Among the Chatterati
by Kanika Gahlaut, Penguin Books pages 236; Rs 200
the Chatterati makes
no bones about what it is. On the cover itself the author
specifies that it is the diary of a page-three hack Thus, the
author in effect declares that if the reader expects anything
apart from purely masala fare, he has picked the wrong
makes teams succeed
When Teams Work Best
by Frank La Fasto and Carl Larson. Response Books (Sage
Publications). Pages 221. Rs 320.
which are essentially formal, natural and enduring work-groups
have immense importance in today’s organisations as they are
the most important single reason why organisations succeed or
tips for those sailing in love ships
by P. Khurrana, Crest Publishing House, pages 450; Rs 195
Goodman’s books have long been the Bible for those
keen on reading about sun signs or love signs. Now, fashioned
on the lines of Goodman, comes the desi Love Signs, authored
by P. Khurrana. In fact, the author credits Goodman for
inspiring this book.
the power of Napier
Mathematical Marvels: A Primer on Logarithms
by Shailesh A. Shirali; Universities Press, Hyderabad; Pages
189; Rs 176
age of humans is over and that of dinosaurs has arrived. Now,
we use calculators and supercomputers instead of logarithms
and slide rule. Try estimating the number of digits in 2^2^22.
Off the shelf
Italian social and political thought
and I need not go into the reasons for it, the fact is that
the study of Western political theory has suffered greviously
in our universities. For the understanding of even
contemporary society, the study of Western political theory is
bound to prove a valuable asset.
or geological reality?
Saraswati: The River that Disappeared
by KS Valdiya Universities Press, Hyderabad. Pages: xii + 116.
Price: Rs. 175.
Saraswati River, said to have disappeared 2,000 years ago,
continues to fascinate geologists, historians and mythologists
alike. Sceptics consider it a figment of imagination. Valdiya
belongs to the school of thought that says that the river
actually existed in the tract comprising parts of Rajasthan,
Haryana and Punjab.