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Book review: False Sanctuaries focuses human trauma

Can five seemingly unrelated stories spread across four countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka - have anything in common? Yes, seems to say journalist author Meenakshi Iyer. Read on for more.

For the love of a good book: How Delhi queued up at its 20th fair

The capital’s nine-day-long date with the Delhi Book Fair ends Sunday. There was an impressive spread on offer for those who like to read. Children’s books and classics ruled the roost.

An excerpt from Thomas Bell’s fascinating Kathmandu

An excerpt from Thomas Bell’s fascinating Kathmandu. The chapter on espionage touches on the role of India’s RAW and also exposes Britain’s complicity in human rights violations in Nepal.

Book review: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

David Harvey’s new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, aims to isolate and analyse the internal contradictions of capital. Here is review to help you decide on this book.

Vivek Wadhwa attacks Silicon Valley's gender bias in new book

The glitter of Silicon Valley hides its grimmest secret: it is brazenly biased towards men, who hire and push men like themselves, and who invest in men like themselves. “Innovating women: The changing face of technology” talks about it.

Vignettes from the Delhi Book Fair

With heavy discounts and a mobile phone app to guide visitors, the 20th edition of the Delhi Book Fair, kicked off last week. Here's what's trending and what's not at the nine-day long fair that winds up on Sunday.

Book Review: Tales of love of the winged variety

The Parakeet That Squawked In English & Other Bird Stories is a collection of short stories of the avian kind but love, loathing, wooing, parenting and more feature in healthy measure. Here's a great way to introduce your kid to the world of nature.

Decoding Bollywood decodes lives of 15 filmmakers

The new book by author Sonia Golani, takes readers through the unusual lives of 15 Hindi movie makers, including Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Basu. It is due to be launched in Mumbai in the presence of Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli.

It's raining discounts at Delhi Book Fair

Exhibitors at the ongoing 20th fair are offering some wonderful gems - Parragon books are giving three books for Rs 100, whereas publication houses like Random House and Penguin are offering 30% discount- at throwaway prices to ensure stock clearance and attract more footfalls. The fair will end on August 31.

George Martin to kill more characters in Song of Ice and Fire

Fans of Game of Thrones may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them if needed.

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