A weekend of unusual journeys ( Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 19 : 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 brain.
Three books to read this election season (Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 12 : 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 of all the Indian elections that have happened till date. Full Story
I was eager to make Soniaji country's next PM: RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav (Book Excerpt)
(Following are excerpts from two chapters - 'Highs in Delhi, Lows in Bihar and 'The Rising Stars of Bihar Politics of 'Gopalganj to Raisina: My Political Journey, a memoir by Lalu Prasad Yadav, President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, a former Chief Minister of Bihar and former Railways Minister. It is published in English and Hindi by Rupa Publications and is priced at Rs 500. The excerpts are being carried with the permission of the publisher.
Book series on Indian spiritual leaders' teachings
New Delhi, April 3 : Home to many spiritual and religious leaders, India abounds with their precious teachings. Bringing their wisdom, usually in form of aphorisms, to guide people is an upcoming 10-book series called 'Life Lessons' with its first four featuring Moinuddin Chisti, Guru Nanak, Adi Shankara and Mahavira set to soon hit stands in India.
Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics
New Delhi, March 29 : 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.
Chetan Bhagat announces new non-fiction "India Positive"
New Delhi, March 27 : Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat on Wednesday announced the launch of his new non-fiction book "India Positive", which comprises essays examining a gamut of subjects such as education, employment, Goods and Services Tax (GST), corruption and casteism.
Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets
New Delhi, March 22 : It's been described as "an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for the present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop.
The return of the Brahmin?
In 1996 my book "The Last Brahmin Prime Minister" was on the stands. The title was so controversial that friends like Dilip Padgaonkar stopped talking to me - but only for a short while. He was too dear a friend. Full Story
Kashmiri warrior queen Didda remembered in book
New Delhi, March 8 : A valiant story set in the resplendent landscapes of 10th century Kashmir - "Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir" - remembers a brave warrior who overcame her gender and disability, to be etched in history forever. As the world celebrates womanhood, this story stands out like no other.
Billionaire to fund the Booker Prize
London, Feb 28 : Silicon Valley billionaire Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman's charitable foundation 'Crankstart' will be the new supporter of the Booker Prize, its trustees announced on Thursday.
Youth to take centre stage at LIC-Gateway LitFest
Mumbai, Feb 28 : Over 60 writers, representing 22 Indian languages, will gather to discuss and share views on literary trends in language writings at the two-day LIC Gateway LitFest, starting Friday, at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here.
Sudhanshu Mittal bats for Ram Mandir in new book
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Cultural restoration of sites of worship has been going on since centuries, says BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal, who in his new book "RSS: Building India through sewa" calls for a Ram Temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
No substitute for great storytelling: Debutant novelist
New Delhi, Feb 23 : Publishing one's first novel is often more complicated than what the process may seem but Neel Mullick, whose "Dark Blossom" -- endorsed by veteran writer Ruskin Bond -- has just hit the stands, says that there is "no substitute for great storytelling".
How a book can flatter to deceive
New Delhi, Feb 23 : What makes Ruskin Bond and Dom Moraes such great writers? It's the feeling they have for their readers, and, perhaps, the feeling that readers develop after reading their works. Full Story