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Love — Lost And Found (Book Review)
Title: Men Without Women; Author: Haruki Murakami; Publisher: Harvill Secker - Penguin Random House; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 799 What is it about Haruki Murakami books that makes you keep coming back to them? It's not comfort, because Murakami relies heavily on absurdism where his plots can give yo..
Tactical Alliance Or Forced Co-Existence? India’s Tribals And The Maoists (Book Review)
Title: An Unfinished Revolution - A Hostage Crisis, Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement; Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India: Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399 Maoist rebels were described as India's biggest security challenge (before radical Islamist terror supplanted th..
A Journey From Lahore To Hyderabad (Book Review)
Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a first-hand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who went on to become one of the first officers of the Indian Administrative ..
A ‘Handy’ Guide To Human Behaviour (Book Review)
Title: Hands: What We Do with Them - and Why; Author: Darian Leader; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 128; Price: Rs 499 If you think the current trend of people, publicly and privately, paying ferocious attention to their smartphones or other hand-held devices and furiously typing, cli..
Children’s Curiosity And What They Tell Us About Us And Our World (Book Review)
Title: Big Questions From Little People... Answered by Some Very Big People; Author: Gemma Elwin Harris; Publisher: Faber & Faber; Pages: 337; Price: Rs 399 It was once observed that the basic questions of philosophy are regularly asked by small children: "What is out there?" (ontology), "How do ..
The Amazing Tales Of Inventions That Created And Run The Modern World (Book Review)
Title: Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy; Author: Tim Harford; Publisher: Little, Brown; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 599 The i-Phone may seem the pinnacle of human endeavour, ingenuity and technological prowess -- but while Steve Jobs deserves the plaudits, the range of technologies making it p..
The Often Ignored Hand That Rocks The Islamist Cradle (Book Review)
Title: We are all Revolutionaries Here - Militarism, Political Islam and Gender in Pakistan; Author: Aneela Zeb Babar; Publisher: Sage Publications India; Pages: 196; Price: Rs 695 For every Malala Yousufzai or even Benazir Bhutto, there is also an Apa Nisar Fatima, who applauded Zia ul Haq's Isl..
Searching For Ecstasy Across A Spectrum Of Transcendence (Book Review)
Title: The Art of Losing Control; Author: Jules Evans; Publisher: Canongate; Pages: 294; Price: Rs 699 Even in our hi-tech, increasingly self-obsessed and anxiety-beset world, there are times when we move beyond our digital devotion, daily duties or angst to a "more peaceful, absorbed or transcen..
A Woman’s Snapshots Of Egypt’s Simmering Discontent And Revolt (Book Review)
Title: Chronicle of a Last Summer; Author: Yasmine El Rashidi; Publisher: Tim Duggan Books/Penguin Random House US; Pages: 194; Price: Rs 499 Volcanic emotions contribute to, and are further generated, during turbulent times in human affairs as manifested in revolutions or other such instances of..
The Sub-Atomic Forces And Processes Enabling Our Hi-Tech Lives (Book Review)
Title: The Physics of Everyday Things - The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day; Author: James Kakalios; Publisher: Crown Publishing; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 599 Oscillatory motion, capacitors, potential difference, disordered semiconductors, destructive interference and so on may seem, fo..