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25-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Scripting a tale of the forgotten

One day, her house help was watching a Hindi film on television, showing Sita refusing to give the agni pariksha and pointing that she too could have stayed in the palace like Urmila and not followed Ram into exile.That got script writer and author Smriti...

19-Jul-2021 Mumbai

The idea of masculinity is outdated and needs to change : Trisha Das

Trisha Das' book "Misters Kuru: A Return To Mahabharata" gives a modernday twist to "Mahabharata", and the National award-winning documentary filmmaker and author highlights the importance of breaking the idea of toxic masculinity to establish gender equality."I...

13-Jul-2021 New Delhi

'Winning is everywhere, but doesn't happen all at once' (Book Review)

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well," Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee and the driving force behind the...

10-Jul-2021 New Delhi

'What are we if not our memories?'

Everything in our lives warps and unravels with the passage of time, says P.A. Chawla, a fan of T.S. Eliot, which explains her nom de plume, of her new book, "The Slow Disappearing" , part memoir and three parts fiction...

10-Jul-2021 New Delhi/Pulwama

You have to go beyond statistics, tell personal stories : Rahul Pandita

As soon as the Pulwama terrorist attack was executed on February 14, 2019, journalist and author, Rahul Pandita, who has been writing extensively on the region for decades -- reportage and non-fiction -- immediately realised that it was the worst terrorist...

07-Jul-2021 New Delhi

'Feel humbled to shed light on Kashmiri Pandit narrative'

Writing a book on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits was "very emotional" because of the "ghastly details" that came to the fore and 16-year-old Anushka Dhar feels "humbled" to have shed light on the tribulations of a community forced to leave their homeland...

09-May-2021 New Delhi/Srinagar

Spelling life in Kashmir Valley

Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, his debut novel takes a different approach by depicting the life that the...

19-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Author Ann D'Silva launches second book in 'Sand and Sea' trilogy

Turkey-based author Ann D'Silva has launched her new book "Child of Two Worlds", which is second in the fictional 'Sand and Sea' series, which features the protagonists and immortal lovers 'Kum' (sand) and 'Deniz' (sea). The book was launched online last week on...

12-Apr-2021 New Delhi

'Jallianwala Bagh propelled the Mahatma to assume centre stage'

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre propelled Mahatma Gandhi to assume centre stage and encouraged him to launch his non-violent movement, says Nonica Datta, an Associate Professor of History at JNU in a new introduction to her late father V.N. Datta's book, "Jallianwala...

30-Mar-2021 New Delhi

'Parrikar ensured transparent, simpler defence acquisition procedures'

Manohar Parrikar transformed the Ministry of Defence (MoD) from a "slumberous, mammoth and slow-moving organisation, happy to trudge along, least bothered about time-bound outcomes" and "personally led changes that have resulted in transparent and simpler" acquisition...

27-Mar-2021 New Delhi

'Think out of the box, no set formula for success'

When he was 11, family members and friends thought he would become a monk. When he was 18, people thought he would run away from IIT-Bombay because he didnt know English. At 25, given his lifestyle and habits, most of his friends thought he would not reach...

26-Feb-2021 New Delhi

New children's books to keep young readers company

With an unprecedented year of transformation in education, children's reading has gained a new significance. Here are new children's titles from Talking Cub and Scholastic that will keep the young readers company as they navigate these challenging times.A...

25-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Rekindling a forgotten Himalayan story

Did the CIA, in association with Indias Intelligence Bureau, clandestinely plant nuclear devices on Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, in the 1950s to spy on Chinas nuclear programme and which are said to have led to a glacier break and triggered...

23-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Amar Chitra Katha comics to be published for young readers

Publishing house HarperCollins India and Amar Chitra Katha have announced a new collaboration to publish "a first-time adaptation of popular ACK comics into a narrative format for young children".The said collaboration will "bring the beautiful folktales of India...

26-Dec-2020 Chandigarh

Notion Press Presents- The Rising Star by Deepk Singla

The political careers of Indian politicians are all so diverse in nature, one story not resembling the other. Have you ever wondered why so? Why is it that several politicians face roaring success and fame at one point and a tragic downfall at another point? ...

05-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Time to reaffirm 'patriotic idea of India' : Shashi Tharoor

India is a rare example of the successful management of diversity in the developing world but the events of the past few years make it necessary to "reaffirm the patriotic idea of India enshrined in our Constitution" to build a "New India that will cherish...

27-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Bookshelf : Books that spotlight children's mental health

In these unprecedented times, when isolation fatigue, gloom and the fear of losing a beloved has also come to grip children, taking care of their mental health is of paramount  importance.Here's a list of books that address the various emotions children...

17-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Of sinners, saints and cricketing tales

Was the 2018 ball tampering case involving David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith more diabolical than the use of Vaseline, hair oil saliva mixed with sweet  sandpaper, trouser zips metal or Pakistanis using other methods to induce reverse swing?...

