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On The Shelf: Dies irae and Caste in Stone

On The Shelf: Dies irae and Caste in Stone

Written by Aakash Joshi , Nikitha Phyllis | Updated: October 13, 2018 1:42:09 am Karukku (Tamil) and The Generation of Rage in Kashmir The Generation of Rage in Kashmir David DevadasOxford University PressRs 495 To paraphrase Gandalf the Grey, all those who live in turbulent times wish that they did ...

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Beyond Wild Wild Country: Books by those who were part of it | books

Beyond Wild Wild Country: Books by those who were part of it | books

Spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh (also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh or Osho) remains to be a figure that piques interest. The Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country definitely got Osho and his secretary Maa Anand Sheela, as well as other followers, a lot of attention. It won an Emmy ...

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Alternative rendering – Frontline

Alternative rendering - Frontline

TRANSLATIONS render; they do not reproduce the original. There they are rather like music. Every time a song is sung or played, it comes just a shade different, depending on the musician’s state of being—physical and psychological—external factors like the climate, natural and aesthetic, and the availability of musical aids ...

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Conspiracy stories | Peshwa | War Of The Deceivers | Author

Conspiracy stories | Peshwa | War Of The Deceivers | Author

In politics, one cannot often say which is the cause and which is the effect—whether weakening of a central or paramount power results in the rise of regional states, or the rise of regional powers leads to weakening of a central power. The rise of several regional powers during the ...

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Eating Wasps review: The many shades of desire | Eating Wasps | Author

Eating Wasps review: The many shades of desire | Eating Wasps | Author

Anita Nair is probably India’s most popular and prolific writer. She spins stories with dazzling speed and intensity. Eating Wasps is vintage Nair, who excels in writing passionately and sensitively about women. Nair has spent her career using the veil of fiction to explore their inner worlds. Thus, she dabbles ...

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Finger on the Buzzer | The Indian Express

Finger on the Buzzer | The Indian Express

Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Updated: October 6, 2018 12:12:16 am Indian troops in Basra getting milk rations; (Photo Courtesy: DK) Siddhartha Basu, who pioneered the TV quiz wave in the 1980s, now brings us a new twist to the quiz book – a snapshotty account of India through the ...

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Author Bhaskar Chattopadhyay: It is impossible to make a living by just writing in India | books | author interview

Author Bhaskar Chattopadhyay: It is impossible to make a living by just writing in India | books | author interview

Being in the profession of writing in our country is not an easy job, according to author Bhaskar Chattopadhyay. He says that almost every author has to take up some other work besides writing books to sustain a living. He says that this applies to him as well — besides ...

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Zuni Chopra: It’s important for people of my age to find ways to tell stories | books | author interview

Zuni Chopra: It’s important for people of my age to find ways to tell stories | books | author interview

She’s all of 17, and yet, well on her way to literary stardom. Zuni Chopra, daughter of film journalist Anupama Chopra and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra takes time to open up about a myriad of topics, but she makes sure she’s engaging and witty. “With school work nowadays, and also, ...

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From The Jackal to The Fox: Frederick Forsyth on remastering the spy game | books | author interview

From The Jackal to The Fox: Frederick Forsyth on remastering the spy game | books | author interview

The world was a different place when Frederick Forsyth wrote his first novel. The year was 1967. Forsyth, broke from being a news correspondent in West Africa, thought it might help to write a novel. It wasn’t the brightest idea. “People said ‘Rob a bank if you like; don’t write ...

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Review: Snowflakes of Time by Kanwal Sibal | books | reviews

Review: Snowflakes of Time by Kanwal Sibal | books | reviews

220pp, Rs 399; Bloomsbury The publication of former foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal’s book of poems Snowflakes of Time is a landmark occasion for lovers of poetry in the English language written by Indians. Sibal’s poems are marked by extraordinary power and amplitude of imagination and a thoroughly Indian sensibility. In ...

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