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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Delhi Durbar by Krishan Partap Singh

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This second book in the author’s Raisina Series takes you through the power corridors of the country through the eyes of a young second generation power broker. Told in first person the story takes you through the journey of this young man who comes from Sikh community, adding to the earlier heroes who were Hindu and Muslim respectively. The context is set by giving what the protagonist has inherited from his father and how he takes it up, willingly but […]



Delhi Durbar by Krishan Partap Singh

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This second book in the author’s Raisina Series takes you through the power corridors of the country through the eyes of a young second generation power broker. Told in first person the story takes you through the journey of this young man who comes from Sikh community, adding to the earlier heroes who were Hindu and Muslim respectively. The context is set by giving what the protagonist has inherited from his father and how he takes it up, willingly but […]



Striker, Stopper by Moti Nandy

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World of sports is more or less like world of glamour, where the players go through extreme highs and lows regularly and unpredictably. There place in the game is as much a function of their talent as their political skills and their ability to maneuver themselves through the maze of authority and middlemen. These two stories by the noted sports journalist of West Bengal are set in the world of Football. Between the two stories he takes you through the […]



The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle

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Imagine the lives of people in the times of Shahajahan, when the city of Shahajahanabad had just been setup and the court moved here from Agra, the crimes that happened then, the motivations that led people in the small settlement to murder, the relationship between government officials and the powerful people, the delicate yet strong and cunning courtesans. Then there was the culture of the times, the bustling bazaars, world of women behind the palanquins, the poetic evenings and the […]



Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich

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In my quest to read some travel books, I picked up this book a few days back. I expected it to be an interesting account of someone trying to learn a new language, living in the native country of the language, which in this case was Hindi and India. But after reading the book, I am totally lost on why did Rich write this book? Why the most emphasized part of the book publicity is the fact that she had […]



The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse by Jack Zipes

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 After having this book for over 4 years, I read it now and I wonder why I waited for so long for this absolutely amazing book. But then I go back to my theory that books come to me at the right time and they decide when I would read them. In this book, Hermann Hesse talks about all the things that make up the magical and mystical stories, touch the human psyche and take you to a world that […]