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Rescuing the story of Kashmir

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle Author - Saifuddin Soz Publisher - Rupa, Rs 595 Saifuddin Soz displays how there cannot be a single, reliable account of Kashmir’s past. His balanced and well-researched book highlights the lived experience of Kashmiris and adds a rare, human touch to their story,...

Caustically engaging

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | JIGYASA HASIJA | in Agenda

Acid Author - Sangeetha Sreenivasan Publisher- Penguin, Rs 499 Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s Acid is powerful and almost corrosive in its use of natural imagery. Its unique style forces the reader to look at life from unusual points of view, writesJIGYASA HASIJA An unpretentiously titled book, Acid, which is Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s translation of her 2016...

What's in a name?

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

APEX HIDES THE HURT Author - Colson Whitehead Publisher - Fleet, Rs 599 A ‘nomenclature consultant’ is hired to give a town a new name. The idea is to make sure that the new name is in sync with its chequered history and encapsulates the struggle of its original free black settlers. Going...

From a child’s perspective

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | UMA JAYARAMAN | in Agenda

The Friendless God Author - S Anuradha Publisher - Moonlight, Rs 800 This novel uses a child protagonist to highlight the problems and limitations that handicap the general understanding of power and prayer in the Indian society, writes UMA JAYARAMAN The central question of The Friendless God, a novel by S Anuradha, is anchored...

Of love, memories, and the self

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | JASBIR JAIN | in Agenda

The Last email Author : Mridula Garg Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 299 Mridula Garg’s The Last Email shows that in a relationship, one can almost never know what’s real and what’s not. Even after years of conversation, there’s always scope for ‘rewriting’. It can only be understood in retrospect, says JASBIR JAIN A...

For the environment

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | in Agenda

The Climate Solution Author : Mridula Ramesh Publisher : Hachette India, Rs 550 The book undertakes the important task of making theories and facts about climate change accessible to common people, says SRINATH RANGARAJAN The fact that climate change has become a ubiquitous phenomenon needs no emphasis. The effects are there for all...

Decoding desire in India

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | SANYA DANG BERI | in Agenda

Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India Author : Madhavi Menon Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 599 This book studies changes in attitudes towards desire in India, and gives readers an alternative version of the nation’s history. It shows how and why a cloud of conservatism hovers over India’s culture, writes...

Within the family

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI | in Agenda

A Place for Us Author : Fatima Farheen Mirza Publisher : Hogarth, Rs 599 A Place For Us is a readable and relatable novel about the highs and lows of an Indian Muslim family. It has cathartic moments and lessons for almost all families, writes APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI Set in California, A Place...

Almost a masterpiece

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

The Evolution of Ghalib Author : Hasan Abdullah Publisher : Rupa, Rs 995 Abdullah has managed to make his book unique in content and style. If only he had tempered his passion with the reason to which he so early lay claim in the narrative, this book would have been a true...

Mental health and law in India

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Archana Jyoti | in Agenda

Forensic Psychiatry: An Indian Perspective Author : Dr RC Jiloha, Dr Prerna Kukreti, Dr Dinesh Kataria Publisher : JAYPEE Brothers Medical, Rs 1,295 This book is ideal for those interested in the field of Forensic Psychiatry, which is still in a nascent stage in the country. It deals with related legal...


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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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