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.
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.