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Category Archives: Tech

A global tour of expressive words English needs

Title: The Greeks Had a Word For It – Words You Never Knew You Can’t Do Without; Author: Andrew Taylor; Publisher: Corgi Books/Penguin Random House; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 399 Marmalade, bikini, shampoo, garage, robot, honcho, banjo, and so on may seem English but have actually gathered from all over the world for there is…

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Reporting from Pakistan: Adventures in a mirror-image land?

Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599 The hardest border to cross is the one constructed or fostered in our minds. Though many Indians are quite fond of citing “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, or the world being one family, the sentiment may not only stop at their western frontier…

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Writer who finds inspiration for writing near a cemetery (Feature)

  New Delhi: Undisturbed by his silent neighbours in the capital’s Nicholson Cemetery, this leading author has penned numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children in a career spanning several decades. Ranjit Lal, one of India’s foremost writers for children and nature, has authored several books, including the much acclaimed and widely…

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Making a nation with tracks: The Railways’ impact on India

Title: The Purveyors of Destiny – A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways; Author: Arup K Chatterjee; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 322; Price: Rs 599 In these days of low-budget airlines, it is only thought a common, time-taking mode of travel. But given Mahatma Gandhi, the Kakori conspiracy, the Partition refugees’ trains, Godhra, or even…

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Hillary Clinton’s second Presidential bid: An autopsy

  Title: Shattered – Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign; Author: Jonathan Allan & Amie Parnes; Publisher: Crown/Penguin Random House US; Pages: 482; Price: Rs 799 It was an election she had been preparing long for and was favoured to win to become the first woman heading the world’s most powerful democracy. But as American voters…

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Privacy under threat as marketers mine social media for big bucks

New Delhi: As billions of people share a plethora of emotions on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and what not, advertisers see a future market — more mammoth than they could ever conceive of. If you have gone through occasional bouts of “feeling blue” and shopped till you dropped in real life, you will understand shopping’s therapeutic…

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The often ignored hand that rocks the Islamist cradle

Title: We are all Revolutionaries Here – Militarism, Political Islam and Gender in Pakistan; Author: Aneela Zeb Babar; Publisher: Sage Publications India; Pages: 196; Price: Rs 695 For every Malala Yousufzai or even Benazir Bhutto, there is also an Apa Nisar Fatima, who applauded Zia ul Haq’s Islamisation drive, the baton-wielding girl students of Lal…

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Myanmar strives to enlist ancient city as cultural heritage

Yangon: Myanmar is striving to enlist Bagan, a famous ancient city with thousands of religious edifices and pagodas, as a World Cultural Heritage site. Amid efforts for listing the Bagan Archaeological Zone as the World Cultural Heritage, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake destroyed some religious edifices and pagodas last August and the restoration works are being carried out…

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Searching for ecstasy across a spectrum of transcendence

Title: The Art of Losing Control; Author: Jules Evans; Publisher: Canongate; Pages: 294; Price: Rs 699 Even in our hi-tech, increasingly self-obsessed and anxiety-beset world, there are times when we move beyond our digital devotion, daily duties or angst to a “more peaceful, absorbed or transcendent state of mind”. Do these moments of rapture have…

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Skullcandy Crusher Wireless: Powerful bass, clear audio

New Delhi: The high adoption rate of smartphones is fuelling the growth of wireless headphones that delivers high quality sound for music enthusiasts in the country. Keeping the same in mind, audio accessories maker Skullcandy has launched “Crusher Wireless” headphones that come with up to 40 hours of battery life. Priced at Rs 11,999, the headphones…

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