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Quantum leaps in the march of physics
SUPREME COURT AND PARLIAMENT Right to Property and Economic Justice: Prof. Pola Koteswara Rao; Law Book Agency, 202, Empire Estate, Akbarbagh, Malakpet, Hyderabad-500036. Rs. 495. THOUGH THE Constitution has undergone a number of ...
Transitional phase in history
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN INDIAN HISTORY Evolution or Revolution? P.J. Marshall Editor; Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs.650. THE 18TH Century is an important watershed ...
Quality at what cost?
HIGH QUALITY AT ECONOMICAL COST: Kailash N. Anand; Response Books (A division of Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.), B-42, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi-110017. Rs. 950. QUALITY HAS a strong impact on corporate economics it seeks ...
Overview of Indian philosophy
CLASSICAL INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: J. N. Mohanty; Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 425. BY CLASSICAL Indian philosophy we mean the philosophical schools that emerged in India, either on the ...
WHAT IS the difference between "all right" and "alright"?
According to careful users of the language, the word "alright" doesn't exist. The correct way to spell the word is "all right". But the fact remains that many people spell it as one word. While you may get away with "alright" in informal ...
What is the meaning of "downplayed"?
Whenever a politician gets caught in a scandal, what does he do? He tries to downplay it. When you downplay something what you are trying to do is to make it appear to be less important than what it actually is. You tend to treat the matter ...
What is the meaning and origin of the idiom "to put a spoke in someone's wheel"?
When you put a spoke in someone's wheel what you are doing is trying to make things difficult for him. You are attempting to interfere with or obstruct the progress of something. Here are a few examples. *When the students came to know ...
What is the meaning of cowboy?
Remember those old classic westerns? A cowboy was usually someone who took care of cattle branding them, feeding them, and moving them from one place to another. The word has taken on an additional meaning. Nowadays, anyone can be ...
How is the word "poignant" pronounced?
The first syllable "poign" rhymes with "coin" and "join"; the "g" is silent. The "a" in the final syllable is like the "a" in "china". Between the first "n" and the following "a" a new sound is inserted. It is the sound "y" as in "yet", ...
A debt of honour
TAMIL KADAN A translation of Sudha Murty's Kannada Novel: T. S. Sadhasivam; Kalaignan Pathippagam, 19, Kannadhasan Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 55. THE NOVEL under review is the Tamil version of the original in Kannada, ...
Unique literary genre
KANNADADALLI SHATAKA SAHITYA: A. Srikrishna Bhat; Pub. by Sri Bhagavatpada Prakashana, Sri Sonda Swarnavalli Maha Samsthana, Post Mathadevala, Sirsi Taluk, North Kanara District, Karnataka-581336. Rs. 240. THIS WORK is a valuable and ...
Real life story
ORACHANTE ORMAKKURIPPUKAL: T. V. Eachara Varier; Current Books, Round West, Thrissur-680001. Rs. 80. IN THIS book, the author recounts the agonising tale of his quest for his missing son, Rajan, the engineering student, who disappeared ...
MERA SAKHA PRASHNA CHINH: Chunder Dheengra; Books and Books, 903, Keerthi Shikhar, 11, Janakpuri District Centre, New Delhi-110058. THIS BOOK has 43 poems with an autobiographical article by the author, a modern poet. The poems are based ...
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