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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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President receives the first copy of book on Rashtrapati Bhavan

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President receives the first copy of book on Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, 2 July-2014(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a coffee-table book ‘First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan’ on Wednesday.The book published by The Week magazine was released by Dr. Karan Singh in the presence of the President and Mr. Philip Mathew, Managing Editor, The Week. President receives the first copy […]

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Book Review News: An Aussie who embraced India for good

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Book Review News: An Aussie who embraced India for good

Mumbai, 28 June-2014,M.R. Narayan Swamy: This is a beautiful book, worth a read for both foreigners and Indians.Home is where heart is. Australian Braja Sorensen decided in her late 30s, by when she had worked in television, tourism and publishing in Australia, Britain and the US, that her heart was calling out for India. Book […]

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Indian Book Review: Hinduism pundits or Hindu baiters?

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Indian Book Review: Hinduism pundits or Hindu baiters?

New Delhi, 26 June-2014,M.R. Narayan Swamy (IANS):“This is a powerful book, as powerful as the entrenched American experts on Hindu studies. It includes essays that are critical analyses of what is dished out to be factual knowledge on one of the world’s oldest religions. Others are critical of the application of European ideas to Indian […]

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Book Review: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi

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Book Review: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi

4 May-2014, M.R. Narayan Swamy(IANS): Title: The Disrupter: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi; Author: Gautam Chikermane with Soma Banerjee; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 225; Price: Rs.295 Book Review: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi Nanha Donors: Kids donating their Piggy Bank to Kejriwal @Banaras He may be […]

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Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses

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Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses

Prince Charles turned his back on Sir Salman Rushdie during his fatwa over publication of The Satanic Verses because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, it has been claimed.Prince Charles turned his back on Sir Salman Rushdie over The Satanic Verses ‘because he thought book was offensive to Muslims’. Prince Charles did not […]

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Indian born American Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize

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Indian born American Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize

Washington, 15 April-2014, Arun Kumar (IANS): Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for “3 Sections”, called “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia.” Indian born American Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize Seshadri, 60, will get the $10,000 prize for a distinguished […]

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Khushwant Singh Dies thinking with Train to Pakistan passing through stations good and bad

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Khushwant Singh Dies thinking with Train to Pakistan passing through stations good and bad

New Delhi, 20 March-2014,Deepshikha Ghosh: Celebrated author and journalist, Khushwant Singh, has died at 99. One of India’s best known raconteurs, Mr Singh was famous for his acid wit and liberal political views. His son Rahul Singh said he passed away peacefully at his home in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi. He will be cremated this […]

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