08-Aug-2020

'China's BRI ultimate instrument of economic blackmail'

For the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), determined to shape the world in its own image without a shot being fired, the Cold War never ended 30 years ago as it aims to make China the number one global power, says a scholarly new work that traces how the party...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Drawing on mythology to find one's inner being

It might seem a mythological tale but in reality is about the search for knowledge, liberation, enlightenment, consciousness and the questions on absolute realities of life."Janaka and Ashtavakra" is the story of the ancient King Janaka (Sita's father)...

12-Mar-2020 Dharamshala

'Main Jeena Sikhata Hoon' translated in Punjabi

Hindi book ÒMain Jeena Sikhata HoonÓ portraying woes and plights of AIDS victims composed by Ajay Parashar is now available for the Punjabi Readers. The book has been translated into Punjabi by eminent Hindi and Punjabi writer Dr. Dharampal Saahil.The said...

22-Feb-2020

"A Star Girl Dies" by BHOOMI

Teenage is an extremely out of the ordinary chapter of one’s life whose significance could only be felt after it’s gone. On the occasion of looking at the world, there is no Hobson’s choice to make, whether it’s the school of next day or future of tomorrow,...

08-Feb-2020

36Linhas launches graphic novel Metropolis

The collection of graphic novels was created to honor the great classic films, which are now in the public domain. Many are unaware or have heard or seen at some point and marked. This collection privileges the narrative of each film, ensuring the highest...

19-Jan-2020 Ludhiana

Prof Gurbhajan Gill’s Book “Mann Pardesi” Released

Noted Punjabi poet Prof Gurbhajan Gill’s ghazal book titled “Mann Pardesi” was released by Dr SS Johl, noted economist and chancellor, Central University of Punjab, during a function held at Punjabi Bhawan, here last evening.On this occasion, Punjabi Sahit...

18-Jan-2020 Ahmedabad

Easy to get English meaning of Gujarat Verbs

On 18th January, 2020 at Kushabhau Thakre Hall, CTM organized a special award ceremony named “Shikhanvid Gaurav Sanman”. On the function a book titled “Verbs : Gujarati-English” prepared by a research scholar, Shri Kumarpal Parmar been launched by Gujarati...

13-Dec-2019 Chandigarh

Book ‘Four Battlefronts of a Military Hero’ released at MLF

A book titled Four Battlefronts of a Military Hero authored by Colonel Surjan Singh Randhawa was released at the first day of the Military Literature Festival. The book was released by the diginitories present on the dias Lt. Gen. HPS Kler, Mr. Dinesh...

10-Nov-2019 Patiala

Dr. Jaswant Singh Puri presented his book to Dr. Deepak Vohra

Dr.Jaswant Singh Puri,Recipient of Doctor of Letters(Honoris Causa) and Punjab Rattan presented  the copy of his World Acclaimed Book titled,’’RISE AND DECLINE OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE’’ to Dr.Deepak Vohra ,Special Advisor to the Prime Ministers of India,Lesotho...

09-Oct-2019 Jammu

VCJU releases Dr. Shubhnandan S. Jamwal’s Book on JAVA 9

Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, today released the book of Computer Science entitled “Java 9” authored by the Dr. Shubhnandan S. Jamwal of the  Department of Computer Science and IT, University of Jammu. The book has been...

07-Sep-2019 Patiala

Review Of The Book ‘Rise And Decline Of The Mughal Empire’

Dr. Jaswant Singh Puri, Doctor of letters (Honoris Causa) is not a new name in the realm of journalism and attempting new themes and subjects. His recently entitled book ‘Rise and Decline of the Mughal Empire’ is in fact a mini-book but comprises the description...

30-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Indians in Britain relive partition with pain

Hitherto, the thousands of Indians who had migrated to Britain in the wake of the partition of the sub-continent had lived in silence, perhaps wanting to bury the ghosts of the past as they sought to make a new life. Two years ago, award-winning journalist and...

29-Jul-2019

It was a man-made disaster that drowned Chennai

Writer and editor Krupa Ge spent over three years, from December 2015 to May 2019, talking to victims and volunteers of the devastating 2015 Chennai floods that drowned the city, causing chaos, death, destruction and unprecedented heartbreak. And she came to...

25-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Ranbaxy Why cutting corners didn't work

American investigative journalist Katherine Eban pored over roughly 20,000 internal documents from the US FDA, including emails, memorandums, minutes of meetings and thousands of internal government records, as also replies under the Freedom of Information Act,...

02-Jul-2019

Gun Island: Magic of the Bonduki story

Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh's books. His latest offering, "" is a story of travel and migrations, overlaid with myth and folktales, and the deepening crisis of climate...

28-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naradmunis or Gaslighters - both are equally obnoxious

In large parts of India, they are termed Naradmunis - known for whipping up tensions among people by spicing up facts. In the West, they are termed Gaslighters - "master controllers and manipulators, often challenging your very sense of reality"."You know...

26-Jun-2019 New Delhi

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai

Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. "If he had his way, he would have departed not in 1948 but around 1994," best-selling author Manu S. Pillai writes in his latest book,...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Dalrymple's book on East India Company launches in Sept

Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy", based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10, publisher Bloomsbury announced on Tuesday.Calling it his "most ambitious and riveting book to date", Bloomsbury...

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