HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


This Divided Island; Stories From The Sri Lankan War

Samanth Subramanian talks about his new book, This Divided Island that chronicles Sri Lanka’s brutal past and uncertain present.

Ferry me across the river

The Boatman by John Burbidge who "came out" in India is a sound manual on how to avoid the pitfalls of being outed in your workplace, writes Ashok Row Kavi.

Book review: 'Cricket changed my life' is spot on

The tale of ruthless professional cricket, IPL and setting stars. Intended or otherwise, Dasgupta has made a case for why cricket and Indian cricketers need the domestic T20 league.

Book Review: Healer, a biography of Dr Prathap C Reddy

Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy is a cardiologist and entrepreneur. He founded Apollo Hospital in Chennai in 1979, and grew it to a chain of corporate hospitals. This book shows us how Apollo created opportunities.

Book review: Secrets from the Kitchen, Fifty Years of Culinary Experience

Secrets from the Kitchen bears Bhicoo Manekshaw’s stamp in the exactness of the measurements, the detailed descriptions, and the anecdotes that reveal how tastes in India have shifted over the last 50 years.

Book Review: Land Where I Flee

Prajwal Parajuly’s wonderful new novel about family ties, caste and homosexuality, is also about life’s unpredictability

Book review: I swallowed the Moon

'I swallowed the Moon: The poetry of Gulzar' is an insightful book on Gulzar’s poetry that shows why his work appeals to both, the masses and the elite, writes Rana Safvi.

Book review: The Third Curve

Filmmaker and organic farmer Mansoor Khan’s book warns that the economic crisis is related to our ecological recklessness

Book review: Mystic Musings

It’s no surprise for a coffee-table travel book to have breathtaking pictures, but Garhwal Himalayas: Chorus of Solitude, will not let you take your eyes off it even for a moment.

‘The Wizard’ dribbles on

Comic book takes fans to the golden age of Indian hockey to meet the legend, Dhyan Chand.

Review of Wilbur Smith's Vicious Circle

As a first time reader of Wilbur Smith, there was a fair amount of expectations I brought to the table. The writer is a legend in his own right who has written over 30 page-turners and has been translated into 26 languages.


Life from the scapel's edge. The book is an inside view from the eyes of a young Boston surgeon who faces challenges and limitations.

Mother India

Think Mother India and the image most of us will conjure up is that of mud-soaked Nargis in Mehboob Khan's 1957 magnum opus.

Ignited Minds

Kalam in his third book continues to say what he said in his earlier ones. Only this one is, according to him, aimed at children

The Penguin Book of Gardening in India

This is easily one of the most comprehensive books on gardening in India, and covers just about every aspect of gardening. It includes some areas you don?t see in usual gardening books
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