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Self-styled zealots of a new war
ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SECURITY: Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Sugata Hazra Editors; Lancer's Books, P.O. Box No. 4236, New Delhi-110048. Rs. 580. THIS COMPILATION of papers, the outcome of a seminar, deals with some global ...
Romanticising the past
THE PINNACLE OF SACRIFICE Volume 2: Kalki, translated by C. V. Karthik Narayanan; MacMillan India Ltd., 21, Pattullos Road, Chennai-600002. Rs. 250. CERTAINLY KARTHIK Narayanan must have slept the sleep just on the day he wrote ...
SMILES AND TEARS A Salute to Cancer: Anup Kumar; Rupa and Co., 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 295. THE BOOK under review is all about celebrating life. The author and other contributors, all of them ...
India's engagement with democracy
THE SUCCESS OF INDIA'S DEMOCRACY: Atul Kohli Editor; Foundation Books, 4764/2A, 23, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 250. THE title of the book under review will surprise many. About 400 million Indians live below ...
WHAT IS the meaning and origin of "carrot and stick approach?"
The carrot and stick approach was first used by owners of donkeys in order to keep their animals moving. Whenever the animal stopped, the rider used to dangle a raw carrot in front of the animal's nose. And if the stubborn animal still ...
Does the expression "in short supply" mean the same thing as "in short order"?
No, it doesn't. When you say that a commodity is "in short supply" what you mean is that it is scarce. The item is very difficult to get hold of because there is very little of it available. The demand for it is far greater than the supply. ...
Can I say, "Harsha is a flibbertigibbet?"
First, let's deal with the pronunciation of the word. The first syllable rhymes with "glib"; the "er" in the following syllable is like the "a" in "china". The three vowels that follow are pronounced like the "i" in "bit", "pit", and "kit". ...
What is the difference between "dispute" and "quarrel"?
Both words refer to a verbal expression of disagreement, but usually a dispute tends to be much more serious. The two warring parties can be two countries or different groups of people and they usually have heated clashes over something ...
Showcasing vintage writings
SAKTI KALANJIAM Parts 1 & 2: Compiled by V. Vijayabaskaran and Vai Go. Azhagappan, Kalaignan Pathippagam, 23, Kannadhasan Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 300 each. A LOOK into the history of Tamil periodicals since ...
PAKODA PRIYA: Dasarathi Dikshit: Ankita Pustaka, 53, Shamsingh Complex, Gandhi Bazar Main Road, Basavangudi, Bangalore-560004. Rs. 50 GOING BY the abysmal levels of book reading in this country, especially in our own languages, it ...
CHIDAMBARA RAHASYAM Novel by K.P. Poornachandra Tejaswi: C. Raghavan Tr. in Malayalam; Sahitya Akademi, 35 Rabindra Bhavan, Feroshah Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 80. IT TOOK more than one and half decades for the book ...
Urdu poetry anthology
PRATINIDHI SHAIRY Collection of representative poetry by `Akbar' Allahabadi: PRATINIDHI SHAIRY Collection of representative poetry by `Majaz' Lakhnavi: PRATINIDHI SHAIRY Collection of representative poetry by Mirza ...
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