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Equality, for all

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Equality, for all

The Communist Manifesto pamphlet was published on February 26, 1848 by two young socialists, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marx was a philosopher, economist, sociologist and journalist who spent much of his life in London. Engels was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and a businessman and just before he joined Marx, he was working […]

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Murder Raj Kumar convict writes nine books in UP jail

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Murder Raj Kumar convict writes nine books in UP jail

LUCKNOW: A murder convict who spent 11 years in jail wrote nine books and has won several awards. He has now been honoured by the UP governor for his literary works. The convict Raj Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to jail in 2000 for his involvement in the murder of a “gram […]

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Nellie, 1983 book review: Most Horrendous Genecide in Assam by Diganta Sharma

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Nellie, 1983 book review: Most Horrendous Genecide in Assam by Diganta Sharma

Guwahati,Waliullah Ahmed Laskar: Nellie, 1983 is an Assamese book written by Diganta Sharma based on the Nellie massacre that took place during the Assam Movement in 1983. The book is published by Eklabya Prakashan, Jorhat, Assam. Neelie, 1983: Asom Andolonor BorborotomGonohatyar Postmortem Report (Neelie, 1983: A Postmortem Report into the MostBarbaric Massacre of Assam Movement) […]

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Kargil war: When Vajpayee made Dilip Kumar talk to Nawaz Sharif to broker Indo- Pak peace

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Kargil war: When Vajpayee made Dilip Kumar talk to Nawaz Sharif to broker Indo- Pak peace

Mumbai(PTI): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee complained to Nawaz Sharif after the outbreak of the Kargil conflict that he had been shabbily treated and made the Pakistan premier speak with bollywood legend Dilip Kumar who pleaded for controlling the situation, says a new book. Narrating a startling anecdote recounted to him by Saeed Mehdi, […]

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How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

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How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

Washington,David E. Hoffman: He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of his military laboratory. His espionage […]

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Life in the times of single screens

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Life in the times of single screens

” Needless to say, the writer undertook a lot of painstaking research and put in hours of time to give shape to this marvel of a read. Additionally, his experience of watching and appreciating cinema over long years infuses a life in the narrative that pulsates through every line and every story.” By Mohd Asim […]

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‘Book Cover Prize’ for design excellence instituted

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‘Book Cover Prize’ for design excellence instituted

New Delhi, March 24(IANS) – An award to honour the best book cover designs has been instituted, with the aim to encourage young talent and highlight the hard work that goes behind cover-making. Oxford Bookstore on Tuesday announced the institution of India’s first Book Cover Prize to honour excellence in book design. The prize will […]

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Book Review: Democrazy

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Book Review: Democrazy

Publisher: Jaico Pages: 233 Price: Rs 299 Rating: * Amidst the high-decibel and intense campaign that was the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, not many had time for satire. Moreover, after Narendra Modi’s landslide win, while several serious books analysing the election results were written, narratives in the lighter vein were few and far between. On […]

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Gandhi Gram: The village that is a testimonial to the Mahatma’s grit

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Gandhi Gram: The village that is a testimonial to the Mahatma’s grit

In his book ‘India After Gandhi’, Ramchandra Guha recounts a conversation between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend in Calcutta in September, 1947. After brutal violence in the city, when Gandhi decided to go on a fast, his friend, trying to convince him to break his fast, told Gandhi, “If you die the conflagration will be worse.”

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The Substance and the Shadow – An Autobiography of the tragedy king of Bollywood

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The Substance and the Shadow – An Autobiography of the tragedy king of Bollywood

Publisher: Hay House Publishers (India) Pvt. Ltd Price: Rs. 699 The Substance and the Shadow – An Autobiography of the tragedy king of Bollywood 20 July-2014, Arvind Gigoo/DNA: On December 11 in 1922 Ayesha Bibi, the wife of Mohammad Sarwar Khan of Peshawar, gave birth to a son who was named Yousuf. When he was […]

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