Defusing South Asian tensions
Review by Ivninderpal
Nuclear and Missile
Race in South Asia: Relevance of Military Restructuring
by Vinay Kumar Malhotra. Wisdom House Publications Ltd.,
England. Pages 144. Rs 225.
years after taking the first major step towards demonstrating
its nuclear capability, India displayed its nuclear prowess
once again in May, 1998, by successfully conducting five
nuclear tests at Pokhran. Pakistan gave a fitting and timely
response by exploding five nuclear devices, the countryís
first-ever nuclear tests.
perspective on Sikh studies
Surinder S. Jodhka
Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity
by Christopher Shackle, Gurharpal Singh and Arvind-pal Singh
Mandair. Curzon Press, Richmond, Surrey. Pages ix+220.
events of the 1980s generated a good deal of academic interest
in Punjab and the Sikh community. It was not only in India
that a large volume of social scientific literature was
produced on the "crisis" in the region, in the
western academia also Sikh/Punjab studies came to be
recognised as a distinct area of inquiry. Perhaps the most
significant aspect of the new academic interest in Sikh
studies in the West has been the active role being played by
the diasporic Sikhs.
views on globalisation
Review by D.R.
On The Edge ó Living with Global Capitalism
edited by Will Hunton and Anthony Giddens. Vintage, London.
Pages xxii + 242. £ 8.99.
book under review opens with "Anthony Giddens and Will
Hunton in Conversation". It is a 51-page-long dialogue.
In the beginning it gives the hope of a free-wheeling
intellectual encounter between an unabashed supporter of
globalisation and a strong admirer of the American system
(Anthony Giddens) and one who is highly sceptical of the
steamroller effects of globalisation and deeply critical of
the role of USA as its leader (W. Hunton).
rules of business management
Review by Chandra
The Power of Simplicity
by Jack Trout and Steve Rivkin. Tata McGraw Hill, Bombay.
Pages 205. Rs 225
latest buzz-words, fancy pictograms and charts by the mile
have virtually become standard fare of modern management
literature. Trout is great and merciful, he goes in the
reverse direction. He reduces management to basics and in
easy-to-understand lingo. Average, run-of-the-mill fellow
humans invariably constitute most organisations, not Newtons
begun is only half done
Review by Priyanka
The Web of Silk and
by Shakti Niranjchana. Pages 201. Rs 200.
Web of Silk and Gold" is Canada-based Shakti Niranjchanaís
first novel. The story which is good in parts, especially the
first half, revolves around the trials of Aradhana, the
youngest of three daughters of an extremely affluent family
which sets a great store by traditional values, social
practices and patriarchal authority.
ingredient of life and happiness
Review by Kuldip
For the soul: Love; a book on self-empowerment
compiled by M.M. Walia. Sterling Publishers, New Delhi. Pages
63. Price not mentioned.
you think of life without love? Is love the ultimate reality?
Truly speaking, love is an intrinsic part of life. It is the
foundation of human existence. It is universal and eternal. It
is more than goodwill. Neither it is limited to human being
nor does true love depend on persons and circumstances. It is
based on a "give and take" policy. In fact it is in
harmony with psychic and spiritual elements.