May 19, 2018 admin 0

By Malladi Rama Rao Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy (Second Edition) by Ayesha Siddiqa Penguin Random House, 2017 Price: Rs. 499; Pages: 382 Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming A Dysfunctional Nuclear State By Husain Haqqani Published by HarperCollins India, 2018 Price Rs 699, pages 336 Ayesha Siddiqa and Hussain Haqqani need Read more ………

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Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

May 3, 2013 admin 0

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly attacks by the jihadists. But the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has Read more ………

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Pak Syndrome bedevils Indo-Bangla ties

June 23, 2012 admin 0

By Surinder K. Sharma Delhi based columnist on South Asian Affairs There is an imperative for India and Bangladesh to work together for mutual benefit and for the good of the region. Scholars from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Bangladesh Institute for International and Strategic Read more ………

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Buddhism Made Easy: Book Review

January 13, 2011 admin 0

Title: INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Pages 146; Price: Rs. 200/- New Age Books, Naraina Phase-I, New Delhi-28 Introduction to Buddhism makes fascinating reading. Author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, strongly believes that Buddhism has great relevance Read more ………

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Elegant Summary Of Krishnamurti’s teachings

October 17, 2010 admin 5

Reviewer: Malladi Rama Rao “Though he remained an enigma through out his life, just a few days before his death in 1986, Krishnamurti made the most revealing statement on his own view of himself. And he unequivocally seemed to confess an awareness of his uniqueness, despite the fact that he Read more ………

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Review: Perspectives: The Timeless Way of Wisdom

August 10, 2010 admin 9

Title:Perspectives Vol-I Author: Paul Brunton Pages-392; Price Rs.395 New Age Books, Naraina Phase-1 New Delhi- 110028 (India) Reviewer: M Rama Rao Paul Brunton needs no introduction. The world knows him as the British journalist turned spiritual seeker who had introduced the sage of Tiruvannamalai, Shri Ramana Maharshi to the West. Read more ………

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Rituals too a world of Rhythm

April 21, 2010 admin 7

Title: The World of Rhythm Called Rituals Author: Jayant Burde Publisher: New Age Books, Naraina Phase –I, New Delhi-28 Pages: 164; Price: Rs. 225 Review: by M Rama Rao A marvellous book it is by all means. For a generation in India which is increasingly distancing itself from the traditions Read more ………

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Marx After Marxism

January 30, 2010 admin 3

BOOK REVIEW TITLE: Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx Author: by Tom Rockmore 224 pages, Blackwell Publishers Price. US$29.95 Review: By David North ( Tom Rockmore, who teaches Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, begins his book Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx, with the following Read more ………

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John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

October 31, 2009 admin 14

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the son of a long-absent Egyptian father and an Irish-American mother, Read more ………

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John Updike: A Tribute

October 31, 2009 admin 1

By David Walsh American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The Poorhouse Fair, appeared in 1959), Updike published more than 60 Read more ………