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A town's eternal touch

Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 | MIHIR VATSA | in Agenda

An Elsewhere Place Author- Malay Kumar Roy Publisher- Speaking Tiger, Rs 299 The book takes the readers to the 1950s’ Hazaribagh. The author makes growing up in the town sound so beautiful that the characters and the settings start to read almost mythical, writes MIHIR VATSA Malay Kumar Roy’s Hazaribagh is not the town...

MOVING WITH THE TIMES: A HISTORY OF CONFRONTATION

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | in Agenda

From cricket to Kashmir, former Prime Minister Vajpayee’s Lahore bus yatra to Kargil War, Swagato Ganguly does a remarkable job of discussing the various aspects of India-Pakistan relationship, writes SRINATH RANGARAJAN This book seeks to present a comprehensive view of India-Pakistan relations from 1990 to the present times through a compilation...

The Bengalis: But why fight over beauty?

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

Sudeep Chakravarti’s new book deals with the evolution of this intriguing community, factoring in everything from finances and food, to customs and interests, writes GAUTAM MUKHERJEE The last line in this book — “But why should anyone fight over beauty?” — makes fair, if poignant comment, on all that is...

A precis of India’s Tibet policy

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

Tibet: The Last Months of a Free Nation Author- Claude Arpi Publisher- Vij Books, Rs 1,295 The book reminds readers of the importance of Tibet in understanding Indo-Chinese relations and the dangers of underestimating the same, says ANUBHAV PRADHAN Indo-Chinese relations have entered a new phase of intense competitive tension under the centralised leadership...

The resilience of human spirit

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Avantika Pokhriyal | in Agenda

Beneath a Scarlet Sky Author- Mark Sullivan Publisher- Lake Union, Rs 399 Mark Sullivan manages to find hope and heroism in the middle of the Holocaust in a narrative where the public and private are forced together, writes AVANTIKA POKHRIYAL The Jewish Holocaust has elicited countless narratives but Mark Sullivan manages to bring...

‘Mark’ this one: Tales of the Earth

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Upcountry tales Author- Mark Tully Publisher- Speaking Tiger, Rs 599 The Tully point of view is clear as he is an insider, but also has unbiased perspective of the outsider, writes SANYA DANG We all know Mark Tully more for his BBC coverage of Indian politics than for the books he has written. His...

Strange companions in loneliness

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | TANYA MALIK | in Agenda

The silent companions Author- Laura Purcell Publisher- Bloomsbury, Rs 599 A new addition to the Victorian Gothic romance genre, this novel follows the story of a young widow who comes across a rather strange companion in the form of paintings, writes TANYA MALIK A young woman with a troubled childhood, grieving the loss of...

A passage to Kashmir, and beyond

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | DEBRAJ MOOKERJEE | in Agenda

Understanding kashmir and kashmiris Author- Christopher Snedden Publisher- Speaking Tiger, Rs 699 DEBRAJ MOOKERJEE examines fresh perspectives in Christopher Snedden’s celebrated book on Kashmir that is now available in an Indian edition Sometimes, to solve a problem, we need to step out of it. Kashmir remains an unsolved problem for India, Pakistan, and...

A ‘Delhi’ novel, with a twist

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | in Agenda

The Perfect Suicide Author- Jalaj Shrivastava Publisher- Delhi Printing and Publishing, Rs 212 This novel is full of unpredictable twists and it beautifully reproduces the 1970s’ Delhi. It will be especially interesting for anybody who grew up in the National Capital around that time, writes RAJESH KUMAR The novel is a...

Decoding Dalit history

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | SHEENAM BATRA | in Agenda

Dalit Paradigm Author : Priti Nath Saxena Publisher : Rawat Pubns Price : Rs 595 Readers will find in this book the basics for understanding Dalits — history of the term and the meanings attached to it, related movements, and the approach of the nation towards ‘them’, writes SHEENAM BATRA Priti Nath...


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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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