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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 17TH, AUGUST, 2019

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Beyond The Himalayas: Journeying Through The Silk Route  By - Goutam Ghose & Michael Haggiag
About the Book :-----------------------------------  Filmmaker goutam Ghose was part of the central Asian expedition organised by major H.Br.S Ahluwalia in 1994, The first of its kind. They undertook an arduous 14, 000 km journey through central Asia, China and Tibet tracing the ancient trade route. Ghose captured this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as a five-part series in his film beyond the Himalayas (1996). This film book is a pictorial chronicle of ghosts incredible experience on the silk route. Much of the text is the narration of the original soundtrack of the series which has been adapted for the benefit of book readers. His lens captures breath-taking visuals of a less travelled road. The tapestry of history, travel anecdotes, local legends and Titanic characters lend a cinematic quality to the whole narrative. The fabled past and the present are intercut by cinematic jumps in this fas…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 10, AUGUST, 2019

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Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly:An Autobiography
By - Anupam Kher
About the Book :  An extraordinary, riveting and no-holds-barred saga studded with fascinating behind-the-scenes revelations, anecdotes and rare nuggets of lessons Anupam Kher’s life story is nothing short of a grand masala box office hit. It has drama, comedy, romance and even action! Who knew that a small-town Shimla boy would one day become one of the most recognized actors in the world and go on to win various national and international awards for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts? A powerhouse of talent with over 530 films (and counting) in his repertoire, Anupam Kher stands out not only because of his iconic bald head, but also for his forthright views and opinions, however controversial they may be. He has always been distinct and offbeat. His autobiography is, too for it is not just another chronological account of his life. It is, in fact, also peppered with incredible life lessons that are boun…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 27TH JULY, 2019

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My Seditious Heart By - Arundhati Roy
ISBN : 9780670092499  Price : Rs. 999.00
About the Book Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, these essays trace her twenty year journey from the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things to the extraordinary The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: a journey marked by compassion, clarity and courage. Radical and readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites. In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from 'The End of Imagination', which begins this book, …

THE BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 20TH JULY, 2019

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Bottle of Lies By - Katherine Eban ` About the Book In 2004, Dinesh Thakur, a senior employee of Ranbaxy, then India’s largest pharma company, discovered a terrible secret.Ranbaxy had been fabricating the test results of their drugs,endangering millions of patients. Thakur resigned and became a whistleblower to the US Food and Drug Administration, one of the regulators Ranbaxy had been lying to, and ultimately brought the multibillion-dollar behemoth to its knees. This is the sensational account of the high-stakes chase to bring Ranbaxy to book and the fall from grace of one of corporate India’s biggest success stories. But the rot in Indian pharma isn’t confined to Ranbaxy alone. In this book, investigative journalist Katherine Eban relies on over 20,000 FDA documents and interviews with over 240 people to show how fraud and trickery are deeply entrenched in much of the industry in India, and raises troubling questions about some of its biggest names – Wockhardt, Dr Reddy’s, Glenmark an…