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Going beyond conventions | Book review

Going beyond conventions | Book review

The title of Dr Rajeev Jayadevan’s new book, Think Like Your Doctor, would make anyone curious. It suggests that the reader think like a doctor. But, the book is more of an attempt to go beyond conventional medical literature, to talk about the worries and answer the queries of the ...

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The truths out there | Business Standard News

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States Daniel Immerwahr Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 516 pages; $30 The word “empire” has a distinct place in the American lexicon: readily applicable to other countries but rarely, if ever, ...

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Don’t fear, author Maneka is here! | books | author interview

Don’t fear, author Maneka is here! | books | author interview

She is the champion of rights of all beings — animals, humans, and flora alike. An activist, politician, and author, you just “can’t slot” her. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union minister for women and child development, talks about her latest book, There’s a Monster Under My Bed!, and her fears and ...

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Review: The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan by Namita Devidayal | books | reviews

Review: The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan by Namita Devidayal | books | reviews

253pp, Rs 699; Westland There are several regrets in my life; one of them is not having listened to Ustad Vilayat Khan live in concert. Recorded music can seldom reproduce the joy of a live performance. Every recording is a different rendition, a new rumination on what has been sung ...

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Review: In the Time of the Others by Nadeem Zaman | books | reviews

Review: In the Time of the Others by Nadeem Zaman | books | reviews

320pp, Rs 599; Picador India Nobody knows exactly how many people were killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 in what was then East Pakistan. Nearly half a century later, first-time author Nadeem Zaman offers a detailed, albeit fictionalised, account of the bloody events that culminated in the creation ...

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Review: Birds About Delhi by Nikhil Devasar and Rajneesh Suvarna | books | reviews

Review: Birds About Delhi by Nikhil Devasar and Rajneesh Suvarna | books | reviews

312pp, Rs 799; Dorling Kindersley Delhi’s bitterly cold and foggy mornings are a joy to a motley group. They are birders (or bird watchers). Even the rain doesn’t deter them from venturing out in the wee hours on their scheduled weekend activity – a bird walk followed by a good ...

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Tunnel To Kosala

Calcutta In Dark Sci

Ayodhya: City Of Faith, City Of Discord By Valay Singh Aleph | Pages: 383 | Rs. 799 A veteran journalist, who asked trenchantly in one of his thought-stirring articles in 1995: “Did Babri Masjid exist in public consciousness prior to its demolition on December 6, 1992?” had raised a very ...

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Bestselling author Durjoy Datta on Pocketful O’ Stories, love and other things | books

Valentine’s Day 2019: Bestselling author Durjoy Datta on Pocketful O’ Stories, love and other things | books

What makes a good love story? Is it the relationship the couple shares, their chemistry, their good looks or is it just about love and the journey of a couple together? Every year on Valentine’s Day and the prelude to the day of love, there’s speculation on your relationship status, ...

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Protests & policy – Frontline

Protests & policy - Frontline

THE book under review is the second volume of a trilogy that Zoya Hasan has embarked on, devoted mainly to the politics of policymaking, with a special focus on the interaction between state and civil society during the tenure of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government between 2004 and 2014. ...

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Measuring women’s work – Frontline

Measuring women’s work - Frontline

IF the title of the book is somewhat enigmatic, the subtitle immediately reveals its contents as a contribution to the growing body of literature on women’s studies. The author is widely known among those who are engaged in women’s studies. She is also a high-profile academic, respected for her scholarship ...

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