HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird goes digital for Gen Y

To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the best-loved stories of all time, was released as an e-book for the first time on Tuesday. Author Harper Lee said this was for the new generation as she still loved "dusty old books".

Harry Potter returns with grey hair in new JK Rowling story

Fictional boy wizard Harry Potter made his first appearance in seven years on Tuesday, featuring as a nearly 34-year-old with grey hairs in a new short story by author JK Rowling.

Book review: Hinduism pundits or Hindu baiters?

The book Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America is a compilation of the Hindu anger that followed questionable scholarship on Hinduism studies in the US, primarily by those linked to the powerful American Academy of Religion.

Cameron wants more Indian-origin MPs in UK

The number of Indian and other non-white people in British parliament has increased in recent years, but Prime Minister David Cameron believes ‘there is much more to be done’ to make parliament more representative of Britain’s demographic composition.

Four weekend reads: an eclectic mix of genres

Yesteryears Bollywood actress Meena Kumari's lyrical and emotional poems, a quirky look at sex from a woman's point of view, cooler climes of Mussoorie and Landour and some roller-coaster adventures - we tell you what you can read this weekend. Take a look.

Book recalls role of Tripura in Bangladesh liberation war

In Contribution of Tripura in the Liberation War of Bangladesh, Bangladeshi author and human rights activist Salam Azad recalls how the north-eastern state provided support to liberation war heroes and lakhs of refugees in the form of food and shelter.

Lost and Found in India, a must read for desis, videshis

This book is Braja's story of her love for India, a land she clearly adores. An autobiography written in an unusual style, she displays a strong sense of humour, often making fun of situations that other foreigners (even some Indians) may fume about.

Michael Jackson: the man who was king

An interview with Michael Jackson's bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard who have written a moving account of the pop star's final days. They talk at great length about the 'lonely', 'protective' and 'misunderstood' music legend.

Donna Tartt, Doris Kearns Goodwin awarded Carnegie medals

For the first time since researching her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Goldfinch,' Donna Tartt is back in Las Vegas. The occasion isn't work, but another literary honor as Tartt received this year's Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction Saturday.

Of love laced stories and emotional sagas

A woman falls in love with a suave hotelier; her good-looking best friend enters and she realises how fickle the heart can be. Another woman finds unexpected friendship and experiences love in strange situations and a couple go through a turbulent phase of their life. All these stories reflect contemporary tales of love. Take a look.

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