Title: The Devils' Alliance - Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941; Author: Roger Moorhouse; Publisher: Vintage/Random House India; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 599
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Learn to read balance sheets and deploy funds smartly, flick through the mysterious story of a murder, read the interesting story of Ramayana told from Sita's perspective and gain ancient wisdom for modern-day living. There's varied fare on the IANS bookshelf this weekend.
Title: A Million Years in a Day - A Curious History of Daily Life; Author: Greg Jenner; Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson/Hachette India; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 499
Title: Amma; Jayalalithaa's journey from Movie Star to Political Queen; Author: Vaasanthi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 299
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Have you ever been bothered by the fact that it is very difficult to get souvenirs that celebrate Kolkata? Then worry no more as the city's leading lifestyle and bookstore, STORY, has put together an eclectic collection in their Elgin Road outlet.
Title: Fire in Babylon - How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet; Author: Simon Lister; Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press/Random House India; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 499
Kolkata, Aug 17 : While a sharp shower dampened Kolkata, laughter and warmth embraced the Elgin Road outlet of lifestyle store STORY as author Satarupa Bose Roy introduced the gathering to her Bengali book, Mir Ei Porjonto, on Tuesday.
Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay, noted Bengali author, talks about how he started writing and about his literary career on the side lines of the launch of the English translation (Eye of the Eagle) of his murder mystery novel Eagoler Chokh, now adapted for a Bengali movie that just hit the movie screens. IBNS correspondent Aninnya Sarkar speaks to the writer .
Kolkata, Aug 13 : Eye of the Eagle, an English translation of Eagoler Chokh, a Bengali murder mystery novel written by noted author Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay, was released on Wednesday in Kolkata at the South City outlet of lifestyle store Starmark in association with the publisher Bee Books.
New Delhi, Aug 12 : Flick through an interesting story of a hacker, read the difficult love affair of a spoiled diva, learn some easy-to-prepare recipes that can help in fighting depression and get an interesting guide to queue-jumping. This is what the IANS bookshelf offers its readers this weekend.
Kolkata, Aug 4 : Kalyan Banerjee, a social worker, who is associated with numerous social organizations in the country, has perceived that certain areas of the Constitution of India require certain amendments in regard to Protection of Political Rights and Prevention of Corruption, Election of CJI (Chief justice of India) and Public Referendum.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two; Authors: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne; Publisher: Little, Brown/Hachette India; Pages: 348; Price: Rs 899
Mumbai, July 31 : Spiritual Guru Radhanath Swami's new book, "The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti", has topped the July New York Times Best-seller list within two months of its release in the US, an official said here on Sunday.
The Caribbean, for most of us, brings to the mind a once invincible cricket team, holiday cruises, voodoo, pirate yarns, rum, reggae, Rastafarians -- and these days, tax havens. But there is more to this arc of islands stretching between the American continent and forming an eastward boundary to the Caribbean Sea -- an exotic setting for a range of engrossing fiction featuring a globe-trotting reporter with a trademark quiff, the British agent licensed to kill and other spies, a spinster detective and more.
Book: Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan; Author: Kate Brittlebank; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 188; Price: Rs 399
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI-Businesswire India): LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for legal, corporate, tax, academic and government markets, launched 'Tax Dispute Resolution-Challenges and Opportunities for India', at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 20, 2016, evening. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A K Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India, who was the Chief Guest of the function, released the book along with Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. C R Dua and many other eminent members from the bar, corporate and media.
Title: The Diary of a Lutyens' Princess; Author: Bindu Dalmia; Publisher: Rupa Publications; Pages: 227; Price: Rs 500
New Delhi, July 27 : In a touching tribute to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, an illustrative book with hundreds of handwritten postcards were released here on Wednesday.
Title: What Can I Give?; Author: Srijan Pal Singh; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 266; Price: Rs 250
New Delhi, July 27 : As a new Harry Potter will appear on bookshelves after nine years, avid fans are leaving no stone unturned to welcome the much anticipated eighth saga.
Title: Vikram Sarabhai - A Life; Author: Amrita Shah; Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 264; Price: Rs 399
New Delhi, July 27 : RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday launched book "Compassion in the 4 Dharmic Traditions" by author Bed Prakash Nanda.
Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did; Author: Stephen Clarke; Publisher: Arrow Books/Penguin UK; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499
Title: Criminal - The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things; Author: Tom Gash; Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin; Pages: 349; Price: Rs.899
Kolkata, Jul 23 : Even the downpour could not prevent young author Arpit Vagera's fans from turning up at the launch of his latest book 'I Still Think About You', on Friday evening at the Starmark bookstore in Quest Mall, Kolkata.
Book: "She Walks, She Leads"; Author: Gunjan Jain; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Pages: 556; Price: Rs 799
Title: The Caliphate; Author: Hugh Kennedy; Publisher: Pelican Introduction/Penguin; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 499
New Delhi, July 22 : Mythology is the flavour of the season and our favourite writer Devdutt Pattanaik is back with 'Devlok', a book based on his popular TV show. Readers will be further treated to another mythological fare with 'The Secret of God's Son' by Usha Narayan where she narrates many a tale.
Title: Codebreakers - The Secret Intelligence Unit that Changed the Course of the First World War; Author: James Wyllie and Michael McKinley; Publisher: Ebury Press/Random House India; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 499
Title: Hindutva or Hind Swaraj; Author: U.R. Ananthamurthy (translated by Keerti Ramachandra and Vivek Shanbhag); Publisher: Harper Perennial; Pages: 144; Price: Rs 350
Occurrence of the unexpected and the unlikely doesn't only work for literary genres like horror, and mystery, let alone fantasy and science fiction, but comedy too. Though much of comedy's effect is from the commonplace represented in a way that evokes humour, sometimes something startlingly incongruous works wonders - a comic 'Theatre of the Absurd' where certainties disappear, and the sublime and the ridiculous exist side by side. And Woody Allen is a leading practitioner of that.
