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Book excerpt from Scion of Ikshvaku: Sita is suave and fearless in Amishs Ramayana

Jun 29, 2015

Book excerpt from Scion of Ikshvaku: Sita is suave and fearless in Amishs Ramayana

Amish Tripathi, the author of the bestselling Shiva trilogy, is out with his new book. After Lord Shiva, it is Lord Rama's turn to be novelized into Amish's fantasy re-imagining of the Ramayana in his new book, Scion of Ikshvaku. #BuzzPatrol #Lord Rama #Amish Tripathi #Book Excerpt #The Shiva Trilogy #The Immortals Of Meluha #Scion of Ikshvaku
Book excerpt: Stalled promotions, pesky editors and other truths of journalism in India

Jun 01, 2015

Book excerpt: Stalled promotions, pesky editors and other truths of journalism in India

Exit Interview, published by Rupa Publications, is a work of fiction where journalist Rasha Roy moves from one job to another. #BookExcerpt #Journalism in India #Exit Interview #Indian women writers #Indian journalists turned writers
Book Excerpt: A Victorian Meat Grinder in an Indian Vegetarian Kitchen

May 27, 2015

Book Excerpt: A Victorian Meat Grinder in an Indian Vegetarian Kitchen

Good kitchen cookbooks tend to be a feast for the eyes, but Tiffin stands out because it is part cookbook (with tempting photographs of food), part graphic novel (thanks to Mohit Suneja's illustrations) and altogether delightful #Books #India #recipes #Madras #Cookbook #Book Excerpt #Tiffin #Rukmini Srinivas #meat grinder
The Aruna Shanbaug story: 'Perhaps she's paying for all our sins'

May 18, 2015

The Aruna Shanbaug story: 'Perhaps she's paying for all our sins'

It's a heartbreaking account of what happened to Aruna Shanbaug, how her body survived a horrific rape and how the medical staff of KEM Hospital resolutely stood by her and cared for her #India #Mumbai #KEM Hospital #Pinky Virani #Euthanasia #Book Excerpt #Passive euthanasia #Aruna's Story #Aruna Shaunbag
Book excerpt: Forget farmer suicide, are we looking at the death of farming?

May 01, 2015

Book excerpt: Forget farmer suicide, are we looking at the death of farming?

Human rights worker Harsh Mander tells the story of one man who tried to make a living as a farmer and what happened to him. This generation will pass somehow, but what about the next? asks Mander. This essay appears in the new book Looking Away- Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India by Harsh Mander (Speaking Tiger). #BookExcerpt #Harsh Mander #Farmer suicide #farmer crisis #Looking Away- Inequality #Prejudice and Indifference
If Big Banks fail again, will Uncle Sam come to the rescue? You bet

Apr 14, 2015

If Big Banks fail again, will Uncle Sam come to the rescue? You bet

The 2008 global financial crisis forced the Us government to rescue failing Wall Street banks, But has the situation changed, or are some banks still too big to fail? #Barack Obama #US #Citibank #US Fed #BookExcerpt #Alan Greenspan #Aid #Global Financial Crisis #Big Banks #DoddFrank Act
Book Excerpt: Romola's adventures in McDonald's from Don't Let Him Know

Feb 01, 2015

Book Excerpt: Romola's adventures in McDonald's from Don't Let Him Know

This excerpt is from the new novel Dont Let Him Know (Bloomsbury) by Sandip Roy whose day job is senior editor at Firstpost. #Books #McDonald's #America #BookExcerpt #Don't Let Him Know
An excerpt from 'The Hour Before Dawn': Playing football in the time of Babri Masjid

Dec 21, 2014

An excerpt from 'The Hour Before Dawn': Playing football in the time of Babri Masjid

Editors Note: Ajaz Ashrafs novel, 'The Hour Before Dawn', published by Harper Collins, narrates the thought-provoking and suspenseful story of a terminally ill mans search for the person who claims to write Indias Secret History, the pages of which appear on the walls of Delhis residential neighbourhoods, dividing its people as never before. Four weeks before the Babri Masjid is demolished, Delhi wakes up to accounts of Indias Secret History, pasted on the walls of the citys residential neighbourhoods, dividing its people as never before. That division is mirrored in a school football match which suddenly turns into a game between Muslims and Hindus. #Babri Masjid #BookExcerpt #RSS #Hindus #Muslims #Babri Demolition #Football match #Secret History
Aatish Taseer's new novel: Sanskrit, history and our 'embarrassment with Indian things'

Dec 18, 2014

Aatish Taseer's new novel: Sanskrit, history and our 'embarrassment with Indian things'

These days there's much debate about the glories of ancient India from plastic surgery to television for our rishis. On the other hand there's a Lutyens elite that seem clueless about the past. Aatish Taseer's new novel The Way Things Were uses fiction to have a conversation about this contested idea of what India means to Indians. #India #Narendra Modi #BookExcerpt #Aatish Taseer #Sanskrit #Indian history #The Way Things Were #Aatish Taseer's new novel