspirants
to whom his commentary on the
Brahmasutra might appear formidable to
study and understand without . . . .
Promises To Keep
Big jackets used to be the dress code
for some students visiting the Delhi
Bookworms, Time For More Books!
The Oxford Autumn Sale is back.
Between August 24 and September 9, the
store offers discounts ranging from 5
per cent to 70 per cent.
A Rediscovery Of India
It sounds like a thinking youngster’s
grand dream – hop on to a train,
travel the country, meet its real
people in the smaller towns, take a
peek at history and gaze into the
future - with hope, and perhaps a
Protagonist Of Company Art
The Most Celebrated Painter of India
(1848-1906): Published by Parsram
Prakrit Adaptation Of The Bhagavad
An English translation of his
rendering on the Geeta: Ravin Thatte;
Pub. by B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital,
Diagnostic and Research Centre, Dervan,
Maharashtra. Rs. 750.
Media Under The Scanner
The print media helped shape Kerala
society in the last century, and the
electronic media is playing a similar
The author touches upon some
interesting points in the second part
of this work.
Early Tamil Script
The book under review is one of the
few good works on “vattezhuttu”. The
author is known for his innovative
works on numismatics.
Ringside View Of History
A book of varied speeches, released
strategically around Independence Day
is bound to invoke the nation, as this
volume does unequivocally.
This book tracks the footsteps of a
business leader who overcame a brutal
childhood to make history.
Wasted On Advertising!
This biography shows RK Swamy was a
powerful strategic thinker, able to
search the haystack and find the
Ready, Set, Cut The Action!
This book would have done better as a
non-fictional account of sugar mill
politics than the 'passionate' tale it
sets out to be.
Mea Culpa, Says Godse...
Besides chronicling the conspiracy
surrounding Gandhi's assassination,
the author also locates important
events and developments surrounding
the freedom movement.
Comedy Can Be Ironical
So what's your idea of comedy? To
return home one night and find that
the house has been burgled; very
In The League Of Trading Nations
We are aware how critical was the
issue of intellectual property at WTO
negotiations, which took over eight
years amid great expectations.
How World Was Hammered
By a quirk of history, India appeared
on the Bolshevik horizon soon after
the Russian Revolution.
There's Method To This Madness
From a relatively tattered childhood
in a refugee colony in divided Bengal
to a successful international
management consultant, Shombit
Sengupta has passed through great
upheavals in his life.
Bringing Coffee To The Table
“Coffee Gyan” published by Macmillan
India Limited and the Coffee Board
makes for a quick and light read.
Starbook: Ben Okri, Rs. 480 A magical
tale of love and regeneration. Gifted:
Nikita Lalwani, Rs. 395 A contender
for this year’s Booker Prize. The
Assassin’s Song: M. G. Vassanji, Rs.
Risks Of ‘Lean’ Logistics
Just in case you are leaping headlong
into JIT (just-in-time), it may help
to listen to Ronald H. Ballou and
Samir K. Srivastava.