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19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

A weekend of unusual journeys

This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Three books to read this election season

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Guides for sustained performance, innovation and a balanced lifestyle

Is growth based on talent? Think again with a book that claims talent is overrated; Learn how organisations can build innovation into their DNA to avoid dying a slow death; And finally, find out how healthy, holistic living is the key to weight-loss and...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics

Launched in 1959, the French comic classic 'Asterix' boasts having sold an unmatched 370 million copies in more than 100 languages. After capturing the global comics market, the series is now available for Hindi readers - after five years of painstaking translation.The...

18-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Narendra Modi releases book on renowned cartoonist R.K. Laxman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released a book "Timeless Laxman", based on the life and times of legendary cartoonist, the late R.K. Laxman."I am very happy to be part of Laxman's journey in time," the PM remarked and added that he is also happy that...

13-Dec-2018

How real is the 'TruModi' bromance?

Donald Trump's "America First" politics with its anti-Islamism focus and Narendra Modi's nationalist agenda forged by the so-called "Hindutva Strategic Doctrine" make the two so dissimilar world leaders "natural allies".That's the premise on which Varghese...

07-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Dharmendra : The man who saw tomorrow

Had his dreams remained just dreams, Dharmendra could well have been driving a tractor in the verdant fields of Punjab all through the years during which he was, instead, one of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema.Born Dharminder Singh Deol on 8 December 1935...

03-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Book, docu-drama on Dharmendra's life in works

A book and a docu-drama will encapsulate the journey of his father, legendary actor Dharmendra from his childhood to him becoming a successful hero to his life now, says his actor son Sunny Deol."A docu-drama and a book on papa's life is being worked on....

30-Nov-2018 Ludhiana

Prof Gurbhajan Gill’s Book “Dharti Naad” Released

The third edition of “Dharti Naad”, a book of Punjabi poet and former President of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Prof Gurbhajan Gill, was released by Chancellor of Central University of Punjab Bathinda and former vice chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala, Dr...

28-Nov-2018

Emotions of an introvert - and a cricket legend

Autobiographies of sportspersons evoke curiosity among sports lovers and fans but when it is penned by someone who remained an introvert throughout his playing career, it is bound to heighten their curiosity. V.V.S. Laxman, who kept his distance from controversy, has...

20-Nov-2018

Book Summary by Farmer turned Author : Pandurang Tanaji More

A young and learned man gets up this day late than usual. When he opens the eyes, he feels innovative and different. This is very new to him and he  is unconscious of it. He has a family of four people: drunkard father, murmured mother and marriageable...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi regime replay of Indira's Emergency, says new book

There is a striking similarity between the unfolding of events during the 1975-77 Emergency under then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the contemporary times under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new book suggests.In "Emergency Chronicles" (Penguin/Rs 699/439...

19-Nov-2018

The mysterious 13th hostage

This novel by Greta Rana is inspired by a true story of Nepali migrants. She dedicated it to 12 Nepali migrants who were murdered in Iraq on August 20, 2004. It's a gripping account of the struggle and sacrifices of a boatman for his family and how he, along...

17-Nov-2018

An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa, resulting in the death of millions of hapless soldiers who became unwitting...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation paralysed businesses, says ex-banker Meera Sanyal

Former banker Meera H. Sanyal in her book launched on second anniversary of the move to nullify high denomination currency, says demonetisation "paralysed businesses" in the country.Sanyal, a former CEO and Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland in India and...

07-Nov-2018

Red Birds: A tough black comedy with laborious wit

With a fallen pilot, an ambitious, but floundering, teenager and a dog as the three narrators, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, in his latest book "Red Birds", takes the reader to a new literary perch, one that is unfamiliar and at the same time precarious.Still...

06-Nov-2018

Finance Minister, RBI Governor and demonetisation in fiction

Harsha Ranjan was standing on the balcony of his first-floor bedroom, smoking a cigarette. The official RBI Governor's residence, a two-storeyed heritage bungalow just off Mumbai's Carmichael Road, had been his home for the last three years. Parked right under...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Five books to look forward to in November 2018

The month of November will reignite memories of long queues at ATMs following the recall of 86 per cent of circulated currency during the demonetisation in 2016 as at least three books -- both fiction and non-fiction -- will attempt to unravel the controversial...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

You find more freedom for writers in India : Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond feels lucky to live in India. The celebrated author says there is more freedom for writers in India despite various conflicts and occasional turmoil."If you think of the world in the present circumstances, how borders change and conflicts are constantly...

30-Oct-2018

'Scorpion', not 'Shiva lingam', is Tharoor's subject

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) revels in being in the public eye, and reaps the advantages that come with it. Public scrutiny, however, seems to unsettle it. In a democratic set-up, a citizen who hails and praises a leader also has the right to evaluate...

28-Oct-2018

The 'New India' we seek

The New India I want is a country where you won't get lynched for the food you eat, marginalized for the faith you hold dear, criminalized for the person you love and imprisoned for making use of fundamental rights guaranteed by your own Constitution.Instead,...

