Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct. 23 : Kannada edition of the book 'The Challenge of Public Relations' by Public Relation veteran C.K. Sardana was released here on Sunday by UVCE College of Engineering principal Dr. K.R. Venugopal.
It is a rare country that remembers all its heroes, let alone recognises their contribution -- even war heroes, otherwise lionised for political benefit and as a conveniently vicarious symbol of service and sacrifice.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Read the tale of a single parent's quest for love, and understanding; the story of a girl who is confused about giving her ex another chance. Wade through a powerful love story of heartbreak, strength and unconditional love; enjoy the journey of a detective in his new venture; and celebrate the benefits that messiness has in our lives.
New Delhi [India], Oct 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah unveiled a book 'Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur' authored by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the BJP headquarters.
(Title: Daughters of Jorasanko; Author: Aruna Chakravarti; Publisher: HarperCollins India; Pages: 327; Price: Rs 399)
Title: Superpower - Three Choices for America's Role in the World; Author: Ian Bremmer; Publisher: Portfolio Penguin; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499
Humankind's capacity to comprehend pales before its ability to misinterpret or misappropriate -- and neither prophet nor philosopher is immune. For the latter, none can beat this lonely, tragic but most misunderstood philosopher, sought to be owned by both extremes of the political spectrum (and many others), but still going on to influence a large swathe of the cultural and intellectual history to our times.
New Delhi, Oct 15 : Flick through the journey of three sisters are on a magical quest that teaches them that there is magic in the world; bury yourself in the life history of classical musician M. S. Subbulakshmi. Also, read the story of a girl finding her way through the sexist world and wade through the tale of a woman who has a flair for solving problems.
An unconventional singer - with a raspy, almost nasal voice instead of honeyed tones - burst into public consciousness in the early 1960s with a brace of self-written, hard-hitting songs expressing the growing social unrest and questioning tradition and injustice. "How many years can some people exist/Before they're allowed to be free?" he asked, and told the establishment that 'The Times They Are a-Changin'. Over half a century later, the Swedish Academy acknowledged Bob Dylan's message by making him the first songwriter to be conferred the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Title: Mornings After; Author: Tharun James Jimani; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 350
Jim Corbett Park (Uttarakhand), Oct 11 : The second edition of Kumaon Literature Festival (KLF) began here on Tuesday with a debate on the difference between our thoughts and actions and the role of freedom of expression in this.
Title: Mind Over Money -- The Psychology of Money and How to Use it Better; Author: Claudia Hammond; Publisher: Canongate/Random House India; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 599
Title: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor; Author: Rick Riordan; Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House; Pages: 512; Price: Rs 599
By Vikas Datta: A small band of prominent people, including women and children, refusing allegiance to the ruler, were forcibly confined on a dusty plain for over a week, refused access to water, and eventually all the men were massacred.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : Dive into the epic Ramayana by learning about it in rhymes. Also, wade through a charmingly illustrated retelling of the epic. Read the story of six teenagers who have to survive many dangers to find secrets of a strange key, and bury yourself in a tantalising collection of timeless tales.
New Delhi, Oct 6 : Kovalam Literary Festival, South India's pioneering literary event, will focus on non-fiction writing at its 8th edition in Thiruvananthapuram on October 22.
Title: Guardians of God - Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban; Author: Mona Kanwal Sheikh; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 224; Price: Rs 695
Title: Alfred Hitchcock; Author: Peter Ackroyd; Publisher: Vintage/Random House India; Pages: 288; Price: Rs 499
In an era when populist rhetoric and rituals trump achievements and genuine belief, democracy exists, but with its key principles of dissent and non-conformity not only ignored but threatened, and totalitarianism no longer only a feature of dictatorships, it is time to turn to a modern "philosopher-king" who not only diagnosed such a situation but also suggested a remedy.
By M.R. Narayan Swamy, Title: A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India; Author: Josy Joseph; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India; Pages: 231; Price: Rs 599
Title: To Each With Love -A Satiric Rendition; Author: Renee Ranchan; Publisher: Stellar Publishers; Pages: 254; Price: Rs 350
New Delhi, Sep 30 : Bury yourself in dark and scary tales of horror and mystery, wade through a momentous journey of self-discovery. Also, know the story of six individuals dealing with life and finding their own ways through it. The IANS bookshelf has some really interesting tales to offer this weekend.
Book: 1991: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Made History: Author: Sanjaya Baru; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 216; Price: Rs 250
Title: Secrets of State; Author: Matthew Palmer; Publisher: G.P. Putnams Sons/Penguin Random House; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 399
Title: Exotic England - The Making of A Curious Nation; Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Publisher: Portobello Books; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 599
New Delhi, Sept 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee released the book 'Citizen and Society' written by Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari on Friday at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi [India], Sept.23 : Humour, acerbic wit and satire stem from a literary genre that makes you chuckle, smirk or sneer. And if this rendition comes with a vibrant play of picturesque words, it brings alive characters that lend certain unique depth to the narration. Renee Ranchan's debut collection of short stories, To Each With Love: A Satiric Rendition, is one such remarkable attempt at portraying the contemporary India - be it the feudal class, the lower or upper middle class, or for that matter the snobbish elite.
