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Foregrounding unconditional love over knowledge

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | SACHIDA NAND JHA | in Agenda

Usha Kiran Khan’s novel Bhamati offers us an unbelievable love story between an extraordinarily outstanding scholar and his equally caring wife who willingly sacrifices all her emotional needs to help him pursue knowledge, writes SACHIDA NAND JHA Far away from the ‘centre’ of academic and creative excellence, a well-known literary writer...

A detective maharaja

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | ASTHA JOSHI | in Agenda

A Very Pukka murder Author : Arjun Raj Gaind Publisher : Harper Collins, Rs 299 This novel traces the sudden death of the British Resident of Rajpore whose mystery the Maharaja sets out to unravel. With fine details, Arjun Raj Gaind makes sure that the co-existence of the two hostile sides forms the...

An enticing mystery

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | AVANTIKA BOSE | in Agenda

The CEO who lost his head Author - Aditya Sinha Publisher - Pan Macmillan Price - Rs 299 It’s the portrayal of the media world through the eyes of two cops, the tittle-tattle and the masala, the secrets, the powerful word play and the real life models of many characters vilified in this book...

From the valley of hope

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Alluring Kashmir Author - Irfan Nabi, Nilosree Biswas Niyogi Price - Rs 1,995 IRFAN NABI and NILOSREE BISWAS make the readers explore the magnificent alleys of Kashmir through their book, Alluring Kashmir. The images and information that the authors provide bring out stories of the people from the wondrous, picturesque region as...

This Valentine’s Day, nurture your love

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Love is very rare and not everyone finds it but it still exists, unlike what many would like to believe, bestselling novelist Ruchita Misra – author of the new novel ‘Someone to Love’ - tells Ananya Borgohain Please tell us a little about yourself. Though I have been living in...

An astounding novel by Salman Rushdie in September

Monday, 13 Feb 2017 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Renowned author Salman Rushdie has written a brand new novel titled The Golden House which can be seen as a sensational novel on a sprawling canvas. It will hit the bookstores in September 2017. A modern-day thriller, it follows a mysteriously wealthy family from Bombay that is desperately seeking to...

When Narasimha Rao visited China

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Dragon on our doorstep Author- Pravin Sawhney, Ghazala Wahab Publisher- Aleph, Rs799 Former Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s 1993 visit to China complicated the border resolution by adding an additional military line to the PLA’s advantage, PRAVIN SAWHNEY and GHAZALA WAHAB explain how. Edited excerpt: If Rajiv Gandhi’s 1988 China visit downgraded the border...

The moving power of poetry

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | Mandira Ghosh | in Agenda

Anguish and a sense of rootlessness have resulted in these memorable verses. Words delve deep into our consciousness and evocative lines stir our psyche, writes MANDIRA GHOSH Dr HK Kaul’s life is interwoven with the boundaries of literature and libraries, and in these selective environment, he has authored and edited 60...

Crime, conscience, consequence

Sunday, 05 Feb 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Private Delhi Author- Ashwin Sanghi, James Patterson Publisher- Penguin Random House, Rs399 For Private Delhi, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi has collaborated with internationally renowned crime writer James Patterson. In an interview, Sanghi tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN about the state of crime writing in India For this book, you have worked with a new publishing house...

Conserve the big cats

Sunday, 05 Feb 2017 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Living with Tigers Author- Valmik Thapar Publisher- Aleph, Rs595 I had seen the aggression, power, fierceness. Here I was witnessing the tender care and a mother’s love, Valmik Thapar writes about the other side of tigers. Edited excerpt: By 1986, Ranthambore was throbbing with tiger activity. Looking back, this was one of my finest...


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Uttar Pradesh CM | Akhilesh Yadav

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Bengali actor | Rituparna Sengupta

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US President | Donald Trump
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