Our kids are the
Grown Up Digital: How the Net
is Changing Your World
By Don Tapscott.
Tata McGraw-Hill. Pages 368. Rs 595.
replace ‘our’ in the headline with ‘my’ and you will have
every parent agreeing to your statement, even as they despair about
the fragmented attention spans, horrible music that they listen to and
the inordinate time that they spend on digital devices—net books,
cell phones, play stations and computers—that seem to become extra
digits on their fingers.
and tender tales
happens when "plain Jane" Paolomi next door armed with a
volume of Persepolis 2 meets Bollywood superstar Sartaj Khan,
the man of her dreams, on the sets of a publicity still? She binges at
the studio lunch, munches chocolates, dozes off on a corner seat and
dreams that she has been transported back in time to 1977 to a
government guest house used by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on
the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with Sartaj Khan for company — a
year after the Emergency.
Don’t Ask Any Old Bloke for
By P.G. Tenzing.
Pages 218. Rs 250.
the ripe age of 43, P.G. Tenzing decides to leave the Indian
Administrative Service for an idea that he was living for almost a
decade to travel, to wander alone on Indian roads for a year.
literary voice of Anne Frank
writer’s voice is something readers instinctively respond to but
don’t pay much attention to unless they also happen to be writers.
Voice is what makes Hemingway sound like Hemingway and why, after a
few sentences, we can tell the work of Alice Munro from that of
despair to hope
Laxmi Kant Verma
That Hardly Happens to
By Rajesh Singh.
Diamond Pocket Books.
Pages 240. Rs 100.
is one of the wonderful feelings created by God in human beings. While
each one of us wants to experience this vibrant feeling, the nature of
love can vary from person to person—it may be person’s love for
family, friends, career, sports, music, etc.
of Panchayati Raj
refers to M. Rajivlochan’s review of our book Functioning of
Panchayati Raj Institutions: Status, Issues and Options (The
Tribune, Spectrum, September 27, 2009). While the reviewer is
entitled to his views, there are certain things we wish to point out.
Islam as template for diplomacy
Islamic fundamentalism, Pakistan and the Muslim World
By Surendra Chopra & Kusum Lata Chadda. Kanishka.
Pages vii+384. Rs 995.
By Kiran Chopra.
Hind Pocket Books.
Pages 240. Rs 195.
Dalai Lama: A Study
By Som Ranchan.
Indian Publishers’ Distributors.
Pages 108. Rs 395.