out in life's battle
Reviewed by Rohit Mahajan
The Test of My Life: From
Cricket to Cancer and Back
by Yuvraj Singh with Sharda Ugra & Nishant Jeet Arora.
Random House. Pages 189. Rs399
extraordinary story of Yuvraj Singh’s return to cricket after being
stricken with cancer is a tale that simply had to be told. It’s an
inspirational story, a very personal story in which Yuvraj, quite
courageously, sheds the veneer of confidence — arrogance, even —
that used to characterise him.
record of a glorious heritage
Reviewed by Harish
Sikh Heritage: Ethos and
by Bhayee Sikander Singh and Roopinder Singh. Rupa.
Pages 204. Rs1,500
almost all my adult life, both as a teacher and a writer, I have been
a trader in words and have done fairly well for myself in this
capacity. Yet, today, when I sit down to review this book my trade
discoveries, cityscape & metafiction
Reviewed by Balwinder
The Secret Gardener
by Kalpana Swaminathan
Penguin. Pages 245. Rs 299.
his last breath, a petrified gigolo claims "I did not do
it..." and dies after rasping out an address: 24 Patwardhan
Cross. Determined to find those responsible for his demise, Kesarbai
requests detective Lalli for help and forgiveness.
Reviewed by Khushwant S.
Dragon In The Air:
Transformation of China's
Aviation Industry and Airforce
by Vishal Nigam Knowledge World.
Pages 236. Rs 820
growing power in the world is old news now and well-analysed and
understood. So is its single-mindedness in pursuit of its long-term
national and strategic goals. Vishal Nigam's book further pursues this
theme with specific focus on the development of China’s aviation
industry and its air force.