Title: The Word at War: World War Two in 100 Phrases; Author: Peter Lewis and Philip Gooden; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 299
Kolkata, Jul 15 : Don't look for recipes, don't look for history of food. This is a book that will tell you through diverse anecdotes - myths and facts - about Bengal's unique culinary evolution, said Rita Bhimani as she began the discussion at the launch of Cooking up Culinary Adventures authored by Jayabrato Chatterjee. The book launch was held on Wednesday at the Starmark store at South City Mall in Kolkata.
New Delhi, July 15 : Actress Parineeti Chopra is visiting Delhi over the launch of Tennis star Sania Mirza's autobiography titled 'Ace Against Odds' in the city.
Title: Who Moved My Interest Rate?; Author: Duvvuri Subbarao; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 308; Price: Rs 525
New Delhi, July 15 : Read an explosive thriller packed with action, immerse into the entangled mystery of three women, flick through the story of people fighting an evil as soldiers and some inspirational romance that revolves around four people. This is what we have for you on the IANS bookshelf for this weekend.
Title: The Warehouse; Author: S.S. Mausoof; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 399
New Delhi, July 14 : To celebrate the first year anniversary of its launch, English channel Star Movies Select HD will be bringing a slew of films that have been adapted from books under a Book Adaptation Festival.
Title: Fifty Great War Films; Author: Tim Newark; Publisher: Osprey Publishing/Bloomsbury; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 599
Title: Jihadi Jane; Author: Tabish Khair; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 248; Price: Rs 299
Mid-July marks the 22nd anniversary of the belated end of the Rwandan genocide - one of the worst mass slaughters in modern times with at least 800,000 people brutally killed in 100 days in 1994. Most victims were the minority Tutsis, but moderates of the Hutu majority were not spared, and the perpetrators included their long-standing friends, neighbours and sometimes families too. Meanwhile, the world not only remained passive but also hindered those in a position to make some difference.
Film: "Brahman Naman" (Netflix's first Indian film); Director: Qaushik Mukherjee; Cast: Shashank Arora, Sid Mallya and Tanmay Dhanania; Rating: None
Mumbai, July 8 : Juggernaut Books has published Ringside With Vijender by Rudraneil Sengupta.
Title: On Nationalism; Author: Romila Thapar, A.G. Noorani, Sadanand Menon; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 176; Price: Rs 399
New Delhi, July 6 : "The Gene: An Intimate History" runs with a series of personal stories, including one relating to his own disorder in childhood, says its internationally acclaimed author, Siddhartha Mukherjee on Tuesday.
Title: The BRICS - A Very Short Introduction; Author: Andrew F. Copper; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 160; Price: Rs 225
Title: Words Matter: Writings Against Silence; Edited/Introduced by: K. Satchidanandan; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Pages: 261; Price: Rs 399
New Delhi, July 1: Gear up to celebrate the First ever Alto Comic Book Celebration Week in India presented by Comic Con India and powered by ReadWhere from July 4 to July 10 2016.
Kolkata, Jun 29 : A defence person's sense of precision and an engineer's eye for detail are two of the key elements that mark Kochery C Shibu's book first book, Man and Dreams in the Dhauladhar, was the recurring theme of the conversation that preceded the Kolkata launch of the book at Starmark (Quest Mall).
New Delhi, June 28 : Other than being on the sets of upcoming movie 'Half Girlfriend,' Chetan Bhagat is busy wrapping up his next novel that is slated for a Diwali release.
New Delhi, Jun 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled "The Birds of Banni Grassland" in New Delhi, on Tuesday. The book was presented to the Prime Minister by the scientists of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE).
Patna, June 28 : The Ram janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya was demolished during the reign of Auranagzeb and not by Babur's commander Mir Baqi, says former IPS officer Kishore Kunal in his book "Ayodhya Revisited".
Title: A Rising Man - Introducing Sam Wyndham; Author: Abir Mukherjee; Publisher: Harvill Secker/Random House India; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 599
New Delhi, June 27 : Alongside exploring contemporary issues facing the country today, "Mountain Echoes", the seventh edition of Bhutan's literary festival, will also focus on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the first ruler to unite it as a single nation.
Title: Shahenshah- The Life of Aurangzeb; Author: N.S. Inamdar/Vikrant Pande (translator); Publisher: Harper Perennial; Pages: 488; Price: Rs 599
Title: When All is Not Well; Author: Om Swami; Publisher: Harper Element; Pages: 188; Price: Rs 299.
Book: The Rise And Fall Of Nations - Ten Rules Of Change In The Post-Crisis World; Author: Ruchir Sharma; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 464; Price: Rs 799
Two days hence but in 1914 came possibly the most inept assassination in modern history, which may well have remained a farcical incident but for its consequences -- not only a long and ruinous war that engulfed and changed the world, but a further century of violence. Given what is at stake, it is not surprising that there have been many attempts -- in fiction -- to save Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort that fateful summer day in Sarajevo.
New Delhi, June 24 : The creative act of presenting tales using words and sounds is losing the value and space it deserves in the world of art. Attempting its revival is the upcoming "Wari" event where five artists will perform and narrate folk stories from different time zones.
Book: Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India; Author: Laxman Kumar Behera; Publisher: Pentagon Press; Pages: 198; Price: Rs 995