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Wry, ironic, but one-dimensional

A succinctly written novel unfolds the not-uncommon life of people in a mohalla, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Book review: Is there an alternative to democracy?

Why democracy does not always lead to solidarity, prosperity and liberty. By SUKRIT SABHLOK

MGR: A legend lives on

M R NARAYAN SWAMY reviews debut writer Shrikanth Veeravalli’s take on India’s most well-known actor-turned-politician

Beyond a billion ballots

M R NARAYAN SWAMY on Vinay Sahasrabuddhe’s take on what’s wrong with Indian democracy It is the world's largest democracy but India's political system suffers from serious flaws. This much is known to - and...

The Search that Seeks You: Concept of karma explained

The protagonist’s journey towards seeking spiritual awakening explores the basic tenets of Hinduism. By PRIYADARSHINI CHIDAMBARANATHAN

Sporting strength of a nation

Cricket is India’s exclusive insignia into a world of money, love of the sport, and sadly, corruption, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Pagoda Tree: Eighteenth century intrigue

The life of a devadasi in British India is chronicled in this interesting historical novel, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Aaya re aaya, bookwallah aaya!

Four enterprising writers traverse Australia peddling treasures of Australian and Indian literature, writes JYOTI SHANKAR

Memories of former Fiji

A vanished world comes alive for Fiji Indians at Blacktown book launch, writes ASHA CHAND

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

Two brothers aim to achieve their dreams, through personal sacrifice and unshakeable determination, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN