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An autopsy of India’s messy democracy

An autopsy of India’s messy democracy

By M.R. Narayan Swamy, (IANS) : Title: A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India; Author: Josy Joseph; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India; Pages: 231; Price: Rs 599 It comes natural to India’s elite to brag about the ...

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The Saint and the Pope: The tale of two Francises

The Saint and the Pope: The tale of two Francises

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : The venerable sages of India, the Buddha, Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, Guru Nanak — the founders of all major religions — were all known to spurn material comfort and stress compassion for the weak and safeguarding ...

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How to test if you make the cut for Oxbridge

How to test if you make the cut for Oxbridge

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: So, You Think You’re Clever?; Author: John Farndon; Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; Pages: 289; Price: Rs 525 For anyone who thinks themselves smart and highly-educated, one check of their capability can be estimated from ...

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Defusing a India-Pakistan nuclear flashpoint

Defusing a India-Pakistan nuclear flashpoint

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: Secrets of State; Author: Matthew Palmer; Publisher: G.P. Putnams Sons/Penguin Random House; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 399 India, losing its patience over continuing acts of hostility emanating from its neighbour, and Pakistan, where jihadi ...

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The rainbow hues that made up England

The rainbow hues that made up England

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: Exotic England – The Making of A Curious Nation; Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Publisher: Portobello Books; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 599 Britain, by a slim majority, chose in July to leave the European Union – ...

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Of history, love and millennials

Of history, love and millennials

New Delhi, (IANS) : Read the story of an English painter and his apprentice, whose paintings become the unexpected crux of the last Anglo-Mysore War. Flick through a nail-biting saga of a young girls clash against her father, in a battle ...

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