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Review: Broken Man-In search of Homeland | books

Review: Broken Man-In search of Homeland | books

Loknath Yashwant is not an easy read. The Marathi writer has a vast canvas that spans community, religion, aesthetics, the dynamics of caste and gender, and his unrelenting poetry is a searing look at contemporary society. In his recent collection of poems, translated into English as Broken Man, Yashwant’s verses ...

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Review: The Bombay Plan | books

Review: The Bombay Plan | books

The average Indian student who starts an undergraduate course in economics in the next academic session would have been born after 2001. This is a decade after India adopted economic reforms, which drastically changed the economic landscape, both in material and intellectual terms. Economies and societies change with time. Not ...

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Jay Panda’s new book an exhaustive commentary on issues of our times | Jay Panda | Lutyens’ Maverick – Ground realities

Jay Panda's new book an exhaustive commentary on issues of our times | Jay Panda | Lutyens' Maverick – Ground realities

Be it debating the idea of ‘one nation, two elections’ or need to reform political funding, analysing Modinomics and critiquing present situation of the justice delivery system in the country, Baijayant Panda has been a prolific commentator on issues confronting contemporary India. A new book Lutyens’ Maverick – Ground realities, ...

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Chris Christie’s testament | Business Standard News

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Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics Chris Christie with Ellis Henican Hachette Books 420 pages; $28 When Chris Christie first met Donald Trump, over dinner ...

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Sweet Young Things | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Sweet Young Things | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Prince Shamsher Bahadur Rana Thakursingh is the 12-year-old scion of the former royal house of Gaindagunj. There are no animals in Rumble in the Jungle, only humans. At least, this is the conclusion when looking at Ranjit Lal’s humorous, colourful book in which humans and rhinos, aside from their obvious ...

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Tipu’s Sringeri Foray

Tipu’s Sringeri Foray

Modern South India: A History From The 17th Century To Our Times By Rajmohan Gandhi Aleph | Pages: 240 | Rs. 599 Rajmohan Gandhi’s book could not have been timed better.  The idea of south India as a distinct socio-territorial entity has a longer history, but has become more visible ...

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The perfect textbook | Business Standard News

Modern South India: A History from the 17th Century to Our Times Rajmohan Gandhi Aleph Rs 800; Pages 508 There used to be a telling anecdote doing the rounds in the mid-1990s. A poorly educated but very populist chief minister of Uttar Pradesh ...

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Caste as capital – Frontline

Caste as capital - Frontline

THE plight of handloom weavers in Tamil Nadu is marked by poverty, misery and distress leading to suicides among them. Two instances that conjure up an image of weavers in distress are the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-initiated community gruel centres for starving weavers, and the Tamil film Kanchivaram with a captivating ...

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Genetics and law – Frontline

Genetics and law - Frontline

James Watson, the first director of the Human Genome Project (HGP), once quipped: “Genetic revolution brings unprecedented power to humanity with new ethical and social dilemmas.” Watson wanted 2 per cent of the resources spent for the HGP to be set apart for a project called ELSI (Ethical, Legal and ...

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The Titan way – Frontline

The Titan way - Frontline

This book captures the evolution of Titan Company Limited, describing each of its critical phases in detail. It is the story of how the Tata Group ventured into a sector—consumer products—that had not been its forte until then. The spirit of entrepreneurship displayed by the team led by Xerxes Desai, ...

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