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Of Love, Longing and Reunion: A Fable of Our Times

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Of Love, Longing and Reunion: A Fable of Our Times

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: The Rabbit & The Squirrel; Author: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 66; Price: Rs 399 This tiny book — its prose poignant and illustrations beautiful — may come across as a light read, but is intimate in its moment and symbolic of life’s larger picture; a story where human […]

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A Writer at Peace With Himself — and Nature — in a Broken World

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on A Writer at Peace With Himself — and Nature — in a Broken World

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: The Beauty of All My Days; Author: Ruskin Bond; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 183; Price: Rs 499 Life is one epic story and the experiences that each individual has is varied and distinct. Author Ruskin Bond has been penning his life experiences — in both fiction and nonfiction — for well […]

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Whyfores and Wherefores of the 21st Century

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Whyfores and Wherefores of the 21st Century

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century; Author: Yuval Noah Harari; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 799; Pages: 352 Yuval Noah Harari, the million-copy bestselling author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus”, has returned with “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”, and the sum total of the arguments that he presents in […]

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About Love Wrapped in Red-Tape

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on About Love Wrapped in Red-Tape

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar | IANS Book: Like a Bird on the Wire; Author: Chhavi Bhardwaj; Publisher: Amaryllis; Pages: 327; Price: Rs. 399 If 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Upamanyu Chatterjee’s “English, August” gave readers a slick English-speaking young bureaucrat, floundering and trying to make sense of the classic city-village conflict, Chhavi Bhardwaj, a 2008 […]

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The Not-So-Raunchy Side of the World of Spies

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Not-So-Raunchy Side of the World of Spies

By Sarwar Kashani | IANS Title: “The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief’s Insights into Espionage”, Author: Vikram Sood; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599 What do you expect from a book that promises insights into the world of espionage? Ian Fleming’s James Bond picking up beautiful women during his mission to serve […]

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Life and Times of Gauri, Victim of the Rising Tide of Unreason

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Life and Times of Gauri, Victim of the Rising Tide of Unreason

By Bhavana Akella | IANS Title: Illiberal India – Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason; Author: Chidanand Rajghatta; Publisher: Context by Westland; Pages: 242; Price: Rs 499 The brutal murder of veteran journalist-cum-activist Gauri Lankesh at her home in Bengaluru, 11 months ago on September 5, 2017, shocked the nation and stirred the people’s conscience […]

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Five Books to Look Forward To in August 2018

By   /  August 5, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Five Books to Look Forward To in August 2018

By Saket Suman | IANS With the release of riveting novels such as “Latitudes of Longing” by Shubhangi Swarup and “All The Lives We Never Lived” by Anuradha Roy, the Indian bookshelf has thrown up quite a lot in recent months for fiction lovers to chew upon. But the coming month will bring cheer to readers […]

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The Pain and Agony of the Displaced

By   /  July 22, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Pain and Agony of the Displaced

By Mohammed Shafeeq | IANS Title: Humans on the Run; Author: Kumar M. Tiku; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 650 For millions of people displaced around the world, “Home is where the heart is”. Each one of them has a story to tell. The stories of injustice, persecution, war and killings in their […]

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Insider Perspectives: Joining the Pursuit of Textualizing the Naga Condition

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Insider Perspectives: Joining the Pursuit of Textualizing the Naga Condition

By Dzüvinguno Dorothy Chasie Book: Insider Perspectives: Critical Essays on Literature from Nagaland Author: Vizovono Elizabeth and SentinaroTsuren Norway: Barkweaver Publications 2017, 1-210 Price: Rs. 300/- (Available online at www.ilandlo.com) Overview Insider Perspectives is a collection of critical essays composed and compiled by the two authors, Vizovono Elizabeth and SentinaroTsuren, and aims to stand as a […]

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Different Shades of Genius: the Insufferable Variety Across Literature

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Different Shades of Genius: the Insufferable Variety Across Literature

By Vikas Datta | IANS They can have a fair claim to be the most misunderstood minority, despite all their contributions — solving mysteries, helping all sorts of people out of tight spots and otherwise enhancing human knowledge in myriad ways. As Jonathan Swift put it, “… when a great genius appears in the world, the […]

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