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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, accompanied by Electricity Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy, checks out the new skywalk at the Thiruvananthapuram Medica
Sudha Murthy: A tale of fewer old friends and no new saree!

The couple loves reading, and their massive collection of over 20,000 books neatly arranged in two libraries, stands testimony to it.

30 Jul 2017

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Five books to look forward to in August 2017

August offers simple reading options without the hype that distracts and manipulates readers.

30 Jul 2017

J.L Nehru with Edwina Mounbatten  ( Photo courtesy Wiki)
Mom, Nehru were rarely alone to have physical affair: Daughter of Lord Mountbatten

Pamela Hicks nee Mountbatten was 17 when her father Lord Louis Mountbatten came to India as the last Viceroy. She saw a "profound relationship" developing between Nehru and her mother Edwina Ashley.

30 Jul 2017

A survivor’s tale

The author, a domestic violence victim, through immense courage holds a mirror to society and questions patriarchy

29 Jul 2017

Atheist and the almighty

Does God exist? Or is He a figment of our imagination? The author tackles this endless question in his book

29 Jul 2017

Turning the pages of pain

This collection of short stories based on the theme of Partition opens up many wounds

29 Jul 2017

India's bureaucrats wedded to status quo: Author Aparna Pande in new book

The bureaucracy and institutions designed by the British rulers to maintain a colonial enterprise pose a challenge to India's growth, a new book by an Indian-American said.

28 Jul 2017

Actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna
Actor turned writer Twinkle Khanna writing her third book: Juggernaut Books

Former actress Twinkle Khanna s working on her third book. 

27 Jul 2017

File photo: Indian novelist Arundhati Roy presents her book 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome. (AP Photo)
Neck and neck race for Man Booker, too close to call for Arundhati Roy

Roy, who won the prize in 1997 for "The God of Small Things," is in the running again with her long-awaited second novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness."

27 Jul 2017

Devdutt Pattanaik says the influence brought about a change in the way people consume books because they were easily available online.
Internet, Potter, Bhagat changed the way how India read: Devdutt

The rise of Flipkart opened people to buying books online and the world of enchantment through Harry Potter became more popular among readers. 

26 Jul 2017

Amish Tripathi ( Photo courtesy Twitter@authoramish)
'Immortal India': Amish Tripathi's first step into non-fiction

The author 'helps you understand India like never before'.

26 Jul 2017

Javed Akhtar
Sensibilities as writer don't come on platter; no medium can replace books, says Javed Akhtar

Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, son of eminent Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar, says sensibilities as a writer don't come on a platter and are not available in any shop.

25 Jul 2017

Love and newsprint; Sheila Kumar's No strings attached  reviewed

Classic boy meets girls, fall in love gets a charming new spin with no strings attached.

22 Jul 2017

A dash of history, fiction and folklore

With magical realism, the 3,000-year-old saga of the Muziris is reborn in a modern world.

22 Jul 2017

Golden legacy of turmoil and repression

A searing, terrifying story about intolerance, persecution and religious fanaticism that characterises Pakistan’s recent history, in which democracy is just a facade.

22 Jul 2017

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Man of Her Match review: Second innings in cricket and love

It's a story about loss and companionship, fame and loneliness, media and parental manipulation, miscommunication, and finally second chances and redemption (beyond our hero and heroine). 

22 Jul 2017

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Business is to increase not only wealth but also 'dharma'

But how is "dharma" related to business?

21 Jul 2017

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Iranian artist denied UK visa to attend book fest

In reaction to his visa refusal, the artist drew an illustration which was posted online. 

21 Jul 2017

Durjoy Dutta ( Photo courtesy Facebook  @durjoydutta1)
Durjoy Dutta's novel to be adapted into a web series

The web series will launch in December.

19 Jul 2017

Neeraj Ghaywan | IANS
Writers now pre-censoring their screenplays: Neeraj Ghaywan

Artists often face resistance from various factions.

18 Jul 2017