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The City and I | The Indian Express

The City and I | The Indian Express

Written by UMA MAHADEVAN DASGUPTA | Published: June 2, 2018 2:04:45 am Hasan’s prose is introspective, carefully observed, and imbued with more than what is said. Book: A Day In The Life Author: Anjum Hasan Publisher: India Hamish Hamilton Page: 256  Price: Rs 599 In ‘The Stranger’, the first story ...

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The Right Call | The Indian Express

The Right Call | The Indian Express

Written by Ishita Sengupta | Published: June 2, 2018 2:11:44 am A Kashmiri girl, born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father marries the son of a high-ranking Pakistan official. Book: Calling Sehmat: A Novel Writer: Harinder S Sikka Publisher: Penguin Page: 256 Price: Rs 299 The year is ...

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Capital News | The Indian Express

Capital News | The Indian Express

Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: June 9, 2018 1:01:32 am Book name: Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: the Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper Author: Andrew Otis Publisher: Tranquebar Pages: 317 Price: Rs 899 Though the printing press reached Goa in the 16th century and Tranquebar thereafter, journalism made landfall in ...

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Lessons from the courtroom – Frontline

Lessons from the courtroom - Frontline

A thought-provoking and brilliantly written book, Arun Shourie’s Anita Gets Bail makes for painful reading as it holds a mirror to the human condition, focussing attention on deliberately engineered acts of miscarriage of justice happening with frightful frequency. We do not always take note of them, and the media often ...

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Clear and Present Danger | The Indian Express

Clear and Present Danger | The Indian Express

Written by Ritu Sarin | Updated: June 9, 2018 1:09:27 am Book name: The Zero Cost Mission/The Wily Agent Author: Amar Bhushan Publisher: Harper Collins India Pages: 204 Price: Rs 250 In this season of spymasters co-authoring books, comes the launch of a ‘spymaster series’ by Amar Bhushan, former special ...

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Quest for Kashmir – Frontline

Quest for Kashmir - Frontline

asti svasti sukhasthare (sthale?) punya kashmira mandale shahabhadeno rajendrah srimat pandava vamshajah (Hail! In the place of happiness, the sacred country of Kashmir, lives King Shihab-ud-din, born in the line of the Pandavas.) I AM reminded of these lines from the Kother inscription of Sultan Shihab-ud-din of Kashmir (r. 1355-73 ...

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A racy thriller | Accidental Heroes

A racy thriller | Accidental Heroes

Her books transported the reader to different worlds, always seen through the eyes of the heroine. There was Zoya, of the Russian nobility, who provided a glimpse into the rich life of the palace and then, the struggles of a refugee in war-torn Paris. There was Faye Thayer in Family ...

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HT-Nielsen top 10: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck tops non-fiction list | books | bestseller list

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

This week, Calling Sehmat by Harinder S Sikka remains at the top of the fiction titles chart. It is followed by Shunya: A Novel by Sri M, and Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. Top – 10 Fiction Titles Calling Sehmat, Harinder S. Sikka Shunya: A novel, Sri.M The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho ...

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Clinton warned Sharif of dangers of going to war with India: excerpts from The Most Dangerous Place by Srinath Raghavan | books | excerpts

Soldiers take position during the Kargil war.

Srinath Raghavan’s latest book, The Most Dangerous Place, details the history of US involvement in South Asia, discussing its engagement with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It looks at how the US has been a crucial player in regional affairs even as South Asia experienced tumultuous changes. Excerpts:  On the Kashmir ...

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Review: Ladders Against The Sky by Murli Melwani | books | reviews

At home in the world: Sindhis in Chile.

453pp, Rs 500; Kaziranga Books I picked up this book and started reading it as reference material for a research paper on the global Sindhi diaspora. The author is a global Sindhi businessman and I knew, in a patronising sort of way, that I was surely going to learn something ...

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