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Stories from Sri Lanka

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Loyal Stalkers Author- hhimi Tenduf-La Publisher-PanMacmillan, Rs 499 Author Chhimi Tenduf-la tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN about how he prefers dialogue to description in his stories, never facing writer’s block, being exposed to different cultures, and the characters in his wonderful anthology of stories that are based in Sri Lanka, Loyal Stalkers Chhimi Tenduf-La is half-Tibetan...

Past, present, future through his lens

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

Snuffing Out The Moon Author- Osama Siddique Publisher- Penguin Random House, Rs 599 Osama Siddique’s debut novel focuses on the problems of varied ages and how with time, existence of inhabitants has deteriorated because of the degeneration of its value system, writes Shweta Duseja Osama Siddique’s Snuffing Out the Moon has been praised...

Reimagining the nation

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Left, Right and Centre Author - Nidhi Razdan Publisher - Penguin Random House, Rs 599 British India was reimagined as a nation in the last quarter of the 19th Century. There were two rival ideas of India, one sponsored by Moderates and the other by Extremists, writes MUKUL KESAVAN in this book edited...

Science of secularism

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN | in Agenda

My Hanuman Chalisa Author - Devdutt Pattanaik Publisher - Rupa, Rs 295 Devdutt Pattanaik tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN that our religious roots come from our stories. If we respect existence of many gods, there will be a pursuit of co-existence. As long as we tell diverse stories of gods and imperfect heroes,...

Amish’s Adbhut Apsara

Sunday, 06 Aug 2017 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Sita Author - Amish Publisher - Westland, Rs 350 Bestselling author Amish’s protagonist Sita in this book is more of a weapon-wielding wonder woman than the vulnerable sati savitri she is portrayed as in the original epic, Ramayana, writes Sanya Dang. The title of Amish Tripathi’s new novel catapults a hitherto unknown side of...

The game of thoughts

Sunday, 06 Aug 2017 | Sidharth Dang | in Agenda

Battles of The Mind Author - Anna Chandy Publisher - Penguin, Rs 399 Battles Of The Mind is a book about breaking the shackles and conquering yourself, your self worth and finding a way to transition pain into happiness and success, writes Sidharth Dang In a country where there is so much stigma on...

A seamless chronicle

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 | LAILA TYABJI | in Agenda

Chikankari Author- Paola Manfredi Publisher- Niyogi, Rs 2,495 This book is a reference for embroiderers, designers, and textile scholars. It documents stitches used in chikan, with a useful grouping together of basic stitches and variations that stem from them, and the names that karigars use for them, writes LAILA TYABJI I love...

Life and legacy of a leader

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 | RUP NARAYAN DAS | in Agenda

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Author- Anirban Ganguly and Avadhesh Kumar Singh Publisher- Wisdom Tree, Rs 995 Scholars working on Mookerjee will find the volume extremely useful, writes RUP NARAYAN DAS While Syama Prasad Mookerjee is remembered for three major events of Indian history — the partition of Bengal, which eventually facilitated the retention of Bengal...

An unsafe omnipotent?

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

In The Name of God Author: Ravi Subramanian Publisher: Penguin Random House, Rs 299 God is supposed to be the most powerful, but what if I tell you that there are 33,000 temples in Tamil Nadu and nobody knows what is in them? With no information and records, how safe are these ancient...

Paradise lost

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Akshita Rawat | in Agenda

The Tree with a Thousand Apples Author: Sanchit Gupta Publisher: Niyogi, Rs 350 In a state of clashing ideologies and superseding ego, the civilians lose the most. The author presents the novel in a way that the line between fiction and facts gets majorly blurred. This is what makes it relevant in the...


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2 fast trains to ply on Bareilly-Bhojipura Lalkuan route

22 Aug 2017 | OP Agnihotri | LALKUAN

The 12,209 Kanpur Central- Kathgodam Garib Rath Express and 12,353 Howrah-Lalkuan super fast express, instead of their present route of Bareilly-Rampur-Lalkuan will ply on the Bareilly-Bhojipura-Lalkuan route. This decision of the railways will considerably decrease the distance between the two destination points and also result in noticeable time saving for the passengers...

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