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    Books to look out for this week

    Book: Indistractable Author : Nir Eyal with Julie Li Publisher : Bloomsbury With a four-step, research-backed model, Indistractable lays bare the secret to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of you.

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    Lord Jeffrey Archer reveals the books he loves, and the one he only claims to have read

    Lord Jeffrey Archer An early readerMy mother was a great reader and introduced me to books at an early age. But my passion for literature came from my inspiring English master at school, Alan Quilter, who remained a friend for the rest of his life.On my fave listThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is my favourite book.

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    For the love of a man Book Review: A woman's plight

    For The Love of A Man is one of the most poignant works by Amrinder Bajaj, a renowned gynaecologist by profession and a writer by passion. The author unmasks the hypocritical face of our patriarchal society in this masterpiece through the story of the chief protagonist Amrita who is the prisoner of the morbid and parochial thinking of chauvinistic and misogynistic men.

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    The Atlas of Reds and Blues Book Review: Brutally honest, narratively truthful

    Still she follows him and watches from afar, so she can make a story out of it one day. While in the basement, her hero decides aloud that he doesn't like her jotting down everything he says, likes it even less that she's writing a story about him, about the kids, about their life in Southern white-sheeted suburbia.

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    Battling for India Book Review: Voicing the resistance

    Protests and India have gone in unison since the British Raj. Recently, the country has witnessed numerous protests which are actually the voice of descent. During Modi government's first term, there protests by farmers and adivasis. The whining of intellectuals with their 'award wapsi' campaign had also been a high point during that time.

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    Defining India through their eyes Book Review

    Four women, three Bharat Ratnas and three Nobel Laureates, with two each of lawyers, economists, activists, private-sector mavericks, sportspersons and actors, and politicians - all figure in this book edited by Sonia Singh of NDTV. Sonia declares that she wanted to bring out the human side of the fifteen celebs she interviewed between July 2018 and March 2019, while ascertaining from them "the...

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    F-Rated filmmakers, anyone?

    Lights, Camera, Action!" instructions more often belongs to the booming voice of male filmmakers in the country. Nonetheless, things are changing significantly and the "invisibilisation" of woman in the Indian film industry, an entrenched feature, is gradually eroding. F-Rated by Nandita Dutta deals with this very subject.

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    Revolver Ranee: Tales from Chandamama

    Poor thing is tilted and lying on the moon. So what, that's fine, experiments are about trying. Sometimes, you succeed, sometimes you don't. Regardless, you do learn. But you know what, we were not so lucky, like scientist Sivan. Those eyes my Baba would widen so that I would pee in my pants. "How could you fail?

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    Stalin Dayanand Column: Decoding Aarey

    The longest battle to save an urban forest is ongoing in Mumbai since the past five years. For a city known for its indifference towards nature, the chalta hai attitude, this comes as a surprise. Let us take a look at what this fight is all about. Aarey Milk Colony, a dense jungle land in the 1950s was earmarked and allocated for dairy development activities.

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    Puneet Issar presents a refreshing view of Duryodhan in his retelling of the Mahabharat on stage

    Revisiting the Mahabharata was not such a surprise, after all. The Mahabharata and the Ramayana are two epics that are timeless and close to the hearts of every Indian. I realised its potential to be presented on stage in a magnum opus form was immense. And that's when I decided to make it.The conventional narrative undergoes a vast change when...

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