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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...

28-May-2019 Mumbai

Book on Swami Vivekananda to get screen adaptation

"The Modern Monk", a book about Swami Vivekananada's relevance to present-day life and times, is set to be made into a film.Film producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights of the book, penned by Hindol Sengupta and published by Penguin Random House India."India...

10-May-2019 New Delhi

Of transformation, Buddhist monks and Kaifi Azmi

This weekend, go through the fictional story of a woman with unexpected inheritances and the transformation that ensued; travel with a Buddhist monk who decided to venture out of his comfortable monkhood; and finally in the 100th year of Kaifi Azmis birth,...

08-May-2019 New Delhi

‘Hannibal' author's 6th thriller to release soon

The creator of the widely-familiar fictional character Hannibal Lecter, which featured in the Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs", has penned another thriller book "Cari Mora" with a female protagonist which is set to hit the stores next week.This will...

02-May-2019 Shimla

Book on Modi not a biopic: Himachal varsity VC

Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri has been caught in a row over his book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The 128-page book in Hindi named "Bharat Bodh ka Sangharsh: 2019 ka Mahasamar", available at a book fair in Dharamsala,...

02-May-2019 Ludhiana

2nd Edition Of Prof Gurbhajan Gill's Book "Raavi" Released Today

The 2nd edition of Punjabi poet Prof Gurbhajan Gill's book titled "Raavi" was released during a function held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, here today. This function was organised by the post graduate Punjabi department of Gujranwala Guru Nanak...

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,...

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