User: fredericknoronha Topic: Fiction
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Papad or khichdi? 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Are India's equivalent of Mills & Boons flourishing? At the start of my reading of The Crunch Factor, it seemed like it. And I was right! Andaleeb Wajid's tale of lost love, hunky men, rich vs not-so-rich, family issues... all packaged in this one book. It could also be a typical Bollywood love story/family drama with song sequences left to the imagination of the readers, to be sprinkled where they deem fit. Young and independent (well, almost!) Aliya has a family consisting of parents and younger sister Faria, who all aspire to belong to the moneyed Page 3 set. A moderately successful real estate business has enabled them to raise their middle class lifestyle, but they are still trying to break through in the elite group of Bengaluru. They could be considered wannabe nouveau riche with their pretentious way of living, and 26-year-old Aliya knows it. Tea, for instance, in their household "used to be plain old tea sometimes steeped with crushed ginger, or with elaichi, in large mugs" until they realised ...
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Colonising Mars: Is Elon Musk being overly ambitious? 24.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Mars is more suitable for habitation than any other environment we can reach
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Maity and the murky tales 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
In his new book ‘Here Falls the Shadow’, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay narrates crime in a sleepy town
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Micro review: "Muezza and Baby Jaan" hits the most sensitive chord 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Micro review: "Muezza and Baby Jaan" hits the most sensitive chord
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Why were there no awards in the short documentary section at the IDSFFK, ask filmmakers 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Why were there no awards in the short documentary section at the IDSFFK, ask filmmakers
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Food for thought: selling books at the price of bread 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Low-cost’ publisher Vincent Safrat sells the tomes to poor families for 80 cents
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The other side of paradise 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Grisham’s 30th novel is his stab at the beach book
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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The curiouser and curiouser case of the golden-haired girl in a frock with puffed sleeves and an apron
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Subcontinental shift 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Delivering the first of Indian fiction’s military heroes
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Still life with the grump 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Who among us doesn’t have a surly-batty uncle?
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Read news over Twitter, FB? Only 24% feel social media can catch fake news 23.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
A Reuters report also found that WhatsApp had become a force to reckon with in news media
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John Green's new book is on its way 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
John Green's new book is on its way
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Read news over Twitter, FB? Only 24% of feel social media can catch fake news 23.6.2017 Latest News
A Reuters report also found that WhatsApp had become a force to reckon with in news media
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BJP fawn club: How Bollywood seeks to cosy up to government 23.6.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
"One Nation, One Tax, One Market", affirms Amitabh Bachchan in a video on the virtues of GST, while Akshay Kumar is out to make his "humble contribution to Swachh Bharat" through his new film "Toilet: EK Prem Katha".
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What’s left of Left 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
For those in Pakistan who want to explore a non neo-liberal, non-right wing option, the Left is there in some form. An excerpt from Meena Menon’s Reporting Pakistan
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2,226 and the real tiger story 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
The big cat population doesn’t jump overnight. It takes decades of protection. If anything, increasing numbers are just smokescreens that mask the real problems
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E-books and pulp(ed) fiction 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
If print books are such a burden on the environment, why are titles about conservation and eco-criticism still printed? Because the alternative is worse
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The disruptive force 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
One of the catalysts in making reality shows a staple diet of Indian audience, Deepak Dhar talks about the changing habits of the viewer and striking a balance between international and original formats
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Celebrating the works of Shenoi Goembab 23.6.2017 TOI: Goa
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Humour: Golgappewala held for using clean water 22.6.2017 TOI: Home
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