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A plunge into Spanish culture

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 | Ronica Wahi | in Agenda

Notes from a spanish diary Author - Ranjita Biswas Publisher - Niyogi, Rs 850 This book is ideal for anybody who is curious about the Spanish culture and wants to travel to Spain at some point, writes Ronica Wahi Experiences of people of centuries past and experiences of the writer in discovering...

Education levels the playing field

Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

The new wealth of nations Author- Surjit S Bhalla Publisher - Simon and Schuster, Rs 599 The decline in world poverty in the last 40 years, the new wealth of nations, the hope that tomorrow will actually be a new day — Surjit Bhalla’s book shows how all this is to be attributed...

A fresh take on Kartikeya

Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 | TANYA | in Agenda

Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son Author- Anuja Chandramouli Publisher- Rupa, Rs 295 The book reminds one of the significant role that mythology plays in the shaping of individual identity as well as their sense of tradition and culture, writes TANYA Mythology is much more intimately entwined with our lives than we realise. Apart from...

Saving Rohingyas is a ‘collective responsibility’

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

The narratives surrounding the plight of Rohingyas and the danger of giving them shelter can be quite overwhelming. This book is a call for collective action to understand and save them, says Shweta Duseja The Rohingyas Author: Azeem Ibrahim Publisher: Speaking Tiger, Rs 599 The persecution of the Rohingyas and their mass migration to...

Utopias for better reality

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Sheenam Batra | in Agenda

In its language, tone, setting, and even in the portrayal of its unique characters, this book creates a beautiful universe that invites readers, asking them to enjoy it and not analyse it too much, writes Sheenam Batra Moonrise from the Green Grass Roof Author: Vinod Kumar Shukla Publisher: Harper Perennial, Rs 399 Moonrise...

Swaying the mass imagination of a nation

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | BHARGAV OZA | in Agenda

Mahatma On the Pitch Author- Kausik Bandyopadhyay Publisher- Rupa, Rs 395 The author creates a parallel between Gandhi and cricket, making the latter read like an alter ego to the former, and forcing one to rethink the understanding of both, writes BHARGAV OZA Kausik Bandyopadhyay’s Mahatma on the Pitch: Gandhi and Cricket...

The elephant gathers momentum with Modi as mahout

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | Bibek Debroy and Ashok Malik | in Agenda

India@70, Modi@3.5 Author: Bibek Debroy and Ashok Malik Publisher: Wisdom Tree Rs 495 The collection of essays on the functioning of the Modi Government in the past 3.5 years is refreshing in both its tone as well as analysis, says Gautam Mukherjee This book was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the Nehru Memorial...

A monument to Bhartrihari's ruminative ebullience

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

Three Hundred Verses Author- Bhartrihari Publisher- Penguin Random House, Rs 599 This competent translation of Bhartrihari verses by AND Haksar makes the celebrated Sanskrit poet’s theories available to a much wider group of readers and thus spreads the joy that arises out of reading good poetry, writes ANUBHAV PRADHAN The meeting of giants...

Travelling beyond the peak of norms

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | SNEHA | in Agenda

Zanskar to Ziro Author- Sohini Sen Publisher- Niyogi, Rs 995 Particularly for women readers, Sohini Sen’s travelogue Zanskar to Ziro is proof that barriers based in society’s understanding of gender and religion are never too difficult to break, writes SNEHA Zanskar to Ziro is a travelogue by Sohini Sen. It describes her journey around...

Facing up to environmental change

Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

Conflicts of interest Author- Sunita Narain Publisher- Viking, Rs 599 Particularly at a time when the residents of even the National Capital are thinking about moving to a different place to escape the poisonous air, this book offers just the right dose of introspection, writes VV SUNDAR Conflicts of Interest by Sunita Narain is...


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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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