26-Oct-2018 New Delhi

New book on manual scavenging enlightens young-adults

In a slim picture-book targeted at young-adult readers, and dedicated to "all the rationality left in the world", Scholastics "Puu", tackles the issue of manual scavenging and the stigma associated with it, telling more in its few pages than what similar...

23-Oct-2018

Dalai Lama, Raghu Rai and shades of black and white

It was in 1975 that photographer Raghu Rai first met Buddhist spiritual leader The Dalai Lama in Ladakh. Rai was then with The Statesman newspaper. During the first encounter, Rai remembers, The Dalai Lama was gentle, wonderful and at ease.Since then, and...

21-Oct-2018

Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of India

For certain generations of Indians, the cinematic fable of Anarkali is perhaps the most celebrated, but cliched, introduction to royal court intrigues of the Mughal era, in which an enraged Emperor Akbar orders the confinement of Shehzada Salim or Jehangir's...

19-Oct-2018

Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump

In a tell-all memoir that justifies its title "Full Disclosure", porn star Stormy Daniels makes stunning claims about US President Donald Trump, dwelling on his psyche, wondering whether he is fit to hold the world's most powerful office, and detailing...

19-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Special reads dedicated to women, by women

Invoke the "Shakti" within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book

In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God."There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes in "Brief Answers to the Big Questions,...

15-Oct-2018

India and EU: The devil lies in the (trade) deal

About a decade ago, the European Commission, troubled perhaps by the not-so-positive perception it has in India, decided to set up what it called a "Indo-EU news agency" to produce and disseminate real-time, accurate and informative news from the EU to India...

07-Oct-2018

A tale of pyjamas, better forgiven and forgotten!

This book is the third authored by former Bollywood actress and film producer Twinkle Khanna since 2015. Known as "Mrs Funnybones", the name she goes by in her popular newspaper columns, in the digital world of Twitter, and also the title of her first non-fiction...

04-Oct-2018

Tigers and cover-ups: Exposing scandals hidden in forests

In a world of self-styled tiger experts, lack of research and scandalous cover-ups, eminent conservation biologist and wildlife crusader Raghu Chundawat's book "The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers..." is a bold, audacious and eye-opening account of...

28-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Of love, secrets, and an arranged marriage

Flick through a story of thwarted desires, of love and its loss, of losing and finding oneself, and of falling and learning to rise; read the story of a man whose dead wife's messages come to him though another woman; read a story around an arranged marriage,...

25-Sep-2018

Shahryar - the person and the poetry

Shahryar (1936-2012) was arguably one of the best Urdu poets in the post-Independence era. Emerging as a poet in the 1960s, when progressiveness was drawing to a close and modernism was sweeping the literary scene, he carved a niche for himself even as he refrained...

24-Sep-2018

'Eating Wasps': A crisp take on tough choices confronting women

Anita Nair's "Eating Wasps" has the ability to unsettle you, in just the same way eating a wasp for real would jolt you.The bite of the toxins emanating from the the insect's glands trapped in the maw, the crunch of cuticle as it crumbles under your teeth,...

21-Sep-2018

A comprehensive history of America's ties with South Asia

American interest in South Asian countries (particularly India) -- which deepened after the British decolonisation in 1947, in search of capitalist opportunities -- has come a long way since such interest was first evinced in the early 18th century.So says historian...

21-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Wealth, career, the purpose of life and fate

Learn a strategic and practical way to create wealth; flick through easily accessible articles with ideas and wisdom that will help readers in their careers; know methods through which anyone can find their purpose; read stories of those being tested by fate...

19-Sep-2018

A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee, who earned his doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been published widely in national and international media, was haunted by a ghost during his childhood. Several decades on, the political theorist...

18-Sep-2018

Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage

There is a temple in Thiruvidanthai in Tamil Nadu where Hindu deity Vishnu is regarded as "Nithyakalyana Perumal", or the Eternal bridegroom. The temple is the "ultimate failsafe" for Hindu Tamils seeking matrimony as people of all genders and ages participate...

16-Sep-2018

Sandeep Jauhar's 'Heart' is in the right place, has the right pace

Dedicated to the beating heart, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar's latest book 'Heart - A history' provides a thumping tribute to the protagonists -- some legendary some unsung -- of medicine, who over the years have innovated and persevered to find cures for cardiac ailments...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Exploring a city, life's challenges and a rape victim's tale

Go through a topographical anthology that explores sites of interest and recreates the key events, customs and lives of the past vis-a-vis Delhi and Agra; get answers to your existential queries, learn and evolve from the challenges of life; read a fictional...

13-Sep-2018

For once, buttermilk rises to the top

In India, buttermilk is an often overlooked by-product of milk cream, prepared after churning treated milk vigorously, until the cream rises to the top. The cream obviously gets all the attention and the price, but buttermilk, the wan, unattractive liquid...

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