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Grand Hopes And General Failures

Grand Hopes And General Failures

From Kargil To The Coup: Events That Shook Pakistan By Nasim Zehra Sang-e-Meel Publications­ | Pages: 532 On May 17, 1999, the prime minister was given a detailed operational briefing on Operation Koh Paima (Op KP). It was held at the Inter Services Intelligence’s (ISI’s) Ojhri Camp office, only a ...

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In Muntazir, Home Of A Prince

In Muntazir, Home Of A Prince

All The Lives We Never Lived By Anuradha Roy Hachette | Pages: 336 | Rs. 599 This is a book about imagined lives. It is also a story of divisions—divisions between husband and wife, between parent and child, between brothers, nations and between ideologies. Set in the 1930s, All The ...

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Braggadocio Is An Italian Word

Braggadocio Is An Italian Word

Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story By Karan Thapar HarperCollins | Pages: 224 | Rs. 699 I got to know Atal Behari Vajpayee because of the kindness of the lady he spent his life with and whose daughter he considers his foster child—Mrs Kaul. I’m not sure why, but she took ...

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Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha | books | reviews

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha | books | reviews

160pp, Rs 499; Westland A few pages into the timeline at the beginning of Nadeem F Paracha’s Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin Sites of Pakistan, you put down the book to check out Koko Korena on Youtube. You also make a mental note: ‘Watch Jago, Hua Savera, Pakistan’s ...

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Here are the list of 13 books which are part of the Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

Here are the list of 13 books which are part of the Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

The list of nominees for the most prestigious literary prize in Britain, Man Booker Prize 2018, is out and it includes 13 books from various authors. The list also includes graphic novels for the first time in decades, as Nick Drnaso’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Sabrina has been added to ...

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Michael Ondaatje in the long list for Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

Michael Ondaatje in the long list for Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

Michael Ondaatje, the Sri Lanka-born Canadian writer who won the 1992 Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient, is in the running for this year’s award, with his book Warlight named on the long list. The list of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges — ...

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Michael Ondaatje named in Man Booker Prize long list, winner to be announced on October 16 | books

Michael Ondaatje named in Man Booker Prize long list, winner to be announced on October 16 | books

Michael Ondaatje is among one of 13 authors on the Man Booker Prize long list with his latest novel ‘Warlight.’ The longlist for the prestigious literary prize announced Tuesday includes six U.K. writers, three from the United States, and two each from Canada and Ireland. The list includes four debut ...

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Bihar Diaries: IPS Amit Lodha’s life makes for thrilling book, Bollywood film | books | author interview

Bihar Diaries: IPS Amit Lodha’s life makes for thrilling book, Bollywood film | books | author interview

When Amit Lodha phoned filmmaker Neeraj Pandey to narrate experiences from his days as a police officer on duty in Bihar — to suggest him to make a film on it — they mutually decided to meet for just 20 minutes because the latter was busy promoting his film M.S. ...

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Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-Sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha | books | reviews

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-Sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha | books | reviews

160pp, Rs 499; Westland A few pages into the timeline at the beginning of Nadeem F Paracha’s Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin Sites of Pakistan, you put down the book to check out Koko Korena on Youtube. You also make a mental note: ‘Watch Jago, Hua Savera, Pakistan’s ...

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Pioneer who printed from prison

Pioneer who printed from prison

THE FIRST newspapers everywhere were pamphlets or gazettes that catered to the establishment. The Oxford Gazette, later The London Gazette, was a journal of record for the Crown. But India’s first editor, James Augustus Hicky, furthered the interests of the citizen against a corrupt and dictatorial state. The struggle landed ...

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