How a pacifist religion became warrior-like

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Dhillon admits that the Sikh history he is unveiling is not new. Yet, in re-telling a story that is known, Dhillon - who taught English for 47 long years -- proves he is a great storyteller.

From Athens to Silicon Valley, a quest to understand genius

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Weiner's conclusions include genius being simple/nothing new/expensive/ practical/ chaotic/unintentional/contagious/weak, and requiring conducive social, political and economic conditions, which may not be very expected (freedom but not necessarily democracy, not too plenty or many choices, and tension and disruption can be useful).

How a rural caste elite became urban, modern middle class

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The Tamil Brahmans have also changed in many other ways. Although they tend to marry within the community, Iyers (or Shaivites) are seen as less conservative than Iyengars (or Vaishnavites).

All the world's a stage - for Shakespeare

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These are the issues that theatre critic, Shakespeare scholar and writer Andrew Dickson painstakingly deals with in this book, the outcome of a travel to six countries on four continents - and spanning 400 years.

Witnessing history, writing a new literary story

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 The problem arises since the expectation that the author "would take the centrestage and be the hero of this story" is belied since Sahni is willing to "share the light with almost everyone else".

How inspiring figure Sundar 'Google' Pichai charted his way

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"In the 11 years that Pichai has been at Google, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to focus on products and solutions that have worked wonders for the Mountain View based company."

This New Year do it the vegan way!

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"Guilt Free Vegan Cookbook: Oil, Sugar, Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetarian Recipes" shows the way to a healthier lifestyle.

Of science, the world of Pangea and tips to plan life post-retirement

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A fictional journey of a teen girl to Pangea for a new future after the end of World War III.

Why India needs a presidential system

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The Indian system began to break down almost immediately after Independence, because the powers of its two topmost officials were poorly defined.

A 'structural' history of Buddhism in Southeast Asia

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It cannot stop us from appreciating the whole gamut of forms.

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How a pacifist religion became warrior-like

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Dhillon admits that the Sikh history he is unveiling is not new. Yet, in re-telling a story that is known, Dhillon - who taught English for 47 long years -- proves he is a great storyteller.

From Athens to Silicon Valley, a quest to understand genius

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Weiner's conclusions include genius being simple/nothing new/expensive/ practical/ chaotic/unintentional/contagious/weak, and requiring conducive social, political and economic conditions, which may not be very expected (freedom but not necessarily democracy, not too plenty or many choices, and tension and disruption can be useful).

How a rural caste elite became urban, modern middle class

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The Tamil Brahmans have also changed in many other ways. Although they tend to marry within the community, Iyers (or Shaivites) are seen as less conservative than Iyengars (or Vaishnavites).

All the world's a stage - for Shakespeare

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These are the issues that theatre critic, Shakespeare scholar and writer Andrew Dickson painstakingly deals with in this book, the outcome of a travel to six countries on four continents - and spanning 400 years.

Witnessing history, writing a new literary story

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 The problem arises since the expectation that the author "would take the centrestage and be the hero of this story" is belied since Sahni is willing to "share the light with almost everyone else".

How inspiring figure Sundar 'Google' Pichai charted his way

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"In the 11 years that Pichai has been at Google, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to focus on products and solutions that have worked wonders for the Mountain View based company."

This New Year do it the vegan way!

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"Guilt Free Vegan Cookbook: Oil, Sugar, Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetarian Recipes" shows the way to a healthier lifestyle.

Of science, the world of Pangea and tips to plan life post-retirement

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A fictional journey of a teen girl to Pangea for a new future after the end of World War III.

Why India needs a presidential system

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The Indian system began to break down almost immediately after Independence, because the powers of its two topmost officials were poorly defined.

A 'structural' history of Buddhism in Southeast Asia

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It cannot stop us from appreciating the whole gamut of forms.

Movies

'Sanam Teri Kasam': Intense and emotional

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With a well-written screenplay and powerful performances by the debutant duo in Bollywood, the film tugs at your emotional chords and makes you empathise with Saru and her plight. Their love story is credible and their onscreen chemistry is strong and tangible.

'Ghayal Once Again': High-octane action, drama

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The film starts off on a tacky note trying to establish the setting of the story and the characters. As the tale progresses, the film finds its focus when four college students stumble upon a murder. And then, the narrative picks up momentum and gallantly strides into the action arena.

'Airlift': A salute to an unsung hero

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The film starts off on a sluggish note, with a fairly slow pace and minimal drama, but picks up post intermission and more than makes up for the dull first half with drama, action, emotion thrown in for good measure.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip' - Entertaining roadless trip

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It is an adventure story with the usual hyper-frantic, song and dance sequences that will appeal to its young audience.

'Rebellious Flower': A sincere biopic

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"Rebellious Flower" is a sincere biopic based on the life of the spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh.

'Chhota Bheem...': An exciting escapade for its young audience

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For those uninitiated into the series, Chhota Bheem and his friends Chutki, Raju, Kalia along with Dholu, Bholu and Jaggu the monkey live in a fictional town of Dholakpur ruled by King Indravarma.

'Hate Story 3': Erotic revenge drama encore

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This apart, there are lots of erotic sex and a couple of lacklustre songs in Mika's voice, thrown in for good measure.

'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' - This Prem backfires

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"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", Sooraj Barjatya's latest offering, with a promise that "Prem is back", disappoints die-hard romantics. Prem aka Salman Khan may be back in a Rajshri production, but certainly, love isn't.

'Katti Batti' - Convoluted, cliched and confusing

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The script has a convoluted screenplay riddled with forced humour and glaring plot holes which include underdeveloped characterisations.

'Brothers': Action packed family saga

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 "Brothers" is a high octane melodramatic action film from the stable of Dharma Productions which uses the fighting ring as the Kurukshetra.

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