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Good Governance

Author: N Bhaskara Rao

Publisher: Sage, Rs695

Based on large-scale field surveys, the book studies trends in corruption in public services and offers suggestions on ways to implement good governance. Given the adverse effects of corruption on society and economy, the author illuminates upon the linkages between corruption processes and operations, and provides a strategic approach to curb this menace together with a methodology for ensuring graft-free delivery of public services.

 

Dirty Love

Author: Sampurna Chattarji

Publisher: Penguin, Rs299

This is a sequence of stories set in the restless swirl of a Bombay where dream-shuttles speed through the rain and men fall prey to dirty love. Reeking of sewers, fish markets, slaughtered meat, and peopled with loners, misfits and drifters, these tales prise open the surface of everyday existence. We encounter a mother inexplicably estranged from her infant son, an Insectboy with a gift for fantasy, Night Rat Killers who prowl through the dark depths of the metropolis, and umbrellas that find refuge in their very own heaven.

 

Intriguing India

Author: Hugh and Colleen Gantzer

Publisher: Niyogi, Rs250

The East is defined by the Bay of Bengal and the Brahmaputra that pours into it, creating the Andaman Islands. Or so a geologist assured Hugh and Colleen Gantzer. But they found more than forests there. In Ross Island, they had an eldritch encounter in the ruins of an abandoned church. In this, the fourth book in their Intriguing India series, the Gantzers describe the other experiences they’ve had in the Eastern States. In Puri, they saw a million people of all faiths. At Kamakhya, they saw evidence of an ancient celestial catastrophe. There are more such encounters with different places and people of the region.

 
 
 
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SOUNDBITE

Prime Minister Modi can advance the interest of the people of India by working effectively with President Obama.

White House Press Secretary | Josh Earnest

I’m endorsing Marco Rubio to be our next president. We have got to turn the page on the Obama Administration.

US Republican | Bobby Jindal

Whatever is conjecture (about Netaji Bose) is not of consequence to me. What is of consequence is that he was fighting for India’s freedom.

Film-maker | Shyam Benegal
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