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<b>NON-FICTION </b><br><br><b>The Blogging Revolution </b><br><br><b>By Antony Loewenstein Jaico Books, 294 pages Best Price: Rs 277 (21% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com </b><br><br>Journalist Antony Loewenstein travelled to Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, Syria and Cuba to meet bloggers and other Internet activists to find out what makes dissidents tick. Subsequently, Twitter and Facebook have become all the rage but the experiences remain the same. Paranoid governments and weakkneed service providers connive to restrict the use of Internet but the activists continue to out-flank them. The book warns against the tendency to see too much in cyber activism. The history of dissent - as in the Arab Spring - has more complex reasons than made out.

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March 3, 2012


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The Blogging Revolution

By Antony Loewenstein Jaico Books, 294 pages Best Price: Rs 277 (21% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com

Journalist Antony Loewenstein travelled to Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, Syria and Cuba to meet bloggers and other Internet activists to find out what makes dissidents tick. Subsequently, Twitter and Facebook have become all the rage but the experiences remain the same. Paranoid governments and weakkneed service providers connive to restrict the use of Internet but the activists continue to out-flank them. The book warns against the tendency to see too much in cyber activism. The history of dissent - as in the Arab Spring - has more complex reasons than made out.

<b>FICTION </b><br><br><b>Grandeur of the Lion </b><br><br><b>By Carl Muller Penguin, 156 pages Best Price: Rs 173 (13% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com </b><br><br>Pianist and journalist Carl Muller shot to fame with his delightful novels about the Burghers of Sri Lanka. His ambitious new series, tracing the tumultuous history of the emerald island may not have the same universal appeal, but it is winning critical acclaim. Grandeur of the Lion - the third book in the series - tells the story of the glorious reign of Duttha Gamini who developed Anuradhapura into a great Buddhist centre. Muller skillfully recalls another age during which the Gods wandered among mortals, and miracles took place as a matter of course.

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March 3, 2012


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Grandeur of the Lion

By Carl Muller Penguin, 156 pages Best Price: Rs 173 (13% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com

Pianist and journalist Carl Muller shot to fame with his delightful novels about the Burghers of Sri Lanka. His ambitious new series, tracing the tumultuous history of the emerald island may not have the same universal appeal, but it is winning critical acclaim. Grandeur of the Lion - the third book in the series - tells the story of the glorious reign of Duttha Gamini who developed Anuradhapura into a great Buddhist centre. Muller skillfully recalls another age during which the Gods wandered among mortals, and miracles took place as a matter of course.

<b>CLASSICS </b><br><br><b>Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth </b><br><br><b>By Thomas R Trautmann Allen Lane, 180 pages Best Price: Rs 296 (26% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com </b><br><br>The Arthashastra is commonly regarded as the first treatise on economics in India. Dating back 2, 000 years to the Mauryan era, Kautilya is believed to be its author. In this book - part of a multi-volume series on Indian business - Thomas Trautmann introduces the economic philosophy of the Arthashastra, which literally translates to the 'Science of Wealth'. Trautmann gives us a lucid introduction to this seminal text, which most of us won't ever read in the original. As the author explains, the treatise is not just about wealth but also on the business of running a state.

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March 3, 2012


CLASSICS

Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth

By Thomas R Trautmann Allen Lane, 180 pages Best Price: Rs 296 (26% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com

The Arthashastra is commonly regarded as the first treatise on economics in India. Dating back 2, 000 years to the Mauryan era, Kautilya is believed to be its author. In this book - part of a multi-volume series on Indian business - Thomas Trautmann introduces the economic philosophy of the Arthashastra, which literally translates to the 'Science of Wealth'. Trautmann gives us a lucid introduction to this seminal text, which most of us won't ever read in the original. As the author explains, the treatise is not just about wealth but also on the business of running a state.

<b>BUSINESS </b><br><br><b>I, Steve </b><br><br><b>Edited by George Beahm Collins Business, 168 pages Best Price: Rs 504 (15% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com </b><br><br>There's no denying that part of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' success as a legendary innovator was his ability to communicate his vision in a powerful manner. Over the course of three decades, Jobs' interviews, presentations and statements on Apple's websites revolutionised the technology industry as much as Apple products. Compiling some of Jobs' most insightful quotations, I, Steve provides a fascinating window into the mind of a man who has been dubbed as one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs of our time. Thought provoking and inspirational, this is Steve Jobs in his own words.

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March 3, 2012


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I, Steve

Edited by George Beahm Collins Business, 168 pages Best Price: Rs 504 (15% off) at shopping. indiatimes. com

There's no denying that part of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' success as a legendary innovator was his ability to communicate his vision in a powerful manner. Over the course of three decades, Jobs' interviews, presentations and statements on Apple's websites revolutionised the technology industry as much as Apple products. Compiling some of Jobs' most insightful quotations, I, Steve provides a fascinating window into the mind of a man who has been dubbed as one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs of our time. Thought provoking and inspirational, this is Steve Jobs in his own words.

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