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Memoir of passion

'Memoir of passion

Using memory as a device to summon the many forms of desire that play upon the mind

Read against the background of the ongoing battle between the sexes there is something infinitely soothing about Gurcharan Das's scholarly ruminations on the theme of desire.

Not much more than a pamphlet

INDIA GROWS AT NIGHT — A Liberal Case for a Strong State: Gurcharan Das; Allen Lane/Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., 11, Community Centre, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi-110017. Rs. 599.

Gurcharan Das's book is better read as an Indian political pamphlet of the 21st century

Chance to start afresh

There is a lesson in the morality play that we are witnessing today which has been triggered off by the 2G financial scandal. It comes from a scene in Malcolm Gladwell’s recent collection of essays called What the Dog Saw, and I have condensed it below: