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Category Archives: Tech

These books could become ‘bombs’ in 2018

  New Delhi: Keen observers of contemporary Indian literature would recall that a series of memoirs, which came to be known as “book bombs”, critical of the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, hit the stands just ahead of the 2014 general election. Four years later, it seems that the opposition has learnt its lesson…

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‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous, government orchestrated’ 

Book: 1984 – India’s Guilty Secret; Author Pav Singh; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 268; Price: Rs 500 The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says…

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Not merely a war god: The enigma of Kartikeya

  Title: Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son; Author: Anuja Chandramouli; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 295 The Hindu pantheon has a number of eminent, eclectic, and enigmatic deities. But few can be more mysterious than its god of war — a key figure in any divine assemblage. Yet, Kartikeya’s origin and even appearance…

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ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera): Decent overall performer 

  New Delhi: With dual-camera phones fast gaining popularity in the cut-throat Indian smartphone market, ASUS recently introduced three smartphones in its Zenfone 4 selfie series in the country. The Taiwanese company introduced a total of six smartphones — Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Max Pro and Zenfone 4 Selfie (two…

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What’s your password, again?

  Title: Password; Author: Martin Paul Eve; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 124 ; Price: Rs 250 We have come far as a civilised society and with it, the way we see or do things has seen a drastic change too. Take, for instance, the measure we use to keep our secrets safe. In simpler words —…

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Arms supplies, subversion, skullduggery in South Asia — and a woman

  Title: Open Arms; Author: Vince Cable; Publisher: Corvus/Atlantic Books; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 599 It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to not lose…

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Fantastic scenarios or paths to future salvation?

  Title: The Universe Next Door; Author: New Scientist; Publisher: John Murray; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499 Are the principles explaining the cosmic home’s creation and functioning vital for our continued existence? How would our planet be sans its lunar satellite, if the dinosaurs continued to roam around, or humans didn’t exist or did without…

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