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 & 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 & 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
New Delhi, June 24 : Bury yourself in the difficult ardent romance of a young guy who falls madly in love with a married milph, explore the life of a TV journalist and cast an eye over some significant career and happiness tips. The IANS Bookshelf has some intriguing volumes to offer this weekend.
Title: Spy Games; Author: Adam Brookes; Publisher: Sphere/Hachette India; Pages: 448; Price: Rs.399
Kolkata, June 22 : Dr Aman M. Hingorani, Lawyer and Mediator, Supreme Court Of India and The High Court Of Delhi on Wednesday launched his maiden book 'Unraveling The Kashmir Knot' in Kolkata.
In Kolkata for a book signing session, IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity catches up with Ashwin Sanghi, the best selling author of three novels. The duo discusses his latest book, The Sialkot Saga, the characters from the book, Ashwin's love for anagrams and how he dealt with rejection. Excerpts from the interview:
Title: Full Marks for Trying - An unlikely journey from the Raj to the Rag Trade ; Author: Brigid Keenan; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499
Title: The Mind of a Terrorist - The Strange Case of David Headley; Author: Kaare Sorensen/Cory Klingsporn (Translator); Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
Author Samuel Butler once observed that "to die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead". By this standard, well alive even after 2,000 years is this first century Roman Emperor and philosopher, whose seminal work was a favourite of US President Bill Clinton in his eventful tenure, figures in iconic novels of John Steinbeck and Indian bureaucrat Upamanyu Chatterjee, and appeared on the best-seller list even in 2002.
Kolkata, June 17 : Starmark, in association with Pan Macmillan India, will host the launch of advertising professional Ambi Parameswaran's book Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India Through 50 Years of Advertising at its South City Mall store on June 23.
Embark on a journey of remorse, redemption and love where a girl falls for a man with dark secrets; then a modern day version of the Mahabharata presented with a humorous corporate twist.
Title: Stasi Child; Author: David Young; Publisher: Twenty7 Books/Bloomsbury; Pages: 416; Price: Rs 399
Title: Crumbs! Bread Stories and Recipes from the Indian Kitchen; Author: Saee Koranne-Khandekar; Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 450, Pages: 256
Title: Timeless Wisdom from Ancient India; Author: Basant K. Gupta; Publisher: Laksmi di Asya Om (Italy); Pages: 235; Price: Not listed.
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : The Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is back here, this time with the theme of "Literature and democracy" to discuss several dimensions of the inter-connections between the two.
Kolkata, Jun 13 : Director and screenwriter Nagesh Kukunoor launched the novelised version of Dhanak in Kolkata on Monday at the STORY bookstore and lifestyle store.
Among forms of transport as settings for stories, trains seem the most popular. Rail travel may not have the speed or 'glamour' of air travel, or the well-heeled ambience of, say, a cruise ship, but still has its own charm and mystique that lends itself well to stories. And some famous authors, from Agatha Christie to Ian Fleming, Graham Greene to J.K. Rowling and Khushwant Singh to Satyajit Ray used it to great effect.
New Delhi, June 10 : In a time when most budding authors in India are busy making a name for themselves writing in English, Alexshendra Venus Bakshi is charting a less travelled path. The young author is not only only penning down pieces in Hindi, but is also urging her readers to do so.
Book: Six Machine; Author: Chris Gayle; Pulisher: Penguin Viking; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 275