In Lounge this week

Cinema

A boorish film with one-dimensional acting, this is a poor parody of DDLJ

18 July 2014 | BY Ajit Duara

Gadgets

This high-end handset redefines the meaning of a luxury smartphone

18 July 2014 | BY Gagandeep Singh Sapra

Science

Genes play as important a role in a child’s learning as environmental factors

18 July 2014

Books

Conservationist Vivek Menon on charismatic mammals, environmental awareness and the urgent need for land securement

18 July 2014 | BY Rajni George

Fascinating Parsi characters fill Cyrus Mistry’s uneven collection of stories around hassled sons and lonely spouses

18 July 2014 | BY Madhavankutty Pillai

Julia Keay tells the story of an extraordinary woman ruler who constantly reinvented herself to survive the turmoil of India’s passage to British rule

18 July 2014 | BY Mark Tully