https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/books-untold-stories-from-veer-savarkars-life-and-times/305110 Outlook dated 25 October 2021 carries this review.
My mail dated 06 October 2021: "I am aghast that your university is running a programme on Periyar who had made many statements that were akin to what were made by Nazis when Hitler was ruling in Germany. His speeches asking people to murder the Brahmins are freely available on the YouTube and I can… Continue reading Exchange of Mail – Wolverhampton University
The Hindu dated 11 October 2021 carries an article titled ‘A Lengthening Shadow of Tamil Nativism’, written by two apologists of the DMK masquerading as impartial researchers. The Dravidian movement, we all know, doesn’t even have a passing acquaintance with honesty, but this piece is breathtaking in its deception. Here is a link to the… Continue reading The NTK is vile, but what about the DMK?
தமிழக அரசு ‘பொருநை ஆற்றங்கரை நாகரிகம்’ என்ற தலைப்பில் புத்தகம் ஒன்றை வெளியிட்டிருக்கிறது. அழகிய புத்தகம். ஆனால் அறிவியலுக்குச் சற்றும் தொடர்பில்லாதது. அரசியல் கட்சி அறிக்கைள் போன்று உண்மைகளை மறைத்து, பரப்புரையில் ஈடுபடுகிறது. இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்னால் மழையை நம்பியிருக்கும், 250 கிலோமீட்டர்களே ஓடும் சிறிய நதியான வைகையின் பெயரில் ஒரு நாகரிகம் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டது, இப்போது அதிலிருந்து 150 கிலோமீட்டர் தொலைவில் இருக்கும் 125 கிலோமீட்டரே ஓடும் மிகச் சிறிய நதியான பொருநை நாகரிகம் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. உலகத்திலேயே… Continue reading ஆற்றங்கரை நாகரிகமா?
James Hadley Chase novels were once the favorites of all college going boys and girls in India. When I was in college, the paperback versions had started coming out and I too got addicted to him and his racy style. I am not sure he is being read now, but people of my age or… Continue reading No Orchids for Miss Blandish – James Hadley Chase
The first time I saw the book ‘The White Nile’ was when I was a probationer in Delhi. One of my fellow probationers was carrying it which I borrowed for a few hours. I immediately became a lifelong fan of the author. I rushed that evening to Connaught Place and bought the book from the Galgotia… Continue reading The White Nile – Alan Moorehead
My love with Bradman started when I was very young. One of the first English books I ever read was Bradman’s ‘Farewell to Cricket'. Later I discovered in one of my friends’ house a set of clippings from ‘the Hindu’ which to my delight were a series of articles written by Jack Fingleton titled ‘Brightly fades… Continue reading Sir Donald Bradman, A Biography – Irving Rosenwater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWUhaOCiyos I wrote on Facebook yesterday that Indians are the world’s worst book lovers. The reason was that I found to my horror it was exceedingly difficult to get a copy of E P Gee’s classic, “The Wild Life of India”. Even the National Digital Library of India doesn’t list his book, I found to… Continue reading The Wild Life of India – E P Gee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXDG_-8b6M There was a time when I was reading a Don Camillo book almost every other day. I was then deeply interested in politics and most of my friends and mentors – to the immense anger of my father – were hardcore Communists. Few of them had heard of Don Camillo books. The others who… Continue reading The Little World of Don Camillo -Giovanni Guareschi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtTVGu4-ySM Today, I am going to talk about a book which has just come out. The book’s name is The Gun, The Ship and the Pen written by Linda Colley. It has got some rave reviews, and deservedly so. It is a one of its kind book and it speaks about the evolution of Constitutions… Continue reading The Gun, the Ship and the Pen – Linda Colley