Books & Literature
Exploring flavours, tastes of the 'bhansa ghars' of Bihar

Book: The Bhojpuri Kitchen; Author: Pallavi Nigam Sahay; Publisher: Westland; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 166

Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner

Title: The House and Other Stories; Author: Amit Dasgupta; Publisher: Yoda Press; Pages: 128; Price: Rs 295

Fighting the caste system's iniquities in a uniquely Bengali way

Title: Along Deep Lonely Alleys: Baul-Fakir-Dervish of Bengal; Author: Sudhir Chakravarti; Translator: Utpal K. Banerjee; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 390; Price: Rs 595

Not just air: The gassy origins and basis of our world and civilisation

Title: Caesar's Last Breath; Author: Sam Kean; Publisher: Doubleday/Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 699

A mission to ensure a nuclear-free South Asia -- and why it failed

Title: Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator's Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent; Author: Larry Pressler; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 699

Hit 'Refresh' to transform your life, the Satya Nadella way

TitleC; Author: Satya Nadella; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 599

A Sanskrit poet's celebration of human experience across the spectrum

Title: Three Hundred Verses - Musings on Life, Love and Renunciation; Author: Bhartrihari/A.N.D. Haksar (translator); Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 599

Of Sikh riots, optimism and history (Book Review)

NEW DELHI:  Read an intensely human and deeply political account of the Sikh riots; learn to value life from an autistic man; relive the extraordinary life story of emperor Ashoka; and know about the horrors of partition from people who inhabit the land through which these lines run.

23rd Delhi Book Fair to begin from August 26

NEW DELHI:  Good news for the bibliophiles of the national capital, the Delhi Book Fair is all set to begin from August 26.

Khet Mazdoors stage dharna for plots, pensions

NAKODAR: More than one hundred activists, including women of Khet Mazdoor Union on Friday, staged a dharna in front of the office of sub divisional magistrate(SDM)  here for their demand after marching in town.

Italian actress understands common words in Hindi

New Delhi: Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion, who has shot for singer-songwriter Arko Pravo Mukherjee's new single "Aainda" with Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, says she is familiar with "common words" in Hindi.

Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles

"Conquering kings their titles take.." begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look at them for something inviting, intriguing, or even incongruous in their name. While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the norm, even among them, some have an edge in captivating readers.

Enid Blyton, an imaginative, inventive and prolific writer

Remember wanting to find what what adventures Jo and his sisters get up the Faraway Tree, what mystery the Five Find-Outers (and Buster the dog), or the Famous Five stumble into in their summer holidays? Or the escapades of Darell and her friends at school, of Noddy in Toyland or that rascally trickster Brer Rabbit?

Of women, interns and historical myths

New Delhi,  Read an interesting bunch of women-centric stories by Ambai; flick through a comic based on interns in a brand management company; wade through a mesmerizing tapestry of myth, history and legend to reveal the plight of farmers in the age of industry and capital and also go through a collection of real-life stories which are reflective of a life lived with grace.

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