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Nov 21

A remarkable Indian renaissance man in riddles

Title: Amir Khusrau – The Man in Riddles; Author: Ankit Chadha; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 96; Price: Rs 299 He was a man of many

Negotiating the world by the nose, the doggy way

Title: Being A Dog; Author: Alexandra Horowitz; Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 550 Remember the cold, soft nose nuzzling you when

Straddling romance and revolution: Faiz’s tumultuous life 

  Title: Love and Revolution: Faiz Ahmed Faiz – The Authorised Biography; Author: Ali Madeeh Hashmi; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 320;

Shilpa Shetty discusses her new book at Sharjah book fair

Dubai:  Fans of Bollywood packed into Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF)’s Intellectual Hall to see actress Shilpa Shetty discuss her new diet and

An Arab Spring version of Aladdin?

Title: A Whole New World – A Twisted Tale; Author: Liz Braswell; Publisher: Paragon Publishing; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 395 A youth in “China”

Explaining Trump’s rise and other strange things

Title: Winning Arguments — What Works and Doesnt Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom; Author: Stanley Fish; Publisher:

Weight loss can make cancer immunotherapies ineffective

London: A weight loss condition during cancer can make immunotherapies ineffective, finds a study. The condition, known as cancer cachexia, causes loss of

The ISI, Pakistan and South Asia: A dark, intertwined history

  Title: Faith, Unity, Discipline – The Inter-Service Intelligence of Pakistan; Author: Hein G. Kiessling; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages:

Making a difference in our world – the third Clinton’s ideas

Title: It’s Your World – Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; Author: Chelsea Clinton; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 416; Price:

‘Gurkha invasion resulted in first British colony in Solan hills’

Book: Solana, Mosaic of Experiences; Author: Minakshi Chaudhary; Publisher: District Cultural Council of Solan; Pages: 120; Price: Rs 1,000 The Gurkha invasion

Success of TB treatment in India could be lower than reported – Why that m

Only 73 per cent of one kind of tuberculosis (TB) cases registered for treatment were successfully treated, much lower than the government-reported 84 per cent

Alienation? The Alien visit and invasion of Modi’s India 

  Title: Unreal Aliens; Author: Karthik Laxman; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 199 Once upon a time in a galaxy far away,

A gallery of unique scenarios for solving serious problems 

  Title: The Infinite Tortoise – The Curious Thought Experiments of History’s Great Thinkers; Author: Joel Levy; Publisher: Michael

JLF announces third list of speakers

New Delhi: The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has announced the third list of 10 speakers who will appear at its January 2017 edition. The third list of

The Modi-fication of India’s foreign policy

Title: Modi Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister; Author: Sreeram Chaulia; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 251; Price: Rs 599 This is a

The Sun Temple of Konark: Impassioned plea for a new structure

Book: The Sun Temple of Konark; Author: Anil Dey; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 467; Price: Rs 1,495/$40/25 pounds It has withstood the ravages of time but

Differing worldviews: Obama, Clinton and US foreign policy

Title: Alter Egos – Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And the Twilight Struggle over American Power; Author: Mark Landler; Publisher: WH Allen/Penguin

Today art is about production, not creation: Curator Uma Nair

New Delhi Questioning what contemporary artists are doing for society, prominent curator Uma Nair has said that they are concentrating on producing art and not

The businessman who tried to run Russia, and his fate

Title: Once Upon a Time in Russia; Author: Ben Mezrich; Publisher: Random House UK; Pages: 320;             Price: Rs 499 Close links between politics

The hunting of man: Weapons, tactics and practitioners

Title: One Shot, One Kill – A History of the Sniper; Author: Andy Dougan; Publisher: William Collins/Harper Collins; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 599 Armed