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Jerusalem: The Indian connection

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | RAJESH SINGH | in Agenda

INDIANS AT HEROD’S GATE Author: Navtej Sarna Publisher: Rupa, Rs500 Navtej Sarna tells not just the story of the Ansari family — the father, the son, the daughters, and the wives — but of the city itself, in an unassuming manner, quite like that of a gentle story-teller who makes profound observations with...

Artifice of eternity

Sunday, 07 Sep 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

No Country Author: Kalyan Ray Publisher: Bloomsbury, Rs599 Kalyan Ray takes his readers through the Ireland of 1840s, India of 1910s and New York of 1980s. He shares with ANANYA BORGOHAIN his ideas of identity, politics, history, and sentiments Kalyan Ray is the author of the novel...

Searching for Meluhha

Sunday, 07 Sep 2014 | HARI SHANKAR | in Agenda

Philosophy of Symbolic Forms in Meluhha Cipher Author: S Kalyanaraman Publisher: Herndon , Rs2,490 The author has substantially documented hieroglyphs from British museum, seals as well as Sumerian and Ur inscriptions. It is a premier research work for all interested in early India, writes HARI SHANKAR Excavations and archaeological research on Tin Route brings...

The threatened borderline

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | A SURYA PRAKASH | in Agenda

Bangladesh Migrants Author: PK Mishra Publisher: Gyan, Rs910 This is one such book that offers a veritable mine of information and analysis on the ground reality across India’s longest land border which the country shares with Bangladesh, says A SURYA PRAKASH While there have been many books on the issue of migration of Bangladeshis...

An energy called God

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | PRAMOD PATHAK | in Agenda

What God Said Translated by Author: Neale Donald Walsch Publisher: Hachette, Rs350 Though the book is repetitive at times, it seems to do what it claims — to offer a new theology. A difficult book to read yet worth reading, says PRAMOD PATHAK Author Neale Donald Walsch has dedicated the book What God...

Life on the other side

Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

ONE LIFE IS NOT ENOUGH Author: Natwar Singh Publisher: Rupa, Rs500 In his autobiography, Kunwar Natwar Singh — former senior bureaucrat, former Union Cabinet minister and an author — looks back at the glorious past which not only shaped his being but also the Indian political history. In an interaction with ANANYA BORGOHAIN,...

An institutional legacy

Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | SUROOPA MUKHERJEE | in Agenda

Hindu College Author: Kavita A Sharma and WD Mathur Publisher: Niyogi Rs1,250 This is not a just a coffee table book; it is a well-researched, informative and lucid account of the founding of an educational institution, Hindu College, against the backdrop of New India, says SUROOPA MUKHERJEE I will begin with a disclaimer. This...

Chronicling Manto in colonial India

Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Why I Write Author: Translated by Aakar Patel Publisher: Tranquerar, Rs350 Translation has its own frailties; but Saadat Hasan Manto needs to be accessible to all languages and cultures and this collection is a unique insight to his mundane life, says ANANYA BORGOHAIN Saadat Hasan Manto’s gripping impact on our consciousness and the emotional...

Politics of economy

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Politics Trumps Economics Author: Bimal Jalan and Pulapre Balakrishan Publisher: Rupa Rs699 This book suggests that Indian politics generally trumps economics, much to the latter’s detriment. Also today, arguably, good economics can also be good politics, writes Gautam Mukherjee The central thesis of this book of essays by a number of eminent...

When the muse writes

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The Poets’ Wives Author: David Park Publisher: Bloomsbury, Rs450 Three women write about their husbands — poets of fame and repute — and underscore with strong prose their saga with literature, individuality and society, says ANANYA BORGOHAIN If Northern Irish writer David Park’s ninth book The Poets’ Wives is anything to go by, his...


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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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