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User: fredericknoronha Topic: new book
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Last updated: Nov 25 2020 13:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pope breaks silence on China's persecution of Muslims 25.11.2020 Rediff: News
"I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uyghurs, the Yazidi -- what ISIS did to them was truly cruel -- or Christians in Egypt and Pakistan killed by bombs that went off while they prayed in the church," Francis says in a new book, Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future, published on Monday.
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Modi-Shah are ruthless to political opponents 24.11.2020 Rediff: News
Neither Modi nor Shah had held legislative or executive power in Delhi before 2014. They have no training in appealing to the diversity of India as represented in Parliament. Their prism is the provincial politics of Gujarat. An exclusive excerpt from Vinay Sitapati's fascinating new book, <em>Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi</em>.
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I Know From Experience The Feeling Of Those Sick With Covid: Pope Francis 23.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Pope Francis says in a new book that he can relate to people in intensive care units who fear dying from coronavirus because of his own experience when part of his lung was removed 63 years ago.
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This book identifies frameworks to foster peace, not violence, through diverse religions 22.11.2020 Scroll.in
A scholar of comparative religion explains how there are possibilities of pluralism in all faiths, despite how much at odds they seem with one another.
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Censorship? Chomsky, Prashad's talk at fest called off 22.11.2020 Rediff: News
Chomsky and Prashad said that they were informed of the event's cancellation in the mail.
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‘Was this censorship?’: Tata Lit Live fest cancels discussion featuring Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad 21.11.2020 Scroll.in
The two academic-activists had said that they would start the session with a statement about how they felt about corporations such as the event’s title sponsor.
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Remembering Salazar, the Portuguese dictator ‘who refused to die’ – or depart from Goa with dignity 21.11.2020 Scroll.in
Reading a new book about the Portuguese leader, it’s impossible to ignore parallels to the megalomania of US President Donald Trump.
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Why Obama is critical of India in his book 20.11.2020 Rediff: News
He had come in search of jobs in America to rescue his presidency and India failed him in more ways than one, obseves Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
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Obama's Newly-Released Memoir Breaks First-Day Sales Record 19.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Around 887,000 units were sold in the US and Canada, which includes pre-order sales and first-day sales, CNN reported citing Penguin Random House. The publisher said this sale represented "the largest...
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Australia coach Justin Langer reveals letter from Don Bradman as he launches his cricket book 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
Langer turned author with a new book titled ‘Cricket – The Aussie Way’, a story that aims to introduce children to the fundamentals of the game.
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In New Book, Barack Obama Recalls Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden 17.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Barack Obama has said that he had ruled out involving Pakistan in the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout because it was an "open secret" that certain elements inside Pakistan's military, and especially...
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"Spent Childhood Listening To Ramayana, Mahabharata": Obama In Memoir 17.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Former US President Barack Obama said that he has always held a special place for India due to his childhood years spent in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the...
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A former ISI chief's SENSATIONAL story 16.11.2020 Rediff: News
General Asad Durrani's disclosures could leave considerable egg on the face of those currently wielding the stick in Pakistan, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.
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Should T20 cricket become Olympic sport? 15.11.2020 Rediff: Cricket
Rahul Dravid has backed T20 cricket to become an Olympic sport saying that he is all for the expansion of the game.
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"All Grown Up": Gauri Khan Shares A Pic Of AbRam Reading KJo's New Book 8.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
"AbRam's reading this book himself!" wrote Gauri Khan
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‘We have not comprehended the real scars left by the lockdown’: Author Udayan Mukherjee 7.11.2020 Scroll.in
The financial journalist-turned-writer’s new book ‘Essential Items’ is a collection of short stories featuring the lives of people during the pandemic.
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Interview: Christophe Jaffrelot on understanding the Emergency and its relevance to Modi’s India 7.11.2020 Scroll.in
The co-author of ‘India’s First Dictatorship; The Emergency, 1975–1977’ says we haven’t paid enough attention to how the Emergency changed India.
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Being Indian: Nationalism, patriotism, or something else altogether? Read Shashi Tharoor’s new book 6.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An excerpt from ‘The Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism And What It Means To Be Indian’.
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Mahindra Thar Bookings Cross 20,000 Mark; Up To 7 Months Waiting Period 4.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Mahindra says that, due to the growing demand, there will be a waiting period of 5 to 7 months, depending on the variant. The company will also be ramping up production from 2,000 units per month to...
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Arrest of a Banker 3.11.2020 Rediff: Business
This is one of the many such cases that helped to create an acute fear psychosis among public sector bankers, reveals Tamal Bandyopadhyay in his fascinating new book Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy.
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