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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..
Against All Odds: The Extraordinary Life Of Sonal Mansingh (Book Review)
Book: Sonal Mansingh - A Life Like No Other; Author: Sujata Prasad; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 220; Price: Rs 599 Few Indian classical dancers have risen to such fame and glory as the widely-adored Sonal Mansingh. A recent biography attempts to capture the life and times of this classical dancer ..
The Audacious Patriots Who Sabotaged The Nazi Nuclear Project (Book Review)
Title: The Winter Fortress; Author: Neal Bascomb; Publisher: Head of Zeus; Pages: 399; Price: Rs 499 Would the Second World War have ended the same way if Hitler's Germany had developed an atomic bomb? At one point, the Nazis were tied with the Allies, even after driving away many gifted brains b..