Book Review(Search results - 11)
Views5, Jun 2019, 9:03 AM
Words on books: 'When a tree shook Delhi — The 1984 carnage and its aftermath' makes for very painful reading
In 'Words on books', a fortnightly newsletter on books from the Indic Book Club, curated by Abhinav Agarwal. The latest edition throws light on 5 books — 'The man who saved India', 'Hindu Terror', 'Caste as social capital', 'When a tree shook Delhli', and 'Awakening Bharat mata'
Views2, Jun 2019, 4:53 PM
Book review: KS Ramachandran’s Ascent is rare work of a bureaucrat’s life, career; trainee IAS officers will benefit
Those interested in the work of good bureaucrats and administrators will indeed find in Ascent the kinds of keen observation that will make this work compulsory reading for those who wish to know about aspects of India’s mega projects and the kind of challenges government officials face. Here is the book review of KS Ramachandran's Ascent
Culture26, Mar 2019, 1:47 PM
Book Review: Aparna Jain's Like A Girl is about omissions, commissions and role models like Teesta
Like A Girl by Aparna Jain raises questions about the author's ideology, agenda and grasp of facts. Questions about the narrative being built and rigour of the editorial process that neither asked questions nor insisted on answers. This book was written in a parallel universe in which facts don't matter, questionable people are deemed role models, and toxic agendas are noble pursuit.
Views14, Mar 2019, 11:41 AM
Book review: Narendra Modi Censored, DD News anchor's struggle for truth
An interview with Rahul Gandhi that never happened and one with the then prime ministerial candidate of the BJP' that was recorded but met with red tape on DD News: The book Narendra Modi Censored tells the story of the struggle of journalist-anchor Ashok Shrivastav to make the truth prevail in a professional world that harbours malice
Lifestyle News12, Mar 2019, 1:15 PM
Book review: Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples a collector's item
The author of 'Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples' has done an outstanding job in sourcing her facts, and in putting them together into a cogent, coherent presentation. While Meenakshi Jain admits that the organisation of the book into chapters based on geography is unsatisfactory, I am not sure if any other organisation would have been significantly better
Views20, Jan 2019, 3:54 PM
Book Review: Twisted Threads uses satire to deconstruct Indian politics
Bhavesh Kansara rivals JK Rowling in choosing wickedly witty names and acronyms like in the Harry Potter series — Chikram Vandra, Sankhya Sifar, Prakash Nakuchkar, Sitasurya Chammach, Kudratey Schuer and MEMRI (Ministry for Establishing MRIs). It will leave you in splits when you discover the real life personalities being trolled
Views5, Jan 2019, 6:02 PM
Writing as a corrective for a Hindu collective: An important reprise
What if you see your image in a mirror that is cracked/broken? What kinds of distortions will the mirror make of your visage? Will you want to continue to look in the mirror or look away? What do you sense and feel when you see your image is distorted? What if you do not know that the mirror is cracked? What if it is the only mirror you can access or allowed access to? Humor me and do this thought experiment.
Culture8, Sep 2018, 1:43 PM
Book review: S Vijay Kumar pens ideal plot with facts, figures, fiery narrative to nab The Idol Thief
Woven around the dramatic chase across the world to bring down the most prolific and high-profile trafficker of temple idols, this book captures the tale of avaricious museums, apathetic governments, honest policemen, and avid bloggers.