HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

Khushwant's desire to reunite with Pak roots comes true

A fistful of ashes of legendary Indian journalist and author Khushwant Singh have been brought to his birthplace in Pakistan's Punjab province to fulfill his desire to be 'reunited with his roots'.

Top 5 Shakespeare quotes that are common phrases

As we celebrate 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare, here's a list of top five quotes that have become a part of our daily parlance.

Next edition of Oxford English Dictionary may be too big to print

The Oxford English Dictionary may disappear from bookshelves as future editions may be too big to print. Only an on-line format would be practicable and affordable as the third edition is expected to be twice the size of the current version, according to its publishers.

Book review: Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra

He never needed any special costumes or makeup. Just his trademark lascivious sneer and a voice that could switch from silken menace to wheedling entreaty was all it needed to establish him as villain in the viewer's mind. But when Prem Chopra embarked on his film career, it was with the intention of becoming a hero!

Movies help me reach more Indians: Chetan Bhagat

Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being 2 States, based on his book 2 States: The Story Of My Marriage. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians.

A fresh palette: Japanese comic art form Manga finds a devoted following in India

Manga, the Japanese comic art form, is finding a devoted following in India, amid a growing number of dedicated clubs, libraries and cosplay or comic costume events.

Most banned and challenged books of 2013 revealed

Dav Pilkey's best-selling picture book series Captain Underpants topped the list of the most banned and challenged books of 2013 for its offensive language and material unsuited for its targeted age group.

It's time for Modi: writer who shocked publishing world speaks up

Tamil author Joe D'Cruz made a Facebook post supporting BJP leader. A publisher withdrew his book and his translator backed out. D'Cruz tells Hindustan Times about his views.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Garcia Marquez and Castro: A controversial friendship

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution - the beginning of a decades-long and controversial friendship.


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