The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

In India, the book has not been discussed too much. Perhaps because there are no specific Indian names in it. Yes, of course, the Indian journalist Ritu Sarin has been named as one who was in Munich for the main conference that the Süddeutsche Zeitung held in 2016, pre-publishing. While one reads the story of how two journalists of the German newspaper were approached by a whistle blower to reveal millions of pages of data on the offshore companies of the world, one is a little bemused. It is already an accepted fact that every rich man hides his money in offshore companies. If you don’t own one, you are NOT rich...

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Capturing an era in art

The book contains about a hundred colour images of reverse glass paintings from various private collections in India. Writer Anna Dalapiccola is an authority on Asian Art. She was Professor of Indian art at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University from 1971 to 1995. Dalapiccola is also the author of the Catalogue of South Indian Paintings in the Collection of the British Museum (2001). Her current research includes two projects on the art of Vijayanagara successor states (Hampi, Bidar etc) and art of the Lepakshi temple.

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A handful of intensely personalised accounts

Divya Dubey’s Turtle Dove: A Collection of Bizarre Tales is a startling amalgamation of six exceptionally unusual tales. Be it the story of a competent science wizard or the best friend’s agony, the author has brilliantly captured all the different shades of each and every character which will keep its readers glued until the end. The beauty of these six narratives lies in their simplicity as one can relate the sometimes ordinary and sometimes not-soordinary protagonists with self. Not to forget that such..

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Too many Gs in this one book

Divya Dubey’s Turtle Dove: A Collection of Bizarre Tales is a startling amalgamation of six exceptionally unusual tales. Be it the story of a competent science wizard or the best friend’s agony, the author has brilliantly captured all the different shades of each and every character which will keep its readers glued until the end. The beauty of these six narratives lies in their simplicity as one can relate the sometimes ordinary and sometimes not-soordinary protagonists with self. Not to forget that such personalities are not alien to us but can be found anywhere, anytime. However, the stories also reveal the strange kind of bleakness and uneasiness..

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