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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Books

When Writer Sudha Murthy Was Called ‘Cattle Class’ at Heathrow Airport

New Delhi (PTI):  "Go and stand in the economy class queue. This line is for business class travelers," a well-heeled lady told Sudha Murthy at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairman of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question. But, what eventually got Sudha's goat...

Book embarks on a journey spanning 3,700 years

New Delhi (PTI): Spanning across Harappa, Kashi, Constantinople, Goa and the Vatican, a book oscillates from history to mythology, occult to religion and exorcism to gunfights as it seeks solutions to unanswered questions on the Indus Valley Civilization. "Harappa: Curse of the Blood River" takes readers on a journey spanning 3,700 years, right from 1700 BCE Indus Valley to modern-day Delhi...

India’s Arabic Magazine In Egypt Reaches 500th Edition

Cairo (PTI): Arabic magazine 'Sawtul-Hind', published by the Indian Embassy in Egypt for the past six decades, will reach a milestone next week with its 500th edition depicting the strong bond and vibrant cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Embassy of India will celebrate the launch of the 500th Commemorative issue of Sawtul-Hind Magazine at the Egyptian Centre for International...

Documentary on Amartya Sen

Kolkata (PTI):  Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is the subject of a documentary film 'An Argumentative Indian' made by economist and filmmaker Suman Ghosh, for whom he is an "economist with a heart". Sen has authored a book with the same name. The film has been made over 15 years from 2002 and is structured as a free-flowing conversation between Sen and...

HarperCollins Celebrates 25 Years With 25 Special Edition

New Delhi (PTI) HarperCollins India has come out special editions of 25 of its popular books to celebrate its 25th anniversary of publishing. Among the books in the "Harper 25 Series" are Amitav Ghosh's "The Hungry Tide", "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga, A P J Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points", Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies", "Fault Lines" by Raghuram G Rajan...

Amish Tripathi Portrays Sita As Warrior In His Latest Book

New Delhi, (PTI): After spinning alternative tales around Hindu mythological characters like Shiva and Ram, Amish Tripathi's latest book 'Sita- Warrior of Mithila' portrays the main female character of Ramayana in a stronger and braver role. Written in a "multi-linear narrative", the second book in the 'Ram Chandra Series' tells the story of Sita, the princess of Mithila, from long before...

Uncomfortable Zone: Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy In His Book Spits Venom Against PC

New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) RBI governors share bittersweet relationship with the government but rarely has any central banker contemplated leaving his job twice, as did Y Venugopal Reddy, who wanted to quit soon after P Chidambaram became finance minister in 2004 and then before his tenure ended. Reddy, who was Reserve Bank governor from September 2003 to September 2008, shared...