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The individual and the Infinite
In these days, when secularism is being hotly debated, perhaps it is relevant to turn to a great classic for some ideas, says P.S. RAMASESHAN.
A bewitching brew
Green Gold is about the historical impact of a familiar commodity. But history moves according to more complex rhythms than consumer behaviour, says PAUL FREEDMAN.
Selling war and death
The war on Iraq was also a battle for the mind of TV viewers. Controlled by the media, the individual can accept the message blindly, or react creatively and critically, says SHELLEY WALIA.
A very easy death
Noted Hindi writer Shivani passed away last month. Her daughter, IRA PANDE, remembers what it was like to have a writer-mother.
NEERA KUCKREJA SOHONI writes about Mahadevi Varma's human commitment and her benign brand of activism and discourse.
FACE TO FACE
Maverick with a mission
AT a seminar held in Chennai on women's issues, Elangovan, bilingual poet and playwright from Singapore, won quite a few admirers not only by virtue of his offbeat work but also for the way he wears his attitude. He was the only man to ...
On the occasion of Tagore's birth anniversary, which falls on May 6, S. JAGADISAN and M.S. NAGARAJAN profile the poet.
My prostate again
In 1997 CHRISTOPHER HURST wrote about the operation he had recently had on his enlarged prostate, and the resulting benefits to his lifestyle.
The slaughterhouse of war
THUCYDIDES (c.460-c.395 B.C.), the Athenian historian who wrote the monumental, though unfinished, history of the 27-year-old Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) between Athens and Sparta that left the Athenian empire and the entire culture of the ...
LOUNG UNG was a middle class five-year-old who lived in Pnom Penh. She liked her noodle soup with extra chilli and her large family pampering her. When she was five, the Khmer Rouge came, looking for people just like her. Now, years later, Loung ...
IT could well have been another day in the life of Charles Schine. An ordinary man leading a suburban, ordinary life. The routine never falters as he rushes off each morning to catch the 8.43 to Penn Station. Charles knows almost every commuter ...
Discarding old ideas
THE most pathetic and haunting image of the war waged on Iraq is the one where the Deputy Director of the Museum looted by the public, is sitting amidst the ruins holding his head with both his hands. That image brings to mind the pain of so many ...
84 Charing Cross Road
SOMETIMES I think if book lovers around the world know why and how they love books, it's because of Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road. It was the first entry in a genre that is now called Books About Books. Before 84, there were ...
My land, my people
The End of the Peace Process is a collection of 65 essays written between 1995 and 2002 in protest against the Oslo Peace Agreement. It is a continuation of what Said has been doing for so long with zeal for his land and his people, says M.S. NAGARAJAN.
Finding oneself, more or less
How does a middle-class woman, raised to be selfless, explore independent selfhood? There is rich material in A Married Woman but it is undaringly spun, says PADMINI MONGIA.
GROWING up in the remote hills of Nagaland, and in the pre-internet era, if there was one thing in short supply it was books. So, we would read extracts from R.L. Stevenson's Kidnapped or Louisa M. Alcott's Little Women in our ...
A pastiche of information
INDIA'S musical heritage is as vast, as diverse, and as old as the nation itself. Presenting such an extensive topic within the space of one book is thus surely a daunting task. The present book, appropriately titled Musical Heritage of ...
Less obvious worldviews
"ASIAN directors very often come from literary backgrounds, they have a sense of culture, they come from countries that are full of contradictions and threats, they have experienced life in an intense way, and all this comes into their films ...
The burden of a message
Githa Hariharan is a good novelist but she is a better activist and Times of Siege is marked by that peculiar feature of IWE, the need to convey a message, says KESHAV DESIRAJU.
An `ordinary' man
IT was about time that somebody wrote a biography of P.G. Sunderarajan ("Chitti") because for far too long he has been writing biographies of other personalities the courageous freedom fighter Satyamurthi, Sri Paramcharya, Va Ra (V. ...
The woman in the mirror
In The Beauty Game, Anand asks a lot of questions but never gets around to answering them, says KALPANA SHARMA.
YET another book in Indian diasporic literature. Video by Meera Nair is a set of 10 short stories, most of them set in India. The stories try to capture that which is quixotic and quaint about India. Short, precise but barely taking you ...
Spaces we inhabit
Books on Indian architecture by Indian architects are few and far between and these two are welcome additions, says MADHAVI DESAI.
Story of a struggle
INDIRA PARTHASARATHY'S Tamil play, "Nandan Kathai", translated as "The Legend of Nandan" by C.T. Indra, may be a slim Oxford University publication, but has more to offer in terms of academic fodder. The original play itself is in two acts and is ...
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