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Tragedy in Crimson – Tim Johnson

EARTH TREMORS AHEAD Pay no attention to the subtitle of this book, ‘How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World but Lost the Battle with China’. The author says relatively little about His Holiness, possibly because so much has already been written. As for losing the battle with China, if one thing emerges it is that … Continue reading

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity – Sam Miller

LONG WAY ROUND There can’t be too many books where the footnotes are more entertaining than the text. Who would’ve known that cockroaches are related to lobsters – although not as closely as humans are to rats, apparently? There are other embellishments as well – hand drawn maps, intriguing black and white photos sprinkled throughout … Continue reading

Sideways on a Scooter – Miranda Kennedy

LIFE AND LOVE-CUM-ARRANGED MARRIAGE British-American journalist Miranda Kennedy spent five years in India, moving to Delhi from New York in 2002. She worked for National Public Radio and a slew of newspapers, but this book is far more interesting than your average action-packed journo memoir. Subtitled Life and love in India, it tells the stories … Continue reading

To a Mountain in Tibet – Colin Thubron

THE HEART OF THE MATTER This is an unusual book from Colin Thubron, regarded by many as the world’s greatest travel writer. It’s short – just 218 pages – and less dense than his other books, which often involve rambling journeys through the world’s forgotten places. Think Russia, Siberia, Central Asia or 1980s China, their … Continue reading

Discount offer: Birds of Kangra

Moonpeak is offering its online customers a special discount on the classic birdwatchers’ guide Birds of Kangra. The paperback lists over 550 species found in the Kangra region, one of the richest birding destinations in the world. Hundreds of colour photographs and a detailed description for each species help with identification. The book was compiled over … Continue reading