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A Book Long Due: Jim W Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on A Book Long Due: Jim W Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories

By Shelmi Sankhil Jim Wungramyao Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories, published by Bibliophile South Asia and Promilla & Co., and released in Delhi on the 12th of May is one more addition to the growing body of literary work coming from the northeast of India. Literature produced by the inhabitants of India’s northeast needs further segregation […]

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What We Owe to Literature: A Global Odyssey Across the Centuries

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on What We Owe to Literature: A Global Odyssey Across the Centuries

By Vikas Datta | IANS In that splendid comedy “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines”, set in the age when humans had just began to take to the skies, a Prussian Colonel tells a wary subordinate tasked to fly a plane that he should follow the procedure for learning everything they do “from the book […]

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Adherence, Denunciation and Inspiration: Freud and His Legacy

By   /  May 6, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Adherence, Denunciation and Inspiration: Freud and His Legacy

By Vikas Dutta | IANS It is the great, not necessarily correct, but disruptive ideas about human nature and the world that evoke the most fervent reactions, both for and against. Some of the quite famous of these stem from a quartet of European thinkers, all born within seven decades in the 19th century, and […]

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Of a Woman’s Fight, Secrets, Life and Happiness

By   /  April 29, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Of a Woman’s Fight, Secrets, Life and Happiness

Read the powerful journey of a woman who turns whistleblower and vows to assist the FBI in shutting down a dating app and porn site run by a few men to harass women; go through a thrilling tale about how the people who uncover others’ secrets often have the most to hide; discover how a […]

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New Book Explodes Myth About Cost of Instruments Used By Sir C V Raman

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on New Book Explodes Myth About Cost of Instruments Used By Sir C V Raman

By Dr Hardev SinghVirk | India Science Wire It is a part of folklore about Indian science that Sir C V Raman made his Nobel-prize winning discovery in 1928 using instruments which cost just a few hundred rupees. A new book by a science historian has busted this myth. Dr Rajinder Singh, a well-known historian of […]

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Exploring the Heart of Matter and Why Atoms Are Important

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Exploring the Heart of Matter and Why Atoms Are Important

By Vikas Datta | IANS Title: Atom; Author: Piers Bizony; Publisher: Icon Science; Pages: 225; Price: Rs 499 In science, like life, the journey is as important as the destination. While this is true for every major scientific discovery that signals a paradigm shift in how we understand, interpret or modify ourselves or our world, it […]

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Will humans survive the digital onslaught? (Book Review)

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Will humans survive the digital onslaught? (Book Review)

Gokul Bhagabati | IANS Title: Digital Vs Human: How We’ll Live, Love and Think in the Future; Author: Richard Watson; Publisher: Amaryllis; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499 At a time when the rise of digital technology appears almost unstoppable, and machines with Artificial Intelligence (AI) are commanding unprecedented respect from us, are we losing out […]

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Processing Foods — Myths, Perceptions, and Realities

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Processing Foods — Myths, Perceptions, and Realities

By Vikas Datta | IANS Title: Best Before – The Evolution and Future of Processed Food; Author: Nicola Temple; Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499 The term “processed food” rings alarm bells for many people, even beyond the health conscious, who wonder what additives it contains and how it compares nutritionally with its “natural” […]

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Sentilong Ozukum’s Sincerely Yours

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Sentilong Ozukum’s Sincerely Yours

Sentilong Ozukum’s collection of short stories, Sincerely Yours, narratesstories of everyday performances of life by the Nagas. In other words, everyday lifeconstitutes the narrative thread of Sincerely Yours. The stories in this collection can be broadly slotted as dealing with three themes. One is the religious identity and the inner turmoil of a person, on […]

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‘Mostly Harmless’: Douglas Adams’ Comic Universal ‘Travelogue’ and its Impact

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on ‘Mostly Harmless’: Douglas Adams’ Comic Universal ‘Travelogue’ and its Impact

By Vikas Datta | IANS No other book has gone so far. Last month, Canadian American entrepreneur Elon Musk sent a copy of this science fiction classic into deep space aboard his Roadster, with one of its seminal messages painted on the dashboard. Then another phrase from this book was, according to a leading writer […]

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