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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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5 books everyone should read before interning abroad | books

The list contains a diverse range of books.

What a wild and wonderful thing it is to intern abroad. Beyond the scenery, the cuisine and the independence, studying abroad offers one a lot of time to expand their horizons. And what better thing to do but read a book on all those long train rides and flights that ...

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Amicus Curiae  | The Indian Express

Amicus Curiae  | The Indian Express

Written by Dushyant Dave | Updated: May 5, 2018 12:33:45 am Anita gets Bail is a book that every Indian who is concerned about the nation must read. Name: Anita Gets Bail: What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should We Do About Them? Author: Arun Shourie Publication: HarperCollins Pages:  288 ...

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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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Indian author Asha Bhatia’s book on Dubai breaks stereotypes about the desert nation | books

The Dubai landscape

She has been a journalist in Dubai for 33 years, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Asha Bhatia should choose to write her first book on the changed status of women in the desert nation, even as she goes on to describe her life and work there. Titled, ...

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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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Review: Courting the People by Anuj Bhuwania | books | reviews

For the larger public good?: Demolitions on GT road on 10 April 1993.

157pp, Rs 495; Cambridge So widespread is its appeal that its cinematic rendition too had to face one – a real PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against a reel PIL – for representing the legal profession in poor light. Jolly LLB appealed to viewers as it celebrated the power of PIL ...

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Excerpt: Lone Fox Dancing by Ruskin Bond | books | excerpts

Late in the summer in 1964, Sushila came up to Maplewood. I had last seen her, after a gap of over two years, on a recent visit to Delhi, and perhaps because I was thirty — a dangerous age for dreamers, when youth is beginning to say goodbye —and because ...

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Photo feature: My Feathered Friends by Prerna Jain | books | watch out for

My Feathered Friends; Prerna Jain; 192pp, Price on request From the introduction to My Feathered Friends Having spent all her adult life in New Delhi, it was not until about six years ago that Prerna Jain started observing how many beautiful birds shared her immediate environment. Pretty please: House sparrows ...

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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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