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Vienna Blues: Love In Times Of Turmoil And Totalitarianism (Book Review)
Title: The Tobacconist; Author: Robert Seethaler/Charlotte Collins (translator); Publisher: Picador/Pan Macmillan; Pages: 234; Price: Rs 399 Vienna, the city of melodious music, baroque art and architecture, intellectual ferment, and exuberant -- and even decadent -- entertainment, seems an easy ..
A Muslim Man’s Vedic Romance Continues (Book Review)
Title: The Journey Continues: A Sequel to Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master; Author: Sri M; Publisher: Magenta Press: Pages: 194; Price: Rs 390 This is the continuing, amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounters with a Hindu myst..
Literary Tourism: Visiting Places That Inspired Iconic Literature (Book Review)
Title: The New York Times - Footsteps; Author: Various; Publisher: Three Rivers Press/Penguin Random House LLC; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499 The unsettling story of an evil Transylvanian aristocrat's depredations was brought home -- in all senses -- to the readers by a British coastal resort, Gabr..
Dostum: Afghanistan’s Brave Liberator Or Violent Warlord? (Book Review)
Title: The Last Warlord; Author: Brian Glyn Williams; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 372; Price: Rs 599 History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get -- or are given -- a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their ima..
Plumbing Lethal Palace Intrigues In Princely India (Book Review)
Title: A Necessary Evil; Author: Abir Mukherjee; Publisher: Harvill Secker/Penguin Random House; Pages: 380; Price: Rs 599 If a crime fiction series is set in the Raj era, one installment will invariably be in a Princely state, where there is usually an uneasy pact between tradition and modernity..
The Key Aide Who Ensures A US President’s Success Or Failure (Book Review)
Title: The Gatekeepers; Author: Chris Whipple; Publisher: Crown/Penguin Random House LLC; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 799 The floundering that marks the Donald Trump presidency so far may be due to his ignoring a crucial -- and tested -- tenet of US Presidential politics since the last half-century: Ap..
‘Bol Ke Labh Azad Hain Tere’: Faiz Beyond Revolution And Romance (Book Review)
Title: The Colours of My Heart - Selected Poems; Author: Faiz Ahmed Faiz & Baran Farooqi (translator); Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499 "Maqam, Faiz, koi raah mein jacha hi nahi/Jo kuu-e-yaar se nikle to suye-e-daar chale (No other stage on the way was suitable, Faiz/Eme..
Case Against A President: Trapping Trump In The Net Of Impeachment (Book Review)
(Book: The Case for Impeachment; Author: Allan J. Lichtman; Publisher: WilliamCollins; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 290) Even as people in the United States seem to have come to terms with the presidency of Donald Trump -- protests over, sloganeering subdued and hostility forgotten -- this book by a rep..
A Global Tour Of Expressive Words English Needs (Book Review)
Title: The Greeks Had a Word For It - Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without; Author: Andrew Taylor; Publisher: Corgi Books/Penguin Random House; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 399 Marmalade, bikini, shampoo, garage, robot, honcho, banjo, and so on may seem English but have actually gathered from all o..
Exploring Kumaon Through Its Art, Craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)
Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995 It is not just an abode of natural beauty, snow-capped peaks and tourist destinations but the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand has got much more to it. And writer Manju Kak's latest book ex..