Book Review: “Clarity in Time” by Margaret Hepworth

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Title: Clarity in Time: A Philosophical and Psychological journey Author: Margaret Hepworth (Author’s website) Publication: Balboa Press 2012 Genre: General Fiction Pages: 329 Price: Rs. 1108 (Buy from “If your life story was re-told would you be able to piece together the meaning that had always been there? “ The book opens with Nelson Mandela, as a fictional character, ...

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Confessions is all the Rage at Jamia


If you are part of an active Jamia student community online, then you probably have already come across a ‘Confessions’ facebook page for your faculty or department. And if you haven’t, then don’t worry, somebody in your department or faculty is probably already thinking of setting one up. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Confessions facebook page is the ...

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Book Review: “Chanakya’s New Manifesto” by Pavan K. Varma

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Title – Chanakya’s New Manifesto to Resolve The Crisis Within India Author – Pavan K. Varma Publisher – Aleph Published – 2013 Genre – Non-Fiction Pages – 248 Price – ₹ 295 (Buy on flipkart for Rs. 204 – aff link) Chanakya is one of the greatest thinker/philosophers to have graced the pious land of India. His famous treatise on administration, ‘Arthashastra’ has been ...

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Book Launch: “Perspectives on Nuclear strategy of India and Pakistan” Edited by Prof. Badrul Alam

Prof. Mohammed Badrul Alam, Head, Department of Political Science; Monday Feb. 18, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

On Monday, Feb. 18, the Department of Political Science organized a lecture and a book launch on the topic “Nuclear Strategy of India and Pakistan.” Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal, fellow, Wadhwani Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C., USA, was invited to speak on the topic (link) and to also formally launch a book edited by Prof. Mohammed Badrul ...

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Four Questions for Writer Anjum Hasan

Anjum Hasan is the author of “Lunatic in my Head,” “Neti, Neti” and “Difficult Pleasures,” which has been shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2013. She is also a poet, and her debut collections of poems are titled “Street on the Hill.” Hasan’s short stories, articles and poetry have been widely published in Indian and international publications. Presently, she is ...

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Book Review: “The Purple Line” by Priyamvada N. Purushotham


Book Title: “The Purple Line” Author: Priyamvada N. Purushotham Publisher: Harper Collins, India, 2012, Pages: 216 Genre: Fiction Buy from flipkart here. The title of the book, “The Purple Line,” refers to purple lines on a pregnancy testing strip. A single straight purple line indicates a negative result, meaning you’re not pregnant; while two purple lines indicate a positive result, meaning ...

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Movie Review: English Vinglish – 4/5

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Director: Gauri Shinde Writer: Gauri Shinde Producer: R. Balki Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain and Mehdi Nebbou Reviewer Rating: 4/5 With her unexpected, or rather more than expected, powerful performance by Sridevi, it leaves the viewers in awe of her acting. With her role in this movie, Sridevi has resurrected her career in Bollywood. The plot of the movie is simple ...

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Book Review: Amul’s India: Based On 50 Years of Amul Advertising

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Book: Amul’s India: Based On 50 Years of Amul Advertising Author: Several Contributors Publishing Date: 2012 Publisher: Collins Business Number of Pages: 224 Buy Amul’s India: Based On 50 Years of Amul Advertising from (Affiliate link) Amul’s India is a brilliant compilation of  Amul’s  wittiest and most entertaining advertisements containing all those advertisements that people have loved over the ...

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