Around 50,000 students from Telangana, currently in their intermediate first year in colleges in Seemandhra cities, are planning a return journey so as to not lose the local status in Eamcet-2014. As per Eamcet rules, students can appear as local candidates only if they complete their intermediate studies in the same state. In Eamcet 2014, […]
Author Archive: Arun Koshy Philip
My interests lie in current affairs, social issues and political analysis. A strong believer of independent thinking and healthy scepticism.
This episode of ‘Liz’ Carlyle’s cloak-and-dagger outing is a tepid attempt at squeezing the last few drops of juice from an established spy hero. Switzerland is a neutral country, and that has allowed its cities to be the hub of international activities. Geneva, a hub for diplomatic personnel, is therefore, of great interest to intelligence agencies. […]
James Rollins is back with an action-packed thriller that offers a heady concoction of history, religion, science, crime and emotions. A high-end military satellite dedicated to a classified project to study dark energy crashes. But before it hurtles through the atmosphere as a fireball, it transmits a picture, from the future, of eastern United States […]
Wil has to keep running, and keeping running smartly, to stay alive and unlock the secret that is locked deep within his subconscious — he is immune to spells, but not to bullets. Name: Lexicon| Author: Max Barry | Pages: 385 | Publisher: Hachette India Wil Parke wakes up in an airport restroom to find himself being interrogated by two people who […]
Desperate for political survival in the State, the Congress has conceded to the longstanding demand of a separate state of Telangana. As the region celebrates the ‘miracle cure’ for all ills ailing the region, little is being said of the gargantuan problems that await. The joint capital from where two chief ministers will rule will present the contentious […]
Rebus finds himself in a race against time to unmask a predator who has maintained a ‘perfect record’ so far. Name: Standing in Another Man’s Grave| Author: Ian Rankin | Pages: 422 | Publisher: Hachette India What would have just become another number in the labyrinth of unsolved cases changes when a pining mother brings into the scene a grizzled veteran. John […]
Dogstar Rising is the second outing for Parker Bilal’s Sudanese detective Makana who is on a mission to solve a mystery set in Cairo. Name: Dogstar Rising | Author: Parker Bilal | Page: 384 | Publisher: Bloomsbury Mutilated bodies of young boys start appearing in the streets of Cairo. A mysterious figure is sighted at the sites of their discovery — and is soon […]
Of all the acronyms that Indian public associate with investigation, CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is the most common. However, if its functioning is anything to go by, the motto ‘Industry, Impartiality, Integrity’ would be one of the longest-running jokes in the history of the country.
If anyone knew about the outcome of Karnataka polls it would be none other than senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu. He and his followers had to eat humble pie when they tried to jump the queue at a Bangalore polling booth — and literally had to fall in line. Those waiting patiently in the […]
Overheard at an undisclosed location frequented by top military men to quench their thirst Officer A: Indian Navy gets its first MiG 29 K- supersonic fighter jets squadron Officer B: Bravo. Awesome. MiGs rock. We will rule the seas and the skies! Officer A: Houston, we have a problem. Officer B: What is it? Officer A: The aircraft […]