learning at nationsí cost
Globalization and its Discontents
by Joseph Stiglitz. Penguin, New Delhi. Pages 282. Rs 395.
is a sharp attack on the "Washington Consensus" by
established economist Joseph Stiglitz, a Noble laureate and former
Chief Economist of the World Bank. Though Stiglitz is not against
globalisation or free market, he has challenged the Ďfundamentalistí
outlook of the IMF and the US Treasury for their Ďone size fits
allí treatment of individual economies.
contribution to Guru Granth Sahib
Darshan S. Maini
Guru Granth Sahib is widely known for its visionary catholicity,
or for the hospitality extended to non-Sikh poets and savants within
its sacred covers. I do not know of any other scripture which has
this sui generis character, this unique distinction.
of innocence & experience
Diksha at St. Martinís...
by Siddharth Chowdhury. Srishti. Pages 156. Rs 145.
all have stories to tell. Either we write them and become writers or
they die with us and are lost forever. It is this consciousness that
compels Siddharth Chowdhury to pen down a collection of short
stories. Diksha at St. Martinís....These stories have
strong autobiographical overtones.
did not always mean holy war
War and Peace in Islam
Delhi Policy Group. Harman Publishing House. Pages 251. Rs 400.
history of Islam is marked with bloodshed and unfortunately people
who write about it actually take pride in the fact. This needs
correction because, according to the Koran, war in Islam is
an aberration rather than a rule.
that reads like a film script
by Dhruva Chak. Rupa, New Delhi. Pages 237. Rs 195.
they say, shall overpower evil and truth shall prevail. At least, it
does in this novel if not in real life. Set in a different world, a
world where magic has more say than the King himself, where witches
and dwarfs are as common a thing as trees and plants, Wizardís
Winter offers more than meets the eye.
on tourist spots
The HarperCollins Travel Guides: Himachal (119 pages); Uttaranchal:
Kumaon & Garhwal (108 pages); Ladakh (94 pages); Rs 195 each.
Editorial team: Madhu Sethi, Smiriti Bhargava and Madhulika Liddle.
the snow clad Himalayan peaks to the warm seashores, India presents
an amazing variety of landscapes and environment that can attract
tourists of all description. Its big cities match the metropolitan
ambience of any city of the world.