When Wall Street
Reviewed by Nirmal Sandhu
House of Cards: How Wall
Street’s Gamblers Broke Capitalism
by William D. Cohan.
Pages 468. £25.
book, which reads like a financial thriller, is for those keen to
understand what caused the Wall Street turmoil, how top investment
banks—driven by greed, easy credit, lack of supervision and even
government encouragement—discarded caution and allowed themselves to
be blown away. It also helps one appreciate how the RBI closely
regulates Indian banks.
and times of an all-rounder
Reviewed by Seshadri
Imran Khan: The Biography
by Christopher Sandford.
Pages 373. Rs 499.
voluminous biography of 373
pages attempts to capture the life and times of the iconic Pakistani
all-rounder. The author has spent considerable time and effort to
chronicle the political and social history of the nation and its
religious framework and interweave it with Imran’s personal and
Reviewed by B. S. Thaur
An Idealist View of Life
by S. Radhakrishnan.
Pages 361. Rs 399.
universally well regarded for his knowledge of religion, philosophy,
European and Asian traditions of thought, his eloquent oratory and
above all, his erudition. An Idealist View of Life is largely
based upon his lectures delivered in 1929 and 1930 at the University
of Manchester and the University College, London.
Reviewed by Santosh Kr. Singh
Governance of Rural
Information and Communication Technologies: Opportunities and
Edited by Harekrishna Misra.
Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
Pages 299. Rs 895.
world in which we live in is about coexistence of paradoxes alongside
enormous opportunities. You guessed it right, we are talking about the
era of globalisation. The information and communication technologies (ICT),
which have been instrumental in transforming the world in to a
‘global village’, have at the same time posed enormous challenges
to the ‘villages’.
missile defence at a glance
Reviewed by D. S.
The United States Ballistic Missile Defence: International Chaos
by Neha Kumar.
KW Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
Pages 206. Rs 580.
book explores whether the development and deployment of Ballistic
Missile Defence (BMD) system strengthens deterrence, as conceived by
the US at different points of time, or adds to the already enough
chaos and reduces the impact of deterrence.
Reviewed by Randeep Wadehra
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali conspiracy most foul
by Shamini Flint.
Pages 294. Rs 295.
Books for children are doing brisk business
you think children these days are simply not reading as much as they
did in the past? The publishing industry doesn't seem to think so.
They say the recession period saw the sale of children's books go up
and make profits.
Roots remind me of root
infinite, the source of everything.
Amarjit Chandan, the celebrated poet rooted in Punjabi
soil—its chaste language and ethos—yet spanning continents, the
universe, the timeless zone. Living in London, where his poetry is
etched in a 40-feet-long sculpture, he seeks and finds refuge in his