Tale of failure,
guilt and hope
Reviewed by Kavita Soni-Sharma
By Marilynne Robinson.
Pages 339. Rs 395.
novel takes place in the mid-1950s in the small town of Gilead,
Iowa. It is set in the house of a retired pastor, Robert Boughton, who
is a widower in frail health and is being cared for by his younger
Reviewed by Aradhika
See Paris for Me
By Priti Aisola.
Pages 296. Rs 299.
is a book about a woman coming to terms with an unfulfilled love.
Itís a love that she rejects because she canít deal with the
fierce passions that has the capacity to shake the foundations of her
comfortable life, yet she canít do without it. However, finally she
of life in Pakistan
Reviewed by Ramesh Luthra
The Wish Maker
By Ali Sethi.
Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books.
Pages 406. Rs 499.
rarely does one come across a young voice with quite a new yet mature
and somber approach to life and people around. This pleasant
combination do we meet in Ali Sethiís The Wish Maker. The
book has arrived on the literary scene with a whiff of fresh air. We
have a fair glimpse of the changing Pakistan, especially of the youth.
lessons for police
Reviewed by Rajbir Deswal
a Marketing Framework
By Rohit Choudhary.
Sage. Pages XX+306. Rs 395.
a popular Bollywood flick, the entire rhetoric of materialistic
possessions by Amitabh Bachchan comes crashing when juxtaposed with
brother Shashi Kapoorís matching them all with their mother,
asserting, "Mere paas Ma hai?"
Reviewed by Randeep
Confession of a murderer
by Joseph Roth Vinayak Publications.
Pages 223. Rs 325.
by Ian McDonald.
Pages 313. Rs 350.
The Seven Secrets of Influence
by Elaina Zuker.
Pages xx+259. Rs 399.
time for fiction
Given the Tiger Woods
controversy, what better time to bring out a work of fiction based on
is the season of birdies, eagles and avoiding the woods! No, this has
nothing to do with the misadventures of a celebrity player, but is
about the debut novel of a veteran golfer who uses the landmark Delhi
Golf Club as his muse.
ago he told thespian Ebrahim Alkazi; I donít want to make theatre my
career. Had he stuck to his words, the world of contemporary Indian
theatre would have been infinitely poorer. Bhanu Bharti, the gifted
theatreperson who had to literally eat his words, has carved a firm
niche for himself in the annals of theatre.
set for lit fest
Jaipur Literature Fest to
host Vikram Chandra, Tina Brown
fifth edition of the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival, beginning
January 21, will host authors like Vikram Chandra, Tina Brown, Hanif
Kureishi and Mahasweta Devi.
Classics for iPod gen
Aleksandr Pushkin and Nikolai Gogol might appear unlikely pin-ups for
the iPod generation, but audio files of short stories by the time. A
website dedicated to the joys of the literary form has gone
"live", applying Apple's world-dominating music model to the