Still strong & clued in at 100
Reviewed by Nivedita
you are tearing your hair out in frustration thinking what the answer
to 11 across or 11 down is, you have only one man to blame. Arthur
Wynne, a British journalist from Liverpool, has continued to flummox
people since he devised the first ever crossword puzzle 100 years ago.
focus on policies for farm sector
Reviewed by BB Goel
The Future of Indian
By Nilabja Ghosh & C. S.C. Sekhar Academic Foundation. Pages
263, Rs 895
is the lifeline of an economy. In India, despite tall claims of all
round technological development, the biggest threat to agricultural
development is from rain gods. Too much stagnation and lower growth
has a cascading effect. It has far-reaching implications on rural
poverty, intersectoral migration, stability of polity, sustainability
of economy, livelihood, and unease for government as food manager.
Reviewed by Kanchan
To Be Happily Married
by Mohinder Singh Kalpaz Publications. Pages 230. Rs 720
mystique surrounding marriage has remained intact notwithstanding the
vast corpus of literature available on this inexhaustible subject.
Since this key institute of any society involves two partners with
diverse backgrounds, temperaments, needs and desires. Besides, it is
manipulated by biological, psychological and socio-economic factors.
Reviewed by D S Cheema
Winning without Losing
by Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne Profile Books, London. Pages
290. Rs 350
our childhood, we have been programmed by wise people about virtues of
hard work and sacrifice for achieving success in any aspect of life. A
student must put in hard labour day in day out to get good marks, an
artist must put in 12 to 14 hours of rehearsal every day for several
years to make a mark and entrepreneurs and businessmen must put in at
least hundred hours a week to make their millions.
legendary Bodo heroine
Reviewed by Parbina
The Bronze Sword of
By Indira Goswami.Translated by Aruni Kashyap Zubaan. Pages 32. Rs 295
quite a mouthful for a name, but nevertheless befitting for a woman
who was quite a handful! The legendary Bodo heroine Thengphakhri was
arguably the first woman revenue collector in pre-Independence India,
who, till Jnanpith awardee Assamese author Indira Goswami decided to
resurrect her in her words, lived through Bodo folklore.