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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: non-fiction

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Korma, Kheer and Kismet by Pamela Timms Aleph (e-book) This is writing to gorge on, filled as it is with descriptions that will sate the senses. Pamela Timms allows her taste buds to lead the way in Old Delhi, although at times, like many expatriates in India, she is felled by the heat and worried about hygiene. However, when she joins a gastronomic group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1639628/e-audiobook-reviews-non-fiction
  2. India Booms

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... bird flu to Earth science to wildlife. His books, covering 'Contemporary & International Issues' as listed on his website, include India Booms, first published in 2007 and now in its second edition. An everything-you-need-to-know volume for neophytes, it covers the country's economy, government and religious life and examines India-Pakistan and India-US relations; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658624/india-booms
  3. India

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan India by Sanjeev Bhaskar Harper, HK$144 Fans of comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar will be disappointed by his book. Promoted as 'one man's personal journey round the subcontinent', India purports to delve beneath the skin of the country. However, the volume, released in conjunction with a BBC documentary series marking the nation's 60th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650897/india
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Magic touch

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... made the bed and bedside tables, which have pulls from Restoration Hardware. The painting was bought years ago from Good Earth (www.goodearth.in) in India. The bedside lights were from PLC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1520248/magic-touch
  5. Rivals

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... India and Japan will shape our next decade. But that shouldn't put them off reading the book, by Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist. In analysing how those countries ... is one with confidence about its role in the world. Cognisant of the threat of China, it is anxious to involve India in regional affairs and to maintain a technological lead. Another country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689906/rivals
  6. Nine Lives

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... on the people he meets 'in search of the sacred in modern India'. Although his subjects are their own storytellers, Dalrymple provides ample context and non-judgmental description, subtly alerting readers to the challenges holy men and women face in a changing India. There's the tantric who has given up curing skulls to summon spirits because his sons in the US fear talk about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699075/nine-lives
  7. Travels with Herodotus

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to India. As a send-off, his editor at a small Warsaw journal gave the young reporter a copy of The Histories, a series of books by the 'Father of History', Herodotus. It is fitting ... Kapuscinski, who was overwhelmed and disheartened by India, asks: 'How can one describe something that is... without boundaries or end?' Ironically he does exactly that about the foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651732/travels-herodotus
  8. Kipling Sahib

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... in journalism and Allen, like his subject, was moulded by India. This volume captures compellingly the country that shaped the champion of Empire and provides a profound insight into who Allen believes ... it revealed. Kipling, born in 1865, was the man he became partly because of years of ill treatment. At six the boy was removed from India and left, with his sister Trix, in England under the care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655900/kipling-sahib
  9. Coming Back to Me

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... of India when the sight of beggars made him cry. There were also other such episodes. Ghostwritten by Peter Hayter, the book should be a draw for sports fans and readers interested in depression. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696420/coming-back-me
  10. From Lee to Li

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to Bodhidharma, the sixth-century Buddhist monk who left India for China. As legend has it, at the Shaolin temple, he introduced martial arts to trim the sedentary, podgy monks he encountered. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681316/lee-li

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