HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014


The Sunderbans

The almost flawless book is replete with numerous photographs of the flora and fauna of Sunderbans.

Food and medicine don't gel well!

Doctors caution that food-medicine reaction could trigger sudden medical crisis in certain cases.

Foreign roots for Indian cuisine!

A new book, Indian Flavours, points out the foreign influences in the evolution of Indian food.

Indian men can cook. Don't be surprised!

All versions of ndian men are entering the kitchen, traditonally a woman's domain.

In defence of Bhagat Singh

Jinnah held him in high esteem, says a new book, The Trial of Bhagat Singh - Politics of Justice.

Vikram and Vetal

The book retells the legend of King Vikramaditya for contemporary times, writes Swapnil Rai.

One hundred Hindi films

Rachel Dwyer's unabashed love for Hindi films makes her book a real treat, writes Poonam Saxena.

Jung exposes national shame

Though Lost Spring reveals horrors of child labour, it offers few solutions, writes Mishty Varma.

India Then and Now

The book seeks to ambitiously chronicle the life of a country as diverse and multi-layered as India.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid's book projects the cultural conflicts that educated Muslim youths are faced with in the United States.

Here's looking at you, kid

Although a twist was awaited, the last piece to the Harry Potter is worth a place on the book shelf, writes Samit Basu.

Not really at home abroad

Author Rishi Reddi's Karma and Other Stories is a perceptive new voice on that oh-so-familiar subject: diaspora angst, writes Sanjay Sipahimalani.

Knock on Bollywood

Journalist Kaveree Bamzai casts an uncritical eye on the current crop of actors and producers of the tinsel town in her book Bollywood Today and Mushtaq Shiekh 's  natty narrative on Om Shanti Om, The Making of Om Shanti Om.

The great escapes of the mind

This is a somewhat patchy anthology of women's writing from Bangladesh, in which stories of a gem-like brilliance are laid in close proximity to fairly mawkish and garrulous bits of writing.

Survival of the fittest

Fidel Castro's recollections demolish stereotypical renderings of his role as a builder of something as complex and endurable as the Cuban revolution, writes Suhit Sen.
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