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Slices of women’s lives

Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

Woman to Woman: Stories Author : Madhulika Liddle Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 240 Madhulika Liddle deals with the everyday struggles of women from different parts of society without ever allowing the characters to seem powerless, writes ANUBHAV PRADHAN Reading short stories is often like having a breakfast of idlis. Idlis are a simple,...

A closetful of mystery

Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 | AMRITA VARMA | in Agenda

A Closetful of Skeletons Author : Tanushree Podder Publisher : Harper Black, Rs 250 This balanced murder mystery keeps the rational wheels in the reader’s head churning without overly violent or graphic description, says AMRITA VARMA A good murder mystery, on a cold winter night, with a cup of warm coffee and your...

Of enemies twice removed

Sunday, 01 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

My enemy’s enemy Author - Avinash Paliwal Publisher - HarperCollins, Rs 699 KUMAR CHELLAPPAN examines India-Afghanistan relationship in light of Avinash Paliwal’s new book, My Enemy's Enemy Ancient India sans modern gadgets like the Internet, satellite phones or I-pads had the best diplomats. Arthasasthra, the teachings of Kautilya (who was known more...

Cleaning up governance

Sunday, 01 Apr 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

ON THE TRAIL OF THE BLACK Author : Bibek Debroy and Kishore Arun Desai Publisher : Rupa Publications, Rs 595 This book offers interesting insights into corruption in India and the Government’s treatment of the same, writes GAUTAM MUKHERJEE This is an energetic collection of 16 essays, written by the staffers of Niti...

Mumbai at its quotidian best

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

No Presents Please Author- Jayant Kaikini Publisher- Harper, Rs 350 For anybody interested in the transition of the city from Bombay to Mumbai, in the making of urban space, or in the craft of skilled story-writing and translation, Jayant Kaikini’s book is an interesting read, believes ANUBHAV PRADHAN Not for nothing was Bombay urbs...

Buried under sands of time

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

The Legend of Kuldhara Author- Malathi Ramachandran Publisher- Niyogi, Rs 395 This is a novel that is so seeped in mystique and intrigue that it renders you speechless and motionless, writes SANYA DANG I’ll go ahead and say it at the very start — this is one of the most beautiful novels...

Decoding GDP

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | in Agenda

The Growth Delusion Author - David Pilling Publisher - Bloomsbury, Rs 499 David Pilling’s analysis of what any fluctuation in the GDP actually means for the economy of a country is balanced and educative, writes SRINATH RANGARAJAN It has become an established fact that GDP has become synonymous with economic growth and a higher...

A saga of horror and hope

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Ronica Wahi | in Agenda

Year One Author - Nora Roberts Publisher - hachette, Rs 699 Hope in the middle of a collapsing world, portrayed through creative reworking of classic themes and through a series of gripping and thought-provoking subplots — this novel is a rewarding read, writes RONICA WAHI Light against dark — a centuries-old theme — is...

A realistic dystopia

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

NOSTALGIA Author- MG Vassanji Publisher- Penguin, Rs 399 Nostalgia is a vision of the future that we would never want to wake up to, but must acknowledge the strong possibility of, says ANUBHAV PRADHAN With the chasm between dystopia and reality no longer as wide and deep as it once was, the immediacy of...

Of war and love

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

Last Train to Istanbul Author- Ayse Kulin Publisher- Amazon Crossing, Rs 399 The novel is a haunting representation of what the Jews went through, and manages to talk about love in the backdrop of the Second World War, writes SHWETA DUSEJA Fine art and literature have the power to capture and captivate human...


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UTC to use 180 buses to ferry Yoga participants

21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...

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