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'Let's ensure our elders can live a life of dignity'

Elders surveyed have spoken of suffering disrespect, neglect, verbal abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. The survey finds that the most abused are those above 80. Let me, at the outset,......

'Let's ensure our elders can live a life of dignity'

Elders surveyed have spoken of suffering disrespect, neglect, verbal abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. The survey finds that the most abused are those above 80. Let me, at the outset,......

'India came across as overwhelming and incredible'

There is an air of smug self-confidence in the voice that is reading a passage. The venue is an upscale Mumbai cafe situated in a once-dilapidated cloth mill. It's been over 28 years since the......

The Exile is a novel based on history

Navtej Sarna, India's longest-serving spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs and a seasoned diplomat who has served in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Geneva, Teheran and Washington, DC, released......

'Literary critics will never grow up'

Hari Mohan Nath Kunzru has never had a problem speaking his mind. A great many people found that out on November 20, 2003, when his debut novel, The Impressionist, won the £5,000 John Llewellyn......

How to save enough money, age no bar

You might have read W. Somerset Maugham's classic short story, The Ant and the Grasshopper. In the story, Maugham, the master storyteller, turns the wisdom from an Aesop's Fable on its head.The......

The fall guy or a bright spot that turned black?

Is Anjani Sinha of National Spot Exchange being made the fall guy? Anjani Sinha, below, left, is a voracious reader. He reads while he travels. He likes to read about stock market crashes,......

'The days of tax havens are over'

Jeffrey Owens is the director of tax planning and administration at the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy, which is responsible for framing tax principles and ensuring that tax havens fall in line on......

Discovering what we don't know

I stared at the sheaf of photocopied reading material that the instructor had distributed to our class, anger welling up inside me."Many years had passed during which nothing of Combray . . . had......

Mira Nair, Abraham Verghese in conversation

Over a decade ago, Mira Nair turned Dr Abraham Verghese's best-selling memoir My Own Country into a well-received telly film starring Naveen Andrews. On Wednesday, Nair and Verghese met at Asia......

Where is Al Pacino?

Unlike his buddy Dustin Hoffman, who enjoys attending film festivals, Al Pacino prefers staying away. Which is why many reporters were pleasantly surprised to find his name on the press conference......

Hari Om goes to Toronto

Bharat Bala with his debut film Hari Om and Buddhadeb Dasgupta with his Chasing Dreams, join directors from over 40 countries ranging from Mexico to Senegal to China at the 29th edition of Toronto......

Khushboo: Gulzar's unforgettable magic

Dinesh RahejaShe may have never heard of feminism, but there is something very appealing and affirmative about the female protagonist of Gulzar's Khushboo. A product of her times, this rural woman......

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Flying Saucer
Q. name some physician turned authors?
Flying Saucer:  A.  more

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narendra sharma
Q. Somerset Maugham, A J Cronin, Richard Gorden - in common ?l
Narendra Sharma:  A. W. Somerset Maugham is one such author. more

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Psycho
Q. Who wrote Of Human Bondage and The Moon and Sixpence?
Psycho:  A. all are doctors ..... more

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  Web results for Somerset Maugham
Delhi's book islands

Many of us book lovers in Delhi would have experienced the magic of vintage books and faded paper during those memorable early morning book-hunting... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/beyond-business/delhi-s-book-islands-114071900761_1.html
Carnival-Short Stories

by Carnival: By various authors. Short stories have always fascinated me. Even as my entire class read W Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage... ...

http://femina.in/reviews/book-carnivalshort-stories-2864.html
Bonding in a literary landscape

An anthology of love stories with a jacket of typically pink butterflies is where I first met Ruskin Bond. While most grew up with his stories at... ...

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A quiz on rain

1 Petrichor, a word first coined in 1964 by two Australian researchers, is a phenomenon most of us strongly associate with childhood and growing... ...

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The yarn-spinners ~ old and new

Among the well-known international story-tellers were such greats as R L Stevenson, Somerset Maugham and Ernest Hemingway, who could spin a yarn... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/63485-the-yarn-spinners-old-and-new.html

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