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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


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.

The dictionary describes a “surgical strike” as an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target.

India is now the site of a “battle royalty”, in the struggle between localisation and globalisation of power, between freedom for India and its citizens, through swadeshi and swaraj, and freedom of a