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The cold, brutal world of Cold War espionage and its hard lega...

Title: A Legacy of Spies; Author: John le Carre; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 599 Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
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Atomic Blonde review: Convoluted plot aside, Charlize Theron is smashing as female John Wick

“Charlize Theron is a female John Wick” or “Charlize Theron is the female James Bond” is what was being thrown around by viewers upon watching the Cold War spy thriller. Rightfully so. Atomic Blonde is directed by none other than John ...
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Can the master spy writer still captivate modern readers?

Can the masters of yesteryear, a Wodehouse, an RK Narayan, a Scott Fitzgerald and yes, a Le Carre, with the sensibilities of a bygone era still captivate a modern reader’s attention? Difficult for me to say. But le Carre is making a brave and hitherto successful effort, says B S Prakash. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. What makes a celebrated writer go back to his novel penned over 50 years ago and recreate its back-story in another novel, now, in a contemporary setting? The ...
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Is Hamid Ansari right?

'Is Ansari flagging a genuine concern? Is a rectification called for?''And finally: Do minorities matter?' asks Shekhar Gupta. Let's set this argument up by borrowing our courtroom judges' method by stating the bare facts first. We will argue and conclude later whether it is a good or a bad thing. With the departure of Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Indian political history has opened a new chapter.   I have checked, even deep trawled the history of many short-term governments, but failed to find ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Kyrgios sweeps away Nadal in Cincinnati quarters

The 22-year-old Australian breezed past the 15-times Grand Slam champion in about one hour and 20 minutes. The excitable Nick Kyrgios made short work of top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a dazzling 6-2, 7-5 victory on Friday at the Cincinnati Open.In a highly-anticipated quarter-final matchup, Australian Kyrgios breezed past the 15-times Grand Slam champion Nadal in about one hour and 20 minutes. "He obviously is a tough match always," Nadal told reporters. "Nick is a great player, but I ...
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Tennis round-up: Nadal cruises; Sania in Cincinnati quarters

IMAGE: Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a return to France's Richard Gasquet during the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, on Wednesday. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Top-seeded Rafael Nadal capped off the night in Cincinnati with an easy victory in his first match since returning to the top of the tennis rankings at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.   Nadal, who got a first-round bye, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to advance.
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Not comfort books, I need comfort writers

How many times can you read the same book?Instead, T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan turns to different books by same writers -- they are like comfort food and comfort music. Photograph: Paul Bence/Flickr Once upon a time, Delhi used to have very well-stocked public libraries. The best of them was the Central Secretariat Library. But these libraries declined as the years went by. From the 1970s onwards one had to fend for oneself, mostly from bookshops. One consequence of this was the reduction in the ...
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