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A mysterious Mumbai

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

A Meeting on the Andheri Overbridge Author-Ambai Publisher- Juggernaut, Rs299 Celebrated writer CS Lakshmi, more popularly known as Ambai, talks to ANANYA BORGOHAIN about her latest work, A Meeting on the Andheri Overbridge — a collection of three mysteries translated by Gita Subramaniam My pseudonym Ambai is one of the three sisters — Amba,...

Retelling the saga of Surpanakha

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | ASTHA JOSHI | in Agenda

Lanka’s Princess Author- Kavita Kane Publisher- Rupa, Rs295 Unlike numerous other fictional works which have the Ramayana as their backdrop, Lanka’s Princess is set in Lanka where Ram, Sita, and Lakshman play just marginal roles, writes ASTHA JOSHI Kavita Kane creates an interesting take on the Ramayana in her latest work, Lanka’s Princess by...

The original Patanjali

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Excerpts | in Agenda

Eminent world scientists Author- Cicily Kodiyan Publisher- Dwarka Parichay, Rs250 It is his literary works on different branches of learning that reveal in him the profoundest scholar, the ascetic, the moralist as well as the physician of the highest repute. An excerpt: Patanjali is one whose life and death are still embedded in obscure...

Of money, manpower, and climate

Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 | ASTHA JOSHI | in Agenda

Skyfire Author : Aroon Raman Publisher : Pan Macmillan, Rs 299 An especially praiseworthy aspect of Aroon Raman’s third novel, Skyfire, is that it brings the global issue of weather disturbances to the very centre of national and international politics, writes ASTHA JOSHI Aroon Raman’s third and latest work, Skyfire, fictionalises two important...

Future of the universe

Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 | STUART CLARK | in Agenda

The Unknown universe Author : Stuart Clark Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 699 STUART CLARK writes how if there is enough matter, universe’s expansion may slow down and then reverse, speeding everything back together in a cataclysmic ‘Big Crunch'. Excerpt: I am constant as the northern star” makes for great Shakespeare...

The urban project

Sunday, 18 Dec 2016 | Binoy Bhushan Agarwal | in Agenda

A City in the Making Author- Ranabir Ray Choudhury Publisher- Niyogi, Rs995 A history of transformation of a cluster of villages into a colonial city, A City in the Making will prove an indispensable read for scholars interested in the architectural history and urban planning of Calcutta, writes BINOY BHUSHAN AGARWAL Ranabir Ray Choudhury’s...

The road less travelled

Sunday, 18 Dec 2016 | Sidharth Dang | in Agenda

The Temple Road Author- Fazlur Rahman Publisher- Speaking Tiger, Rs450 Dr Rahman’s thoughts on medicine stem from core values of serving humanity with kindness. The Temple Road is an enthralling read for not only immigrants or medical personnel, but for anyone striving to achieve success in today's globalised world, writes Sidharth Dang Dr...

Tagore, the father

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Swati Pal | in Agenda

DAUGHTERS OF JORASANKO Authour: Aruna Chakravarti Publisher : Harper Collins , Rs 399 This is a novel that makes it clear that Rabindranath may be regarded by the Tagores as a scion of the Tagore family and by the people of Bengal to be their most illustrious son, but as a father,...

The methods of storytelling

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

The Last Days of Night Author : Graham Moore Publisher : Simon & Schuster, Rs 550 Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game, Graham Moore, shares with ANANYA BORGOHAIN facets of his life and his new novel, The Last Days of Night, which will soon be adapted into a film starring...

Ideas and ideals

Sunday, 04 Dec 2016 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Choices Author : Shivshankar Menon Publisher : Penguin Random House, Rs 599 Shivshankar Menon discusses five pertinent issues, including India’s territorial conflict with China. One should also thank him for explaining the difference between ‘boundaries’ and ‘borders’, terms which are used interchangeably, writes KUMAR CHELLAPPAN Independent India turns 70 next year....

SOUNDBITE

I want to personally thank Obama (and Michelle) for changing my life. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone.

TV host | Ellen DeGeneres

My father has care and concern for others. You can’t control the world; you can only control your reaction.

Actor | Hrithik Roshan

Virat (Kohli) has showed a lot of trust in me and it was very important for me that people in the dressing room trust me.

Indian cricketer | Yuvraj Singh
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