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'Manmohan sought a soft job, but Indira did not agree'

Manmohan Singh, who steered the UPA government for 10 years as prime minister, was looking for a 'soft' job in his 50s but was told by then prime minister Indira Gandhi to become the governor of the Reserve Bank of India as he was "too young to do a soft job", a new book by his daughter has revealed.

The spiritual saga

Balvinder Kumar, presently the Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), has used the very ­challenges his high-stress job poses, to embark on a journey as an author on spirituality.

OITNB's real Alex Vause to publish memoir on life in prison

Cleary Wolters, the woman who inspired TV series Orange Is The New Black's character Alex Vause will publish a memoir recounting her time in prison. She was a friend and ex-lover of the series' writer Piper Kerman and her book will release in May 2015

LOTR tour to mark book's 60th anniversary

Fans of The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR)trilogy are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary, and the upcoming release of the final cinematic instalment of The Hobbit.

Technologic Gen Y

Has technology taken over so much that reading as a habit is fast becoming a thing of the past?

Do you wanna make a sequel? Frozen's story continues in book series

Random House announced that it is publishing a Frozen chapter-book series that will continue the story from the 2013 hit Disney movie, which has grossed more than USD 1 billion at the box office.

From one cartoonist to another: Jayanto remembers Pran

It was in late 1970s when after finishing school at the Christ Church College, we used to roam around in Hazratganj, Lucknow's famous watering hole. The pavements opposite Central Bank had some comic bookshops and this is where I first got to know about Pran ji through his comic, Lotpot.

Why Chacha Chaudhary was every child's favourite uncle

Reading him was a pleasant compulsion and it was not an expensive pursuit. Credit must go its creator Pran Sharma for thinking of character that resembled a common man with uncommon friends and extraordinary skills.

Goodbye Pran: an entire generation will miss the iconic cartoonist

The 'Walt Disney of India' died today but legions of his fans will continue idolising Pran as the man who gave us our first desi superheroes and everyman characters. A fan says goodbye to the man behind Chacha Chaudhry, Sabu, Raman, Pinki and rest of the gang.

Remembering the hero: Bollywood mourns Pran's death

Bollywood celebrities paid rich tributes to their favourite cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, creator of iconic Chacha Chaudhary, who died on Wednesday. Pran died due to cancer early this morning at a hospital in Gurgaon. He was 75.
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