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Modi’s metaphysical musings

Modi’s metaphysical musings

A Journey: Poems of Narendra Modi Author: Translated by Ravi Mantha Publisher: Rupa, Rs 295 KK SRIVASTAVA dissects poems written by Narendra Modi and concludes that the collection, evocative and poignant, once afloat on the surface will bring insightfulness in others’ hearts and awaken the minds to bloom, expand and ...

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The stamp as the storyteller

The stamp as the storyteller

Post haste quintessential india Author: BG Verghese Publisher: Westland, Rs 1295 BG Verghese’s book Post Haste Quintessential India describes the landmark events in Indian history and traces the country’s development through postage stamps, observes DIVYA KAUSHIK The first Sultan of Delhi, Qutb-ud-din Aybak ruled for only four years (1206-1210) but ...

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The surveyor on the map

The surveyor on the map

The Surveyor Author: Ira Singh Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Rs 350 The author has managed to juxtapose the historic with the ordinary. While surveyors indulge in map-making, this novel places these very mappers on the map and chronicles their lives in an endearing way, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN Spanning many decades and ...

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Propagating personal spirituality

Propagating personal spirituality

Religious Disarmament Author: Rudolf C Heredia Publisher: Gyan Books, Rs 990 This book is an in-depth study of the topics of religious conversion and fundamentalism; Rudolf Heredia has made a convincing case for moderation in the matter of spreading God’s message, says AJIT kumar BISHNOI Rudolf C Heredia is a ...

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Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden private lives explored in new books | books

Bruce Lee at the Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco.

Martial arts icon Bruce Lee wanted to be known around the world, and he built the perfect platform to do so as an international film star. An accidental actor, Sterling Hayden never felt right about appearing on movie screens anywhere and was more at ease at the wheel of a ...

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Indira’s invisible mentor | Intertwined Lives

Indira’s invisible mentor | Intertwined Lives

History usually remembers only the leaders. Jairam Ramesh’s Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haskar and Indira Gandhi brings alive the lives and times of a man who spent his life being invisible. Haksar was Indira Gandhi’s principal secretary. But, as Ramesh’s biography illustrates, he had a great deal of influence on India ...

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Wondering what life in North Korea is like? Read these 4 books to find out | books

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrive at Pyongyang International Airport.

We love books. But no matter how much we read, there are always dusty shelves and stories — real or fictional — that we still haven’t opened our eyes to. So every month, we’ll write about a topic, an author, or a series that catches our attention. Whether it is ...

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Tale of two sides: Book on mental scars of Partition, and a cursed heirloom | books

Anirudh Kala

Rulda Singh of Rawalpindi and Fattu of Hoshiarpur are inseparable friends and also inmates of the mental hospital at Lahore. Admitted there under the Indian Lunacy Act, they are declared fit for discharge in May 1947, and their families are informed; but no one comes to take them, so they ...

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Children’s books: Take your pick from these recent releases | books

Some recent releases in the children’s books section.

Summer vacations might be almost over. But that doesn’t mean that should stop books from making our lives magical. Here are some reads for kids that teach while also making life fantastical. The book about mangoes, The Good Indian Child’S Guide To Eating Mangoes!, is the perfect prelude to the ...

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HT-Nielsen top 10: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is the top fiction novel this week | books | top 10

Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.

This week, Paulo Coelho’s best selling novel The Alchemist reclaims its top spot from last week’s topper Calling Sehmat by Harinder S Sikka in the top 10 fiction titles category. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi comes in at number three. Top – 10 Fiction Titles The Alchemist, Paulo ...

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