From September 13, 2007 to September
Humour And Pathos
Once A household name, Kothamangalam
Subbu (1910-74) was a man of many
Human Penchant For Waging War
Are humans conditioned by their nature
to wage war, is a question debated
The author is a performing artiste and
an academic who has rich experience in
providing vocal support to eminent
dancers for over two decades.
Still A Long Way To Go
A Failed Promise of Literacy: Swapna
Mukhopadhyay — Editor; Social Science
New Delhi. Distributed by Orient Longman, 1/24,
Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs.
The Reform Journey
The inside story of the dramatic
unfolding of Russia’s troubled
transition to a market economy . . .
The Solitude Of Emperors David Davidar,
No Publisher’s Block
David Davidar talks of how he forgets
his day job as a publisher when he
writes and about his latest book ‘The
Solitude of Emperors’.
V. V. Ramanujan; Sri Rangapriya
Pathippagam, 68, T.P. Koil Street,
Triplicane, Chennai-60005. Rs. 170.
Clearing Ideological Confusion
The volumes under review present
thematically E. M. S. Namboodiripad’s
answers to questions posed by readers
of Chintha, theoretical journal of the
Communist Party of India (Marxist),
over a quarter century.
Passage From India For A Math Genius
On the last Tuesday in January in
1913, Cambridge mathematician G.H.
Hardy opened his mail and got the
shock of his life.
Oriya Lit's Forgotten Patriarch
He is the man credited with fanning
the resurgence that led to the
India's first linguistic state, the man fêted as the
father of modern Oriya literature.
Anthology Of Great Orators
The date is September 27, 1893; place:
Chicago, USA; arena: Meeting of the
World Parliament of Religions.
Ordeal Of Separation
Muslim leaders and intellectuals have
squarely blamed Gandhi and Nehru for
the emergence of
this book is no different, write
Prafull Goradia and KR Phanda.
Out Of Venice
A truly dreadful thing to say,
especially since death demands a
certain reserve, a sentiment Aurelio
Zen, Dibdin’s not
quite-defeated-by-life Venetian police
detective, would fully appreciate.
Notes Of A Full Life
His childhood and youth were filled
with pranks, from stealing sweets with
a fishing rod, to flying kites across
North Calcutta skies, and then to
training as a wrestler with enough
seriousness to get to the state
Our World, In Terabytes
Does decision-making paralyse you? A
new book makes a case for careful
data-crunching, another tells you to
trust your intuition.
David Davidar’s second novel “The
Solitude of Emperors” is centred on
the communal riots in Mumbai.
Unravelling A Goddess
“Kali manifested before me. She came
in so strong and the thoughts flowed,”
says Shambhavi L. Chopra. Well, she is
the author of ‘Yogic Secrets of the
Dark Goddess’ published by Wisdom
Packaging, Publicity And The Hidden
With the exception of upmarket
literature, almost all books are
History Without Pedagogy
The relationship between the historian
and his facts has always been
problematic. A history is not a
catalogue of facts, nor a framework of
interpretation into which every piece
of available information must
There For The Knowing
The Rights and Wrongs of It: the Right
to Information, edited by Bhabesh Das
and Rajiv K. Bhattacharyya, is an
anthology of essays that rumble with
discontent, questioning the amended
The Owl Fell Off Its Perch
Those with experience in such matters
say that it is difficult, if not
impossible, to find a woman who is
both beautiful and faithful.
Flowers In Fire
God and the gardener, and bearing
witness — that rare moment of
authenticity in compassion and courage
— are elements in the fabular
structure that lies embedded in David
Davidar’s novel, The Solitude of
In his memoirs Maj Gen. Harkirat Singh
has reproduced contemporary documents
that reveal a lot that was not known
about the IPKF in Sri Lanka.
The controversy over a recent Kannada
novel provides an insight into the
direction of the politics of religion
and culture in Karnataka.
A Few Thoughts On Ramayana
As a mark of gratitude and love for
his father and guru late Krishnamurty
Pantulu, Acharya Sarvabhauma Vedula
Subrahmanya Sastry (former professor
and head of the department, Telugu,
AU) translated Adbhutha Ramayanam from
Sanskrit into Telugu.
From War To Cold War
There is not much comfort in looking
into a future where you and the
countries you dominate, plus the
Communist parties in many other
States, are all drawn up on one side,
and those who rally to the
English-speaking nations and their . .
On Life And The Arts
Hers is a remarkable story of
achievement in various spheres.
Vyjayantimala Bali has played many
roles to perfection - gifted dancer,
beautiful star, talented actress,
successful politician, skilled
Poetry In A Bind
Well known Urdu poet Kiran Kashmiri’s
collection of poems and ghazals was
recently released in New Delhi. The
book, titled “Shehr-e-Gul
Shehr-e-Khamoshan”, was formally
released by prominent Urdu poet Balraj
Komal at the city’ s Press Club. . .