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Tahmima ends trilogy with search for love & identity

	Tahmima Anam

Bangladesh, now more in news for extra judicial killings of liberal professors and secular bloggers, is a young nation, barely 45-years-old.

Exploring a journey that mattered, not the end

Walking the Himalayas By Levison Wood Hodder & Stoughton, pp. 699, Rs 289

We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea

A journey Of writing short stories, novels and publishing

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A tete-e-tete with Anuradha Roy, longlisted for the Booker Prize. After writing fiction as a child, she moved on to editing and publishing and in 2000 she co-founded academic imprint Permanent Black.

UK supermarkets ease wonky vegetables rules

British supermarkets have eased their rules to allow farmers to sell imperfectly shaped vegetables and fruits after heavy rains and bad weather badly affected the farming produce.

Valentino: 50 years of couture

Fall-Winter HC black velvet evening dress

Valentino has dominated haute couture, the Italian style, for five decades. And, London honours him with a retrospective of his dresses, coveted by princesses, actresses and socialites.

In July 1952, the Intelligence Bureau sent New Delhi a worrying report about the Garhwal-Tibet border; after explaining that the border in this area could “only be crossed through Mana and Niti Valley

Not all charismatic leaders are astute administrators. Efficient governance has little correlation to the ability to seduce the electorate.