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  • Crime-Solving Lessons From The Great Detective Himself (Book Review)

    Title: Sherlock Holmes' School for Detection; Author: Simon Clark (editor); Publisher: Robinson; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 499 Even nine decades after his original creator penned his last tale, the solver of mysteries, scourge of criminals, and saviour of the wrongly-accused is still busy at work. Bu..

  • ‘Yeh Lakhnau ki sarzameen..’: A Contemporary, Lavish Tribute (Book Review)

    Title: Lucknow: The City of Heritage & Culture - A Walk Through History ; Author: Vipul B. Varshney & Ajaish Jaiswal (photographer); Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 2,500 It is an enduring example of Indian ingenuity. A city in a timber-rich, though rock quarry-deficient region sti..

  • A Wealth Of Wisdom On Human Issues Expected And Unexpected (Book Review)

    Title: Wise Words - The Philosophy of Everyday Life; Author: Stephen Trombley; Publisher: Head of Zeus; Pages: 337; Price: Rs 599 Our perversity can sometimes be extreme. We look for guidance from every quarter leaders temporal and spiritual, self-help gurus, agony aunts, et al but ignore those w..

  • A Trenchant Tale Of Trump’s Triumph (Book Review)

    Title: Pussy; Author: Howard Jacobson; Publisher: Jonathan Cape/Penguin Random History; Pages: 192; Price: Rs 599 This is one account of his journey to become US President that Donald Trump will not particularly appreciate. Though purporting to be the story of Prince Fracassus, the heir appare..

  • Unveiling Ernest Hemingway’s Clandestine Career (Book Review)

    Title: Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961; Author: Nicholas Reynolds; Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 799 Among the great American authors of the 20th century, if not the greatest, Ernest Hemingway was not only known for hi..

  • A Train Of Thought And Thinking About Thinking (Book Review)

    Title: Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong; Author: Timothy Williamson; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 160; Price: Rs 399 It is all in our mind. How we live our lives depends, to a considerable extent, on the philosophical points of view we use to explain the world and guide our act..

  • The Continuing Travails Of A Demoted Sun God (Book Review)

    Title: The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo Book 2) ; Author: Rick Riordan; Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 460; Price: Rs 599 Stripped of his divine form and powers but not his mindset the Greek god of the Sun (and music, poetry, prophecy, plague and healing too) is now a mo..

  • Neglected State Of Sentencing In Judicial Decisions (Book Review)

    Title: Discretion, Discrimination and the Rule of Law; Author: Mrinal Satish; Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Pages: 310; Price: Rs 695 Even with stringent laws in place to deter sexual violence against women, inconsistencies in the judicial process many a time leads to lighter punishment ..

  • Chasing A Serial Killer In Colonial Shanghai (Book Review)

    Title: Death in Shanghai; Author: M.J. Lee; Publisher: HQ/Harper Collins; Pages: 378; Price: Rs 399 Justice may be the aim of law and order but may not always happen in the real world, where many other considerations play a role. Take the colonial era, where maintaining prestige of the rulers was..

  • Great Ball Of Fire: Our Sun And Its Surprising Secrets (Book Review)

    Title: 15 Million Degrees - A Journey to the Centre of the Sun; Author: Lucie Green; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 303; Price: Rs 499 Its light made life on earth possible and continues to sustain it. We may revel in -- or sometimes revile -- sunlight, which takes a little over eight..