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Excerpt: Ten Ideologies by S Jaipal Reddy | books | excerpts

Excerpt: Ten Ideologies by S Jaipal Reddy | books | excerpts

282pp, Rs 795; Orient BlackSwan The concept of a nation, in its current connotation, is of modern origin. However, people all over the world have had notions of their nations in cultural, religious, linguistic, ethnic, or geographical or imperial senses since ancient times. There is, therefore, an imperative need to ...

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‘Atalji Suggested We Be Ready For The Police’

‘Atalji Suggested We Be Ready For The Police’

A Prisoner’s Scrap-Book By L.K. Advani Ocean Books, 2016 L.K. Advani, then president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, was arrested and imprisoned during the Emergency for nineteen months. For a brief period, his fellow prisoner in Bangalore was Atal Behari Vajpayee. “Prison is meant to be a punishment,” wrote Morarji ...

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Akshay Kumar launches author Vijay Singal’s adaptation of Bhagavad Gita | bollywood

Akshay Kumar launches author Vijay Singal’s adaptation of Bhagavad Gita | bollywood

The book Bhagavad Gita – Saying it the Simple Way, was launched yesterday by actor Akshay Kumar in New Delhi. Written by author Vijay Singhal, the book, an adaptation of Bhagavad Gita, consists of translation of shlokas from Gita in simple Hindi and English, which helps the readers understand these ...

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Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

As India turns 71 next week, Outlook zeroed in on 21 individuals who have made a lasting impression on this country – for both good and bad – so far in the 21 st century. And we got 21 equally important personalities to write on the 21 individuals we chose. ...

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Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Let’s get the facts out of the way. Chetan Bhagat is the ­highest-selling Indian writer in English, and no one else even comes close.  As an insider in the publishing industry, I know how sec­retly his manuscripts are guarded, how meticulously the releases are planned, and how much money is at ...

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HT-Nielsen top 10: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tops fiction list | books | top 10

HT-Nielsen top 10: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tops fiction list | books | top 10

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist continues to reign supreme on the best-selling fiction list this week. But this week, Calling Sehmat by Harinder S Sikka took over One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat, which came in at number three. Top – 10 Fiction Titles The AlchemistPaulo Coelho Calling SehmatHarinder S. Sikka ...

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A review of our past; a picture of our present | books | reviews

A review of our past; a picture of our present | books | reviews

320pp, Rs 462; Juggernaut Amitabha Bagchi’s latest novel is a thoroughly Indian story. The two threads that run through this tale include the letters from a narcissistic author to his loved ones that details life in India in the 1970s and 80s, and the lives of the members of two ...

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Review: The Red Cat and Other Stories by Ritesh Uttamchandani | books | reviews

Review: The Red Cat and Other Stories by Ritesh Uttamchandani | books | reviews

Rs 1500; Available at www.riteshuttamchandani.com Young men exercise with cinder blocks; two grinning horses roll their eyes gleefully as they swim; a dog carefully urinates on a pole in the middle of a playing field; cubes of ice sit like a glacier in a restaurant urinal; two Ronald McDonalds gaze ...

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‘A Battle Between Hindutva and Hinduism is Coming’

‘A Battle Between Hindutva and Hinduism is Coming’

Written by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: August 11, 2018 1:00:18 am Walter Andersen Walter Andersen is, perhaps, the only scholar to have observed, or studied, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for nearly five decades. In intellectual circles, it is normally believed that as an organisation, the RSS is impervious and ...

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On divided courts | Book review

On divided courts | Book review

“IT WAS THE BEST of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair….”—Fali S. Nariman quotes the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities ...

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