• September 26, 2016
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Articles by Somshankar Bandyopadhyay

  • Irregular War by Paul Rogers review
    Aug 10, 2016 Reviewed by Somshankar BandyopadhyaySenior Pages Editor
    A professor suggests that the scourge of Daesh but needs to be understood in the context of the movements across the world
  • Love in the times of war
    Jul 20, 2016 Reviewed by 
Somshankar BandyopadhyaySenior Pages Editor
    A masterly work combining fact and fiction traces the history of the island of Taiwan from 1947 to the early 21st century
  • Children of War: Diaries 1941-1945 review
    Jun 01, 2016 Reviewed by Somshankar BandyopadhyaySenior Pages Editor
    A collection of personal journals brings back the trauma of the Second World War suffered by the children of the Soviet Union
  • Life of ancient India’s greatest emperor
    Mar 27, 2016 By Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    ‘Ashoka: The search for India’s Lost Emperor’ is stunningly written as a mystery thriller
  • Books are a person’s best friend
    Feb 16, 2016 By Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    Pick up the bound pieces of paper and read yourself to the land of dreams
  • “Money is the base of the social superstructure”
    Jan 31, 2016 By Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    We asked Gulf News journalists to write about their favourite book and why others must read it ...
  • Book review: Delighting Customers is…
    Dec 10, 2015 Reviewed by Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    An illustrated collection of one-liners highlighting the basics of customer service
  • A just but gullible prince
    Dec 02, 2015 Reviewed by 
Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    Anand Neelakantan’s ‘Rise of Kali’ narrates the ‘Mahabharata’ from the ‘evil’ Duryodhana’s view
  • Book review: Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
    Oct 21, 2015 Reviewed by 
Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    The third book in the Ibis trilogy, set in the backdrop of the Opium Wars, brings all the characters back, joining the dots to complete the picture
  • Sustainability in focus at Dubai Motor Show
    Oct 09, 2015 Somshankar Bandyopadhyay
    Top auto brands will showcase their latest sustainable products and technologies
  • Zero Night review: Flight to freedom
    Sep 23, 2015 Reviewed by 
Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    A historian recreates the ‘Warburg wire job’, the Second World War’s first great escape by Allied PoWs in Nazi Germany
  • Alienation or extremism?
    Aug 05, 2015 Reviewed by 
Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    Review of China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State
  • A new superhero is born
    Apr 08, 2015 Reviewed by 
Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    Rehan Khan’s debut novel, ‘The Last of the Tasburai’, wins the hearts of young readers
  • ‘I am more interested in telling stories’
    Jun 05, 2014 By Somshankar BandyopadhyayPages Editor
    Bestselling author Anand Neelakantan on his tryst with mythology, 
his fascination with anti-heroes and the evolution of Indian English
  • Anand Neelakantan bats for the loser, again
    Apr 17, 2014 Reviewed by 
Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    The epic Mahabharata from the point of the view of the ‘evil’ Duryodhana
  • Uncertainty plagues India investment slowdown
    Mar 27, 2014 By Somshankar Bandyopadhyay, Pages Editor
    Weak private investment is the main culprit, IMF working paper on India states