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Man of the Word | The Indian Express

Man of the Word | The Indian Express

Written by Harish Trivedi | Published: March 4, 2018 12:24:59 am K Ayyappa Paniker: Selected Essays; Edited by K Satchidanandan; Publication Sahitya Akademi; 252 pages. The first time I saw Ayyappa Paniker (1930-2006), he was holding an international audience spellbound at a conference on Translation Studies at the Vigyan Bhavan ...

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Yeh hai Mumbai meri jaan

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It’s a moving commentary on the city which is at ease with its state of chaos, says Atul K Thakur City Adrift Author: Naresh Fernandes Publisher: Aleph, Rs 295 A city like Mumbai cannot be described in a few words; so to attempt to etch a ‘short’ biography of this ...

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(Gogh)ne With The Wind | The Indian Express

(Gogh)ne With The Wind | The Indian Express

Written by Shruti Chakraborty | Published: March 4, 2018 12:29:15 am On the Road to Tarascon, Author Arnab Nandy, Publication Niyogi Books, 208 pages If a Van Gogh painting, presumed lost during World War II, has to be found in India, the likely place to go looking for it would ...

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New Arrivals

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AFTERNOON GIRL Author: Amrinder Bajaj Publisher: HarperCollins, Rs 399 A delightful memoir that recounts the relationship between one of the most enigmatic and notorious authors in India and his mentee, thus offering unexpected insights into Khushwant Singh. The Avenger Author: Juggi Bhasin Publisher: Penguin, Rs 250 A plane full of ...

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Beyond Utility | The Indian Express

Beyond Utility | The Indian Express

Written by Jean Drèze | Updated: March 10, 2018 12:27:07 am A protestor at an Occupy Wall Street rally in the USA in 2011. Wikipedia Jean Tirole is no run-of-the-mill economist. He has made formidable contributions to public economics, game theory, industrial organisation theory, the analysis of financial markets, and ...

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The political heartland

The political heartland

The book offers an insight into the socio-political fabric of Uttar Pradesh while highlighting the political psyche of the three Ps — people, parties, and politicians — writes Tavishi Srivastava Battleground UP Author: Manish Tiwari and Rajan Pandey Publisher: Tranquebar, Rs 350 Politics in Uttar Pradesh seems to be spinning like a top. ...

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All Your Worth | The Indian Express

All Your Worth | The Indian Express

Updated: March 10, 2018 12:10:42 am (From left) D Subbarao, YV Reddy, P Chidambaram and Montek Singh Ahluwalia Written by Deepali Pant Joshi Tamal Bandopadhyay’s book is ambitious in scope and design, written with domain knowledge, lucidity, and the light touch of the professional newsman. Beginning with the turbulent decade ...

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Don’t like Maths ? Watch Simpsons

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If you are not interested in maths, The Simpsons is the best way to get engaged. Simon Singh, in conversation with Utpal Kumar, explores the mathematical sides of the world’s most popular show Simon Singh writes on mathematics, a subject which has hardly any following in today’s world. Yet, his first ...

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A Little Bit of Everywhere

A Little Bit of Everywhere

Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: March 10, 2018 12:20:50 am An Interesting Life, So Far Bruce King ibidem-verlag Stuttgart 514 pages ` 2,150 “I photocopied everything.” That could serve as the credo of the peripatetic literary historian and critic Bruce King, whose Memoirs of Literary and Musical Peregrinations is ...

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Tagore and dance

Tagore  and dance

The book focuses on Rabindranath Tagore’s association with dance, writes Nityapriya Ghosh Tagore’s Mystique of Dance   Author: Utpal K Banerjee Publisher: Niyogi, Rs 1500 Even before the two foremost exponents of modern Indian dance, Uday Shankar (1900-1970) and Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904-1986), could set up their dance training institutes, Rabindranath ...

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