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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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STATE EDITIONS

Govt worked for welfare of students : CM

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SOUNDBITE

Army has been deployed without informing the State Government. This is unprecedented and serious. Is this a military coup?

West Bengal CM | Mamata Banerjee

For me, female attention is one of the best things ever. I love women and women love me. I love being a sex symbol.

Actor | Ranveer Singh

Prime Minister Modi is a prisoner of his own image, inflicting suffering on the people of India to protect his own persona.

Congress leader | Rahul Gandhi
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