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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

Remembering Premchand's Idgah: Hamid's gift for Eid

As I look back on my school days, I recall the beautiful story by Munshi Premchand – Idgah – that we had in our Hindi text book. At that time, I had read it as any other story and was even a part of the play – without understanding its layers of wisdom. Vanita Srivastava writes.

First ever Superman comic to go up and away on eBay

A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay. It is one of as few as 50 unrestored copies in existence.

India is the perfect place for a thriller: James Patterson

American author James Patterson talks about his collaboration with Ashwin Sanghi for his eighth book of the Private series which is based in India.

Buy books and video games, happiness will come free: research

While life experiences help consumers feel closer to others, such products allow them to utilise and develop new skills and knowledge, resulting in similar levels of happiness, a new study showed.

Why it’s trendy to read Manto again

The James Dean of India’s literary circles, Manto died in 1965, aged just 43. During his short and tumultuous life, he put out a body of work that challenged genres - short stories, novel, radio plays, essays, sketches and movie scripts. His best stories are reversed for the Partition though.

Pakistani author documents Hindu temples in her country

Pakistani author Reema Abbasi recently launched in Delhi her new book "Historic Temples in Pakistan - A Call to Conscience" documenting Hindu shrines, and pilgrimage sites in Pakistan, carrying about 400 photographs.

Neel Mukherjee longlisted for Man Booker prize

Neel Mukherjee, a London-based writer whose recently published novel, The Lives of Others, won rave reviews, has been long-listed for the Man Booker prize 2014, which, for the first time, has admitted novels in English from across the globe.

Coming soon: a Kardashian family cookbook

Kim Kardashian's 'momager' Kris Jenner, matriarch of the reality TV Kardashian clan, is set to publish a family cookbook with the upcoming release of In the Kitchen with Kris, a Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites.

Thomas Berger, Little Big Man author, dead at 89

The witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn Little Big Man has died in New York. Thomas Berger was 89. He wrote more than 20 books, including The Feud, a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize.

Hollywood in the 30s: an enchanting journey in images

The book turns the lens on the home of the original motion picture, starting with Charlie Chaplin’s silent films and graduating to color movies like The Wizard of Oz. It focuses on the “movers and shakers of the age”, from directors and stars to movie sets and costume departments.
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