History with a dollop of humour

The explosion and ubiquity of media has raised some important questions about journalistic training, professionalism, ethics education and pedagogy.

By   |  Published: 31st Jul 2019  10:54 pm

Despite the breadth and scope of the Indian media, there is little meaningful literature available about journalism practised in the country today. Discover the fascination of India’s churches, their history and legends in books that just let you – well, chill!.

Indian Journalism in a New Era

The explosion and ubiquity of media has raised some important questions about journalistic training, professionalism, ethics education and pedagogy. There is now global hand-wringing about the changing nature and future of journalism, especially in democratic societies. Editor Shakuntala Rao, a professor, brings together papers of Indian journalism from 21 Indian, global scholars and journalists from four sections – history and challenges, e-journalism; marginalisation; pedagogy and ethics.
Edited by Shakuntala Rao
Price: Rs 995
Bottomline: A value addition

The Churches of India

Beautifully preserved, churches exist almost everywhere. In Kerala, churches can be seen wherever one looks, while in Rajasthan or Gujarat, it would be difficult to find one. How they came to be part of India’s landscape is a fascinating story which began in the first Century and continues till now. It is a country with one of the world’s richest architectural traditions. With over 300 photographs, the majority of them by the author herself, this is one of most comprehensive works on India’s churches to date.
Author/Photographer: Joanne Taylor
Price: Rs 1,495
Bottomline: A book to treasure

Tongue In Cheek – The Funny Side of Life

Imagine ordering all of 12 khulchas when what was was meant was phulkas or a washing up exercise that makes the kitchen look as if several crows have had a satisfying bath there? “Before all else, the Claimer – this is a work of non-fiction. Every resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, creature, great or small, events momentous or trivial and locales, exotic or familiar, is deliberate,” says Khyrunnisa, the author of ‘Inside View’, popular column.
Author: Khyrunnisa A
Price: 250
Bottomline: Engrossing read