Title: And Then All Hell Broke Loose - Two Decades in the Middle East; Author: Richard Engel; Publisher: Simon and Schuster; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 699
New Delhi, Sep 23 : Read the story of an English painter and his apprentice, whose paintings become the unexpected crux of the last Anglo-Mysore War. Flick through a nail-biting saga of a young girls clash against her father, in a battle of love, money, lust and longing. Also, go through an insightful view into the world of the millennials and bury yourself in a selection from the rich archives of "The Modern Review" by Ramananda Chatterjee.
New Delhi, Sep 22 : Literature enthusiasts in the city can look forward to a speed date with authors from 10 European countries at the Instituto Cervantes on Friday.
Title: How to Sound Really Clever; Author: Hubert Van Den Bergh; Publisher: Bloomsbury Information; Pages: 224; Price: Rs 250
Kolkata, Sep 20 : Kolkata's leading books-and-lifestyle store, STORY, celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of famous author Roald Dahl through a unique programme on Sep 12.
Title: In the Jungles of the Night - A Novel About Jim Corbett; Author: Stephen Alter; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499
There is one country that has militarily defeated the US -- and that too on its own soil -- stolen a march on both the US and USSR in space travel, severely dented American capitalists' confidence in their own capability, and finally saved the Western world in the aftermath of the 1970s energy crisis. But the name of Grand Fenwick doesn't occur in any history book, or show up in any atlas, unless it also maps Ruritania, Syldavia, Borduria, Oz or even Shangri-La.
Title: Network18 - The Audacious Story of a Start-up that Became a Media Empire; Author: Indira Kannan; Publisher: Portfolio Penguin; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 699
New Delhi, Sep 16 : Immerse yourself in the thrilling story of a young politician fighting corruption, know the struggles of a journalist as she reports a murder, flick through different aspects of Indians and read about the journey of finding a husband for a woman in her early thirties. The IANS bookshelf offers some interesting fiction this weekend.
Kolkata, September 12 : Kolkata's popular retail store Starmark, in association with Puffin Books, hosted 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl' to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the world's famous story teller Roald Dahl, at Quest Mall, Kolkata on Saturday.
Title: Spitfire Singh; Author: Mike Edwards; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 334; Price: Rs 499
Kolkata, September 12 : Kolkata's popular retail store Starmark, in association with Puffin Books, hosted 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Rahl' to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the world's famous story teller Roald Dahl, at Quest Mall, Kolkata on Saturday.
Kolkata, Sep 9 : For those who want to give something a little different to their children for the festive season, STORY, the leading lifestyle and bookstore in Kolkata, is offering a wide range of popular mangas.
Review by Vikas Datta, Book Title: Once Upon a Time in India -The Marvellous Adventures of Captain Corcoran; Author: Alfred Assollant (translated by Sam Miller); Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 252; Price: Rs 299
Review by Vishnu Makhijani, Book Title: China's Transition under Xi Jinping; Editor: Jagannath P. Panda; Publisher: Pentagon Press; Pages: 427; Price: Rs 1,995/$59.95
New Delhi, Sep 2 : Flick through an exciting story triggered by Neil Armstrong's moon walk, wade through the love story of a geek and a fashion model, read the romantic tale of three lives ruled by destiny and bury yourself in the gripping story of a woman caught between two worlds.
New Delhi, Aug 31 : Just how integral the Delhi Metro has become to the lives of lakhs of the capital's denizens can be gauged from the fact that it provides the backdrop for an extra-marital affair that begins at a train station.
Review by M.R. Narayan Swamy, Book Title: Om Swami As We Know Him; Authors: Ismita Tandon and Swami Vidyananda Om; Publisher: Harper Element; Pages: 278; Price: Rs 350
Review by Vikas Datta, Book Title: A Frightfully English Execution (Inspector Singh Investigates #7) ; Author: Shamini Flint; Publisher: Piatkus/Hachette India; Pages: 368 ; Price: Rs 499
Review by Vikas Datta: Book Title: The Pleasure Principle - The Amaryllis Book of Erotic Stories; Editor: G. Sampath; Publisher: Amaryllis; Pages: 244; Price: Rs 350
By Vikas Datta, Aug 28: Do you have to be born in a place renowned as a cradle of poetry to be considered a part of its tradition, or is its ethos so strong and pervasive that it can encompass even those who settle there?
New Delhi [India], Aug.28 : Manan Dwivedi has presented in the book a comprehensive study of the American Dream, from the early days of the Mayflower Pact and the American Bill of Rights to the present day. The book presents the changes in U.S. foreign policy and the impact of the United States on world affairs.
Title: Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka; Author: John Gimlette; Publisher: Quercus (London); Pages: 518; Price: Rs 650
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.