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Red Birds: A Tough Black Comedy With Laborious Wit

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Red Birds: A Tough Black Comedy With Laborious Wit

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar | IANS Book: Red Birds; Author: Mohammed Hanif; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 304 With a fallen pilot, an ambitious, but floundering, teenager and a dog as the three narrators, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, in his latest book “Red Birds”, takes the reader to a new literary perch, one that is unfamiliar […]

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The Mountain that Artists Seek to Climb — and How to Reach the Summit

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Mountain that Artists Seek to Climb — and How to Reach the Summit

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: Art matters; Author: Neil Gaiman; Illustrator: Chris Riddell; Publisher: Headline/Hachette India; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 112 Here’s a writer — read widely and revered globally — who never graduated from a college but is now invited to the most prestigious institutions to deliver lectures. So how did he make it […]

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Guides on Parenting, Environment and Memory

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Guides on Parenting, Environment and Memory

Take a journey to transcend your fears and illusions around parenting; discover how to ditch plastic, reduce your rubbish and start taking everyday steps that will make all the difference; and learn to do a vigorous mental workout to help increase your memory. The IANS bookshelf has a bunch of guides on different issues to […]

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Beyond Romance and Roses: Writing and Living the Modern Marriage

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Beyond Romance and Roses: Writing and Living the Modern Marriage

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: Knot for Keeps: Writing The Modern Marriage; Edited by: Sathya Saran; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 299 There is a temple in Thiruvidanthai in Tamil Nadu where Hindu deity Vishnu is regarded as “Nithyakalyana Perumal”, or the Eternal bridegroom. The temple is the “ultimate failsafe” for Hindu Tamils seeking […]

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Tigers and Cover-Ups: Exposing Scandals Hidden in Forests

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Tigers and Cover-Ups: Exposing Scandals Hidden in Forests

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS Book: The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers: Ten Years of Research in Panna National Park; Author: Raghu Chundawat; Pages:356; Price: Rs. 899 In a world of self-styled tiger experts, lack of research and scandalous cover-ups, eminent conservation biologist and wildlife crusader Raghu Chundawat’s book “The Rise and Fall of […]

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Five Books to Look Forward to in October 2018

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Five Books to Look Forward to in October 2018

By Saket Suman | IANS International titles by acclaimed authors will once again rule the roost in October, along with a biography of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and a splendid story for children, woven around the life of late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. There will be other significant releases during the month, primarily “The Girl in […]

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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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