From October 11, 2007 to October 17, 2007
Now, A Dictionary Of Demons!
Interested in knowing about the
grandfather of the demon King Ravana?
Or may be his children? Ravana, the
archetypal 'Rakshasa,' was a gentleman
yet ogre and son of a Brahmin . . .. .
Three Masters In Translation
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by
N.K.Damodaran, Mathrubhumi Books,
Cherooty Road, Kozhikode-1. Rs. 320.
M. Srinivasan; published by Vikatan
Prasuram, 757, Anna Salai,
Chennai-600002. Rs. 70.
Kothamangalam Subbu; Vikatan Prachuram,
757, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002.
Effective Environmental Management —
Principles and Case Studies: Rory
Sullivan, Hugh Wyndham; Allen & Unwin,
Australia. Rs. 395. All Men Are
Brothers — Autobiographical
Reflections – Mahatma Gandhi: Compiled
and edited by Krishna Kripalani. . .
Perspectives On Corporate Governance
Prescriptions for good quality
governance of the corporate and
financial sectors in a globalising
One Man’s Mission To Promote Peace
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin;
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., 11,
Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New
Delhi-110017. Rs. 395.
Cutting Edge Of Physics
Lee Smolin’s book is a report from the
cutting edge of theoretical physics.
Window On Pioneering Cartoons
Wit and Humour in colonial north India: Mushirul Hasan; Niyogi Books, D-78, Okhla
Industrial Area, Phase I, New
Astrid Mattson lives in a two-storeyed
cocoon. Across the field, her new
neighbour Veronika Bergman is in the
workshop of her next book.
The Road Not Taken
An undercurrent of passion and honest
emotion pulls the narrative through
over some implausible moments in this
book which deals with religious faith
and worldly lures.
When Art Imitates Life
It would seem a paradox that the
cinema is said to be, in one sense,
the most real of all media, but that
it is also an enormously effective
medium for the unreal, the fantastic
and the dream-like”— a quote by
Alexander Mackendrick . . . . . .
Wings Of Glory
It is in the fitness of things that
even as the Indian Air Force is
celebrating its 75th Anniversary and
at sixty, India is going through the
euphoria of ‘Chak de’, celebrating
achievements in a variety of fields, S
Sapru has . . . . . .
Away Into The Void
Booker Prize winning Yann Martel
reveals the origins of his audacious
novel Life of Pi.
Aditya Kapoor: All In The Family
Looks like it is raining Kapoors this
season. Yet another Kapoor showcases
his creative skills, and he is none
other than Aditya Kapoor, son of
Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali.
Fifty And Counting!
It was his school teacher sleeping
dead to the world that gave famous
cartoonist Shankar his first idea to
Identity, Conscience And History
Elif Shafak’s second English novel
(sixth in Turkish) incurred the wrath
of the Turks because her Armenian
characters insulted them, by referring
to the “millions” of Armenians
“massacred” by the “Turkish butchers”.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
In Palangal (Bridges), well-known
Tamil writer Sivasankari observes
three generations of women from
traditional ‘Tam Bram’ families —
unconnected to one another — as they
steer their lives through changing
times and mores.
Man Of The Masses
Professor MN Vijayan, prominent
leftist thinker in Kerala, was a
successful teacher, self-taught
psychologist, gifted writer and
A Persuasive Account
In the context of globalisation,
Indian economy is becoming more and
more 'open' and subject to
supra-national economic influences.
Bleak, Schematic And Ideological
To be 'gifted' is to be foredoomed to
frustration and ignominy, if one's
parents choose to stake everything on
this asset and are hell-bent on
extracting the utmost out of it.
Marriage Rocks! A Prescription for a
Happy Wedded Life is an antidote for
all those who consider marriage to be
Eat To Health
Tasty food that is healthy as well.
That is the aspiration of every
Avoid Being Swept Along By Market
“Most people put their faith in
experts and their money in mutual
funds, and they get their opinions
from the headlines.
This is a slim but rich collection of
interviews and essays on the drama
group of the Students Federation of
Economics is admittedly the most
quantitative among the social
sciences, and the ability to interpret
numbers and draw inferences from them
is a highly commended skill among its
The Human Cost
A new book on Partition examines the
human cost of the catastrophic event.
Path To Partion:
IN the entire corpus of American
writings on India, this book stands
out in all its uniqueness.
White Man's Burden
The white people's real burden is to
civilise themselves, says this book in
a searing indictment of racism in the
It would, at the outset, appear an
audacious undertaking. How does one
make a 19th century Urdu journal,
Avadh Punch, accessible to the
contemporary English-reading public?
And why its resurrection now? Mushirul
Hasan has embarked on a brave journey.
All Those Jaunty Angles
"To be in love with oneself is the
beginning of a lifelong romance," said
Oscar Wilde, who should have known.
Dev Anand has no reservations about
his charm, his